We are a young couple with a 2 year old daughter, two dogs and two cats, plus runner ducks 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 (will set up the greenhouse business in 2020).
We have just rebuilt the whole house and are fully moving back in in November. Due to all the construction work, there is a hell of a lot to do everywhere with everything. The excavator went through half of the existing vegetable field... Most of the wooden furniture still have to be restored or built, we want to built a stonewall for the terrace and fill it up with earth..... and so on.
Next to all these exciting things, there is the basic everyday work that takes up a lot of time - walking the dogs, playing with Liane, feeding everyone, including the chicken and me...
Just helping me with the daily chores would already help me so much. The dogs are young and very active, my daughter is said to be very cute by those who think children are cute, the cats are cats and very cuddly.
My husband works very far away right now (Sebastian, chemist working on his PhD until JANUARY, thank god there is an end to this!) and is home only on the weekends. 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 longer, like an AuPair, but if you don´t have that much time you´re just as welcome. If you like to walk dogs, the outdoors and a baby and have some time to spare... Come help us :)
We would like to speak some english (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. This is a very rural area, so sadly we are not to be reached too easily by public transport. There is one bus daily coming down from vienna, which takes 2,5 hours.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
You can learn a thing or two about organic gardening during season. You can learn baby-language german with Liane and how to take care of some attention-LOVING dogs!
I am a decent enough cook and 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, tea creations and so on...
I would LOVE to have some help with the dogs, babysitting and basic household things, like hanging up the washing, the cooking ......
Of course there is also outdoor stuff to do, like feeding the chicken, weeding, setting up things with us, like the terrace, furniture. Etc.
Be sure to be entertained by little rural things.
You will live in our house with your own guestroom, share bath and food with us. We have just finished rebuilding the house COMPLETELY inside, so it should be super awesome with loam walls and floor heating, two bathrooms... maybe not all furniture yet ;)
We are non smokers and it would be my greatest wish for accomodating another non smoker (I get allergic from time to time). We also don´t really drink...
That DOES sound like a pretty boring downer though... We are living a healthy lifestyle, that´s kinda what we are about. Incorporating work with life by producing our main needs. Yet we are not complete organic missionaires... We do enjoy to drink coke or ice-tea and eat bananas sometimes - despite our convictions.
We like to be busy and hardworking, but you can relax the way you wish to, after some help with us for maybe 5 hours a day?
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week