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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.
MINIMUM STAY IS 1 MONTH!
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.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Depends on the animals.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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