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Come and help with cooking, gardening and DIY projects at our non-profit retreat center in Schreibersdorf, Austria

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  • Last activity: 6 Jun 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Hello people!
    We are a group of around 10 people, building up a community that runs a non-profit retreat- & event-center to nourish and empower people through mindful, embodied and playful practices to contribute to a life-sustaining culture. We welcome you in our community, that works (voluntarily) and lives together in a former recreational center. We are located in a quiet village with beautiful landscape with hills and woods, near Pinkafeld 1,5 hours south of Vienna, Austria.
    We share organic vegan meals and are on our way finding further common practices, where we are from time to time doing meditiation, yoga, qui-gong or fun fights and games together.
    Furthermore we have practices of talking circles, where everyone can share how the feel and so on :-)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can join in meditating, games, campfire... learn about living in / building community, communication and personal development...

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Depending on what you like doing, your skills and what we are working on when you come, you can help us especially with:

    Maybe also:
    -repairing & renovating
    -decorating & arranging rooms
    -spending time with children
    -preparing for events

    If you have specific skills and knowledge, that might contribute to such a project, you might also do other stuff - if you have a thing in mind, just let us know so we can see if we might be a fit for you :-)

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Serbo-Croatian: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Italian: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Depends on when you come and how many guests we have - often it will be possible to offer you a separate room, with your own shower, toilet, bed, blanket and everything. At other times you might share a room with another volunteer or sleep in the camper or a tent - just check with us :-)

    Be aware that only one of the three mobile network providers has connection directly at our place (A1) and that we have limited internet access.

    We are a space working for holistic health and sustainability, so please don't bring alcohol or drugs.
    We have a sauna and a pool in our big garden, so sometimes there might be someone naked in the garden, especially after a sauna, which is quite normal in our culture and nothing about sexuality, but it might be good to know for you, in case seeing someone naked is triggering for you.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your free time you can enjoy our nice place, or go hiking, biking, or to a beautiful big thermal resort "Bad Tatzmannsdorf" about 15km from us.
    We can pick you up from the bus from Pinkafeld which is a direct bus from Vienna, sometimes also from the train from Pinggau, which is further away.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    You can have a room to work in. The internet is limited in a way, that we often have light difficulties with video calls, like having to put off the camera and sometimes we experience more difficulties, like losing the connection for some minutes, but basically it works - there are two of us often working through video calls and it's doable. More light internet use is possible in general.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a huge parking lot, where you can camp your van 50m from our building. If you need electricity or water connection to your camper, that is doable at another spot, where we have space for one, maybe two vehicles, so most of the time that's doable too.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    since we have a seminar business dogs are unfortunately not welcome. Cats are very welcome :)

  • 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: 643775736918

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