Help us develop our land near St. Pölten, Austria

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  • Description

    Description

    We (my girlfriend, my two children and me) 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 farm that provides us living here with fruits and vegetables (at least in summer). We also have chicken and some sheep. I work as some kind of social worker and want to keep doing that - as I neighter aim to be a full time farmer, nor someone totally self sufficient but at the same time isolated from the rest of the world (="Aussteiger" in german). Sarah has a similar job and is a social worker. We try to share the "job" of taking care of our kids equally.

    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 me 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 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. 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 the nature doing something, let me know.

    As the place we are 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 near future.

    Cutting the apple trees and crafting new trees (I am no expert but i can introduce you to it)
    Planting them Lay about 200m of hedges when it is winter/early spring! (very interesting but a lot of work - see video below and take a look at one of my pics.

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

    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Hopefully a lot. Explore the area and learn about developing land.

  • 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.

    adapting the stable for the sheep (windows, hayloft, ect.)
    building an electro fence for the sheep.

    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

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  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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 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. I really want that you get at least as much out of your stay as i 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

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