Help with our vegetable-farm, dog-walking and babysitting in a quiet village im Burgenland, Austria




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  • Description


    We are looking for someone fun to work with!

    We are a young couple with 2 young children, dog and cat, runner ducks, geese, quails and chicken. We have moved from one rural farm in cold climate to a farm in a warmer climate (for austrian standard) near the hungarian border. I (Anna) am a vegetable gardener and very excited about the new climate.

    So far we have rebuilt the complete house and are still working on the place. We are currently setting up the tiny vegetable farm for income (still setting up infrastructure - greenhouse, waterpipes, chicken coops, fields, place for selling).
    Next to all the exciting things, like growing vegetables or constructing things, there is the basic everyday work that takes up a lot of time - walking the DOGS, playing with the CHILDREN, feeding everyone, including the chicken and us...
    The dogs are young and very active, my daughters are said to be very cute by those who think children are cute, the cat is very cuddly.

    We live very rural within a nice scenery surrounded by fields and forest inside a small village.

    We would preferably have someone staying with us for some months.


    If you like to walk dogs, enjoy physical WORK in the outdoors, children and have some time to spare... Come help us :)

    We would like to speak english/german (Sebastian also speaks some spanish as his father is from Guatemala, but I do not) and are open to different cultures, as we both travelled lots before.

    We try to avoid the SUPERMARKET and PLASTIC, as best as we can.

    This is a very rural area, we are quite far from any city. We try to avoid shopping at the supermarket and only buy at a foodcoop for regional, ecological farming products, so you will eat what we eat. (We share cooking duty equally and bake cakes for sweets).

    We do NOt accomodate SMOKERS!

    We enjoy hosting motivated people, having fun with plain work and having an open heart, to become part of the family!

    Basically there are very varied tasks, but there is no fixed program.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn about organic gardening during season.
    You can learn basics of woodwork for building furniture.
    You can learn baby-language and german with Liane
    and how to love and care for animals!
    We like to experiment not only with growing rare vegetables, but also with cooking, baking and preserving it. I am really into making juice, syrup, yam, dried fruits, ketchup, stock, tea creations and so on...
    Feel free to inspire and create!

  • Help


    There are varied tasks and I am trying to divide everyone according to their skill and motivation (previous experience and skill with the tools is not mandatory, but will give you the chance for more exciting, independent work, as less guidance is needed for you).

    I would LOVE to have some help with the dogs, babysitting and outdoor things: Weeding, crafting with wood for basic furniture, basic field work, sowing, harvesting, cooking every second day ....

    There are many different fields of employment, but shared cooking and cleaning (tools, toilet, your place) is generally expected of you.

    We like to work, because we enjoy it. We do not work a certain amount of hours to enjoy recreational time - working is our recreation and our purpose, as we eat what we sow.

    Be sure to be entertained by little things in a quiet rural environment.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will live in a camper-van in the garden. Garden comes with a composting toilet. You share bath and food with us in the house.

    We cook FRESH and YUMMY without substitute products, trying to mainly use the harvest from our own garden and avoid shopping at the supermarket. We own a big supply of EVERYTHING, mostly in big jars of years supply. Other things - like milk, fish once a months, sometimes cheese, sometimes meat - we get from the foodcoop or farmer-friends.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are non smokers and only accomodate non smokers (I get allergic from time to time). We don´t usually drink.
    We are living a basic lifestyle, by producing our main needs as we go.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Depends on the animals.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

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