Join our family and small farmhouse near St. Pölten, Austria

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  • Last activity: 15 Jul 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We (Sarah, Moritz and our two children) live in a pretty rural area, that is however not so far away from vienna (~40km) and the regional "capital" St. Pölten (~15km). We live on a small farmhouse that provides us living here with fruits and vegetables (at least in summer). We also have chicken. Conservation of the harvested veggies and fruits is one of the things we are really interested at the moment - especially fermentation! We are both work part time in the field of social work. We try to share the "job" of taking care of our kids equally.

    For the end of 2022 we decided it is time to leave home for some months and travel. There we plan to do workaway as well. This time as workers. We will see how it turns out...

    We have two small guestrooms and a bike you can borrow for the time of your stay. There won't be any fixed working hours, you can join us basically as much as you want, but a little help during the day would be nice. If you really want to quantify it, i would say that about 4 hours a day would be more than sufficient for you to stay+meals. However we would say we discuss that when you are here. Unlike some other profiles i found here, i really want that you get at least as much out of your stay as i do. So if you are interested in the things i listed below and love to be out in nature doing something, let us know.

    Cutting the apple trees and crafting new trees (I am no expert but i can introduce you to it)
    Planting them

    Building an clay oven for bread and pizza

    Cutting away trees and bushes or even dig the roots out or burn them etc.

    building a new garden for vegetables and a glasshouse of old windows.

    in addition to these more or less agricultural related projects there are a few things we want/ need to renovate or change with the house.

    Update may 2024:
    At the moment we are building a system for cleaning our 'waste' water. It's a lot of digging showeling and driving around with wheelbarrows.

    i guess the list is endless and with most of the things outside it really depends on the season you want to join.

    Our place is about 15km away from St. Pölten which is the next city with a proper railway station, where all trains going from Vienna to the west do stop. From there we can pick you up.

    In case you are interested, please write a personal request (or put at least our names on top of it)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    Hopefully a lot. Explore the area and learn about:
    Chaotic family life
    Organic gardening
    Crafting of trees
    Conservation of fruits and veggies (fermentation, pasteurisation, drying,..)
    Baking bread
    ....

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    As the place i am living in was not used for agriculture purposes for the last hundred years, there is a lot of adaptation to be done. to get an idea, here is a list of things that i am planning to do in the next months (especially now that spring is almost on its way)

    Cutting the appletrees and crafting new trees (I am no expert but i can indroduce you to it)
    Planting them

    Lay about 200m of hedges when its still winter/early spring! (very interessting but a lot of work ->
    take a look at one of my pics

    Cutting away trees and bushes or even dig the roots out or burn them ect.

    Building a clay oven for bread

    building the new garden for vegetables and a glasshouse of old windows.

    i guess the list is endless and with most of the things outside it really depends on the season you want to join.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have two small guestrooms and some bikes you can borrow for the time of your stay. There won't be any fixed working hours, you can join me basically as much as you want, but a litte help during the day would be nice. If you really want to quantify it, i would say that about 3-4 hours a day would be more than sufficient for you to stay+meals. However i would say we discuss that when you are here. We really want that you get at least as much out of your stay as we do.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 668792278837

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