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We are Sarah, Marco and our son Jakob who was born in March 2018. Three years ago we moved to a house 40km south of Vienna. We have a big garden and created a little 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, digging a pond for ducks and a shed to store our tools or the daily maintainance work that has to be done in a garden.
- cut firewood
- fill holes from old removed trees
- finish our chicken batten fence
- painting the roof
- plant new trees
- build a ladder to the roof
- clean and repair the roller blinds
- sieving soil and compost
Additionally, we have winter time and bad weather (by means of rainy or too hot/cold) projects in the house: e.g. building a new workshop and renovating some rooms, little cleaning.
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.
Babysitting / child care
Help in 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 :-)
mainly garden tasks, e.g. preparing new beds, planting trees, painting the fence..., but also some help in the house, e.g. building a new workshop, 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.
WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR CRAFTSMAN LIKE TILERS AND CARPENTERS - but of course we also accept others that are willing to help
German, English, a little French and a very little Spanish
You will have your own room and can use our 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 a little child 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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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