Help around our property and discover life in the Alpbach valley, Austria




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    We are Stefan and Vanessa and are quite new hosts on the workaway network :) We live in the Alpbach valley and have an approximately 1.500sqm garden and, of course, lots of ideas what to do with it – e.g. building terraces, expand our vegetable garden, build (natural) fences, plant trees, … and there are many maintenance tasks to do, like to water the garden, cut the grass or get rid of the weed. For bad weather there are also some indoor tasks to be done like renovating rooms, painting, maybe some woodwork etc. – we can be creative there. We also have a dog who loves to be walked.
    Stefan is working full time at the moment and Vanessa part time, so maybe you can reserve some of your work time for the weekend or Friday afternoon because this is the time when we are at home and have the energy to work ;) We also expect from you, that you help us with our household duties like vacuum cleaning, washing the dishes and cleaning stuff.
    We have been on our little workaway experience late winter/early spring 2018 and fell in love with the concept so we want to give the possibility to other workawayers as well!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are passionate swing dancers so you can join us on dancing evenings and learn some basic steps with us. In addition, we will invite you to most of our social activities and you can decide if you want to join us or not, it is up to you and either way no problem.

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    Help with garden chores, building, household tasks, processing firewood, painting, cleaning and repairing, renovating and taking care of our dog.
    Projects for winter/spring:
    renovate our flat - painting, construct new walls, deconstruct other walls, electric work if you know how to do it, maybe sandpaper and repaint the floors
    renovate a wooden chest
    help us cleaning and reorganizing our cellar
    deconstruct and reuse our carport

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German, English and Vanessa speaks some Spanish

  • Accommodation


    You get a separate bedroom somewhere in the house, you get also your extra toilet but you have to share the bathroom with us. All meals can be prepared and eaten together with us in the main kitchen - if you want. We are vegetarians, if you want to eat meat, you have to buy and prepare it by/for yourself. We buy all other food and drinks of course.

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    What else ...

    The ideal workaway guest(s) for us would be a relaxed and creative person or couple, with an interest and experience in building and renovation, dogs, gardening, nature and a little outdoor activities.
    Skills in carpentry, painting and gardening are very welcome.
    Volunteers can borrow our stuff in their freetime. We have bicycles, a tent and sleeping bags, some sports gear… There are many opportunities like swimming, trekking, bicycling or relaxing in the nature during summer, or skiing, snowboarding, sledging and many more during winter. A small creek is 5min away from us that is nice to go to and barbecue. The next bigger town (Innsbruck) is 40km away; you can easily go there by train; a super market and some bars and restaurants are in walking distance.
    Please note that we are not a company or institution with insurance for volunteers. Although we will of course make every precaution to prevent accidents, but we recommend you to buy a travel insurance that covers manual work.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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