Help us to build a self-sustained village in the beautiful mountains of Gutenstein, Austria

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  • Last activity: 5 Dec 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Hi folks,

    we are in the process of finding new ways of living together in a rural community. We bought an old guesthouse in Gutenstein, which is the center of the project and where we eat, work and live together. It is still being renovated, but it is already a very cozy place with lots of space to get creative. The village of Gutenstein is located in an Austrian valley, surrounded by beautiful forests, mountains and smaller towns.
    Besides the village project, we also have a guesthouse on the Mariahilfberg. There is a lot to do there and here we could use helping hands. Furthermore, there is a company in the village that builds self-sufficient caravans. So it's all about how we want to live in the future.

    Ideally you would work half days, depending on your skills and the difficulty of the work. We'll provide lunch and lodging,

    At the end you will have enough free time to visit the surrounding area or visit Vienna, cook with us, chat, play games or sports and, if you are brave enough, take a cold bath in the nearby stream.

    We look forward to meeting you and sharing experiences, love and laughter :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    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

    How do we want to live in the future? We are sure, that it is absolutely necessary to create new possibilities for a more sustainable way of living, especially on the countryside where we normally need a lot of space and resources to build our homes. At the same time we believe that many answers to our problems today is in the concept of villages, that create a local circular supply with food, energy and work. With the association we founded we want to support that. If you come and work with us you can learn about our ideas and help to build the foundation of what could be a self-sustained village in the future!

  • Help


    We need assistance with instantenance help and renovation/removal of a wooden shed.

    For most of the work it will be necessary to use powered tools (saws, screwdrivers, etc.) or some power. So if you're just a thumb sucker, this may not be the best choice for you ;) On the other hand, if you are handy and able to work on your own, we would be happy to provide a small subsidy for your stay.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will get your own room (with bathroom) in our guesthouse on the mountaintop of Mariahilfberg. We do have other options available as well and either way will provide something comfy for you ;)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Gutenstein is an awesome place surrounded by nature, so you will also find a lot that you can see and do in your spare time. In summer you can go hiking, running, swimming, climbing, mountainbiking or other sports and during winter there are even possibilities for skiing or back country skiing ... nature is lovey here! In the evenings we sit together, talk, cook, play and just share time :)

  • 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

    There is Wi-Fi in the entire place and many areas to work from.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 713633419163

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