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Update: would like to build a stairway to what should become a pond, an outdoors toilet/shower house, a henhouse. Picking fruit. Picking weeds. Building flowerbeds. Needed: people with physical strength, construction and building skills, creativity.
We're a live-loving, openminded, energetic and fun family who lives with 2 cats and 3 chickens in the southwestern part of Upper Austria 🇦🇹, just 30 km north of Salzburg. I work as a teacher now, but used to work in tourism, restaurants and a travel-agency. I also spent almost 2 years living abroad, in the USA 🇺🇸 and Italy 🇮🇹. So I/we really love to meet people from different countries and cultures and would like to share time, space, experiences and work.
My daughter Johanna studies health care and my partner David is in IT. We all live here together, but the hosting and inviting people from all over the world into our house and garden is definitely my thing. I love it :)
Looking forward to hosting creative, nature and garden interested people who maybe have experience in construction work with concrete or pond-building! See you 😊
Help in the house
Cook and enjoy Austrian and international meals together. Language learning (German, English), herbs and gardening, Salzburg - culture and festivals, the surroundings, getting to know the mountains and go swimming in clear lakes and rivers. Sometimes, when I’m not busy doing other things I can be a very good guide to our local sites and beautiful nature places. I’ve also done quite some special travelling and love to share stories about that.
We have several projects in our full organic garden: like shoveling soil and gravel from one spot to the other, building a wall alongside the garden (creative) and there is also a future-to-be Pond (now it's just an ugly whole in the garden), mowing the lawn, cutting trees, cleaning the henhouse, watering, harvesting, picking weeds and plums... cooking jam and tomato-sauce. So for some jobs a certain physical strength is helpful, although, I as a woman can also do these kind of things.
We don't have huge project - they are small to medium sized... couple of hours, couple of days in order one is done. So we don't necessarily need long term workawayers, it's also nice to have someone just hop in and out for a couple of days, help doing one or the other thing.
German, English, some Italian, some French
It really depends on the time of the year, what we can offer. In general we are a quite open house, so one day there's just me, then the other day we are all at home. Most likely we can provide a single bedroom with an own bathroom ensuite.
If you prefer, in summer you can sleep in a tent in the garden. We can provide full equipment for that.
Let's just communicate about what you need to be happy and we'll see, if we can provide it.
Overall it should be a win-win situation, so if you stay just for a short while, doing little work a couch might be just fine and totally acceptable for you.
What I always guarantee are fresh and clean sheets on the bed (couch) and a clean bathroom, what for my feeling are essential things to feel comfortable!
The rooms are part of our apartment in our two stories family home. My mother lives on the first floor, we live downstairs. You have access to an own terrace. You can fix your own breakfast or eat with us. I cook nice dinner on most days,, you can enjoy with us. We are mostly on the veggie-side... if meat, then organic from local farmers. Meals are included and we expect about 4 hrs work a day.
We also have bikes for your use, there is a beautiful lake 3 km from our house and a train station just 3 minutes walking distance from the house. 35 - 45 minutes to Salzburg by train for € 13,50/day ticket.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 3 - 4 hours a day, 5 days a week