Join our Buddhist center and be a part of something meaningful in Scharnstein, Austria

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We are an international Buddhist center, with guests from around the world, who are interested in Tibetan Buddhism and spiritual practice.
    Since 2004 we are renovating an old farmhouse in Upper Austria, situated in the picturous region of the Salzkammergut, amidst mountains, lakes and woods.
    Kindness, loving care, respect, awareness, and meditation in action are the basic motivations of our project.
    We are looking for people who have the same joy for helping and caring for our place as we have and who are not simply looking for "food and shelter", but who want to become part of our team during their stay.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Here you can learn very much, on many different levels:
    Personal growth: Being in an environment of spiritual practice can teach you a lot about how to deal with your emotions, thoughts, and challenges that come from living and working together with others.

    Buddhist practice: If you are interested you can join our daily group meditation and the weekend teachings and seminars on Buddhist philosophy by authentic Tibetian Lamas. We have found that to be very helpful to understand how the place works, and the ethics and motivation of the place.

    Skills: We are a team of people with many skills and talents that you can learn from (carpeting, gardening, farming, construction works..)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We need help with the many things that come with a big house.
    We are currently looking for people:

    with garden experience (cutting, weeding, planting, watering.)

    with passion and talent for cleaning, and housekeeping.

    with experience in construction, building, handcraft, and carpentry.

    who have experience in product photography, Shopify, MailChimp, or Zapier.

    - Handy people- always welcome!

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    In a simple but cozy dormitory space. Cool in summer and warm in winter. We can provide bedding and towels.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As we are all volunteers here (also those who run the place full time), we are trying to let everyone who wishes to become part of our larger team, while maintaining a balance between the workaway structure and our rhythm and needs.

    This is why we offer the workaway agreement for 2 weeks max, if you wish to stay longer (up to 3 months) please let us know in your message.

    After completing two weeks as a workaway, you can extend your stay under the 'volunteer' agreement, which entails different terms.

    Please only apply to volunteer with us up to 2 months before your estimated arrival date.


    After settling in on your arrival day you would help out for 5 days, followed by two days off (the exact timing might vary)

    For your free days, you can either:

    Stay and visit our seminars for free- if they fit you
    (if you stay in the center on your rest days we would kindly ask for help with dishes)
    Travel and see the surroundings (Gmunden, go hiking in the lake district, Salzburg).

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 595899678431

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