Come help us with B&B in the most beautiful valley in the Austrian Alps, Bad Gastein, Austria



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    my name is Thijs (originally from Holland) and since 2006 I am the owner of an apartment house in the most beautiful valley in the Austrian Alps. The house is beautifully located in Bad Gastein in a car free zone and in the middle of nature. We offer 8 apartments in different sizes. In total we offer place to a maximum of 40 guests. Some guests also order breakfast but most of them make their own breakfast.

    I offer a unique opportunity for people with a wish to have their own b&b sometime in the future. A lot of people have the dream to start a b&b, but they never got the chance to test it what it really is like. Buying a b&b or renting a b&b and starting up your business costs a lot of money and energy. I know many examples of people who did it and who were dissappointed because the dream was not like the reality. Luckily I also know a lot of examples of people who prepared the new adventure very well and succeeded to live the dream.
    In this situation there is not something like working hours or an inflexible time table with fixed working hours. Every day is different and it is not to predict how next day will be. You take over the responsibility to run the house in a team with 2, 3 or maximum 4 participants with the same dream. The guests are going to be your best friends and you are going to offer them the best service that they do not expect. You have to be ready for that challenge. Are you?

    Winter 2019/2020 is already full.

    Things to do:

    Check in and out of the guests
    Prepare breakfast
    Making beds
    Ski tours with guests
    General maintenance
    Satisfy the guests!
    And more...

    You must be service minded and be able to work in a team. You get a lot of responsibility.

    I prefer life experienced people who speak German and English. You need a drivers licence B(E).

    Bad Gastein is a town filled with nature, art and beautiful buildings and is very attractive for active tourists and artists.
    Gastein is a big and high (up to 2700 m) ski area with 200 km of prepared slopes and a lot of freeriding possibilities.

    You can offer the guests some activities like ski tours, yoga lessons or massage or just use your time to explore the beautiful mountains.

    There is always something to maintain in or around the house. Maybe you can instruct yoga or offer massages or something like that, so you can make some additional money. I am open for all your suggestions.

    I offer a private 2-room apartment with balcony and private bathroom. It is big enough for 2 - 4 persons. You possibly share it with other helper(s).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn to know the Austrian culture and the beauty of Gastein in the Hohe Tauern, 1 of the most beautiful, biggest protected nature parc of Europe. You will experience working and living in the Alps.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

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    I am looking for workawayers with a dream. I offer an independent and unique opportunity to run an appartmenthouse in a beautiful 2 season touristic area in the Austrian Alps. Under my supervision you learn all ins and outs and you will find out if your dream can be reality. Some of my ex workawayers and helpers are now actually owner of a b&b themselves!
    You get a weekly reimbursement for buying food and you cook yourself in our fully equiped kitchen.
    Occasionally I offer a 4wd small car for doing groceries.

    Do you have a dream to be owner of a b&b in the future and do you want to find out if this really is what you want?
    Are you ready for this challenge?
    Did you ever dream about working in the Austrian Alps?

    I am looking forward to all reactions and offers!

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private 2 room apartment with balcony and bathroom for 2 - 4 workawayers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Bad Gastein is a spa town in the Austrian state of Salzburg, situated at the northern rim of the Hohe Tauern national park. It has about 4,000 inhabitants. The name "Bad" means "spa", reflecting the town's history as a health resort. It is located at the head of the Gastein valley, about 1,000 metres (3,280 ft.) above sea level. The townscape is characterised by historic multi-story hotel buildings erected on the steep slopes. The name is occasionally rendered in old books and newspaper reports as Badgastein.

    I am looking for flexible person(s). I am very flexible aswell. Carpe Diem!

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 582423531354