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We are Sarah, Marco and our sons Jakob and Lorenz (born in March 2018 and March 2020). 2018 we moved to a house 40km south of Vienna. We have a big garden and created a little familly farm here.
We have lots of projects going on, during the summer most of them in the garden - e.g. preparing new beds, painting the wooden fence, building bee houses, building a shed to store our tools or the daily maintainance work that has to be done in a garden.
- cut firewood
- build a new shed and an outdoor shower
- plant new trees
- sieving soil and compost
- building a second glashouse
Additionally, we have winter time and bad weather (by means of rainy or too hot/cold) projects in the house: e.g. wood works in our workshop and renovating some rooms, little cleaning tasks, food canning and preservation, taking care of the kids (only if you are willing to do so).
We planted many fruit trees and berry bushes and have a big vegetable garden. We have cats, chicken and bees, ducks will come soon and possibly also some sheep or a pig.
Some days we have to go to work during the week, as we need a helping hand here and there some tasks needs to be done during the weekend or on weekdays in the evening.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We have many guests via warmshowers (a community to host cyclists) and love to meet other people from different countries. We travelled a lot and did a big trip by bike through Canada, the US, New Zealand and Europe. Now we settled down and enjoy having guests. So many stories to share.
We are from Germany but we are familiar with Austrian traditions too :-)
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
mainly garden tasks, e.g. preparing new beds, planting trees, painting the fence..., but also some help in the house, e.g. renovating different rooms, tiling floors, woodworks, preservation of fruits and vegetables from the garden or weekly cleaning.
We are appreciative of any help in any of the aforementioned tasks. It would be great if you are organised, have initiative and have some experience in this field.
Anyone staying at our home needs to have the motivation to complete work to a satisfactory standard! And to be genuinely committed to helping us by doing what we need properly.
Please be aware that we have two kids already so we expect you to rather self-reliant and reliable! We don't need more kids to take care of ;-)
This host offers a language exchange
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You will have your own room and can use our big bathroom or an own little bathroom in the basement if you prefer to have a private bathroom.
We have a nice kitchen where we love to cook and share the meals with you.
And of course the living room can be used by our guest any time.
But please be aware: you don't live in a hotel! We expect without explicitly telling you that you help preparing meals, getting the table ready or put the things in the dishwasher during your stay...as a matter of course.
When you see a dirty spot feel free to clean it - you don't have to wait for us to tell you things that need to be done obviously. :-)
And what we don't like are smartphone-addicted people. Our meals are smartphone-free.... we have little children and don't want him to see smartphones all the time...we live the real life! ;-)
We have two cats, so please be aware in case you are allergic to animal hair!
You can easily get to Vienna with public transport. There are also many things to do in the area, nice lakes as well as the mountains are not far from here and easy to reach by car and some even by train. You can use one of our bicycles during your stay to get to the train station or to explore the area.
We have a piano you can play if you like.
We have some house-rules or call it a philosophy of living - nothing super strict but things that are important for us, like switching off the lights when leaving a room, saving water and energy in general (as we have to pay for all the ressources we use!), helping to get the table ready and clean up after meals and having the meals together and no permanent use of a smartphone - it should all be things that are not extraordinary but our experience showed us that we have to say it....
Volunteers need to be non-smokers and not to young. Our apologies in advance to young people who we are sure have lots to offer.
If you want to use the time off we have two chimneys (indoor for the winter and outdoor for the summer), a huge party room with a pool table, some bikes you can use to explore the area, mountains to hike close by - we try to be very active and can take you with us.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
You can of course use the wifi and work on you digital projects during your freetime. But what we don't like are smartphone addicted people that use the phone all the time. Please use your electronical devices in your room, especially during meals we don't like if smartphones are used.
There is parking possible in front of the house. If you have a campervan we can also provide you with electricity.
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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