Help us to build a self-sustained village in Gutenstein, Austria's beautiful mountains.



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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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    Hi! We are Theresa, Thomas, Max and Michael and we are building a community living project in Gutenstein, Lower Austria. The goal is to establish a self sustained village and offer affordable and sustainable living space. We are cooperating with the NGO that renovates the former guest house and bought an old bakery that will be transformed into a living space for 15 people with a lot of community spaces. The building is more than 100 years old and has a lot of charme. We want to preserve that and renovate as sustainable as possible, use recycled and natural materials and create a beautiful project!

    Theresa: 29, co-founder, business & marketing background
    Max: 34, engineer
    Thomas, 35, carpenter and developer of tiny house and camping interior
    Michael, 46 teaching and sustainable entrepreneurship

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Help with Eco project

  • 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 NGO we founded we want to support that. If you come and work with us you can learn about this ideas and held to build the foundation of what could be a self sustained village over the next years!

  • Help


    We need support in the renovation and interior design of our place which means: demolition, setting up the walls, plastering, laying tiles, laying the floor, repainting, window installation, loam plaster, ...

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Room in the house - we bought an old guest house so you can choose which room you like best! They are not new but offer a good comfort, what is even more important is that we have a community kitchen, there is a great lunch that cooked every day together.

  • 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 time off. In summer you can go hiking, running, swimming, climbing, do Yoga, in winter there are possibilities for skiing or back country skiing, ... for anyone who likes nature you will love it here! In the evenings there is also most of the time a gathering in our garden where the people of the village project come together, cook, share ideas. So if you want to meet someone just join us there!

    Transport: Train station in walking distance

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • 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: 713633419163