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*Corona-Update: We host! And we need your help more than ever! We're both vaccinated (the kids not) and all recovered and we would prefer a vaccinated workawayer also. We're looking forward to seeing you! Love, Kathi & Family*
Hello, we are Till and Kathi. We are a family of five people living in beautiful Vienna. Our home is still in Vienna but since it's not downtown our area has kind of the feeling of the countryside. Our kids are born 2010, 2012 and 2016 :). There are also Fio and Finn-our cats- living with us. Two of our children are living kindergarden- and schoolfree, our oldest daughter went back to school in 2021.
We are selfemployeed, working at home and spend a lot of time together as a family (though it depens in which months you visit us, in some months we have loads of work). We love spending time in the nature, meeting people, cooking together, working in our garden, spending time with our familys,...
Since we are five people, there a few quite times, it's always a bit chaotic (update: it's always very chaotic, haha) , there is always something to do, the kids are arguing--so "normal" family life we would say ;-)
Most of the time we are cooking vegan oder vegetarian and are trying to live a sustainable lifestyle. We are open minded and looking forward to meet people from all over the world.
Help with Eco Projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
I hope with us you can get an idea of living with children in an unusual way. Not all of them go to kindergarten or school. We almost never used diapers, for a long time we slept in a socalled family bed (5 people in one bed) and still in a family bedroom and many uncommon things more ;-). Whats more we know a lot about Vienna and know many people- so we hope to help you to find your way here in lovely Vienna (though we will hardly have time to show you around). And, well, we try (!) to live a sustainable lifestyle- so it depends where you are from and which kind of lifestyle you life, but maybe here is also the possibility to learn someting new :-D. In any way we are looking forward to this cultural exchange!
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We are looking for somebody who wants to spend some time with us and our kids and helps us with the housework: Cooking, shopping, hovering, doing the laundry, cleaning the kitchen or the windows, helping tidying up (I already mentioned it, our house is very chaotic!) things like that- we have 126m² and a lot of work to do, you will not get bored, hehe. It would be cool if you would help us with cooking and the dishes also on your off-days, but of course only if you're here :-).
Daily tasks on your help days: Tidying up the kitchen, emptying and wahsing the trash bins, vacuuming the kitchen, putting the wet laundry on the dryer and putting the dry laundry in the cupboards, making the beds, watering the garden (in summer), tidying up with the kids if you played with them.
Also we need someone who can care for the children when we both are working.
For us it's very important to have a detailed schedule with our workawayers so that it's clear for everybody when we set the working times. The reason is: if we don't have a schedule we would ask you all day long if you could help us with this or that- lol. No seriously, there is ALWAYS work that's why it's good to work five hours in the morning for example and than everyone knows it's your freetime now and if the kids want to play with you, you don't have to feel like you have to play with them. You can, if you want, but if you don't want to, everyone will accept it because it's your freetime.
But still, we are a very flexible family and it's so important for us that you feel comfortable here. If you prefer to work 10 hours one day and have another day off, this is also possible. We will fix everything with you once you are here :-D.
This host offers a language exchange
Of course we love to teach you some German by using it as often as you wish! But we could also switch to English if you feel more comfortable with that. We are always interested in improving our English but the best part of talking English with our workawayers is that our kids can learn the language! Kathi is learning Spanish now and is looking forward to meet Spanish speaking people :)
You can sleep in our home office (if we are working we start working in this room at 9am), which we changed into a half office-half guestroom, in our 126m² apartment with garden and balkony. It is located in a silent area in the outskirts of Vienna (still in Vienna!) with a lot of nature around. At the same time you are pretty fast in downtown, using public tranpsortation (aprox. 40 minutes).
***Update: We used to have a field next to our house- there is a construction now and they usually start working at 6.30 am in front of your window. For us it's okay but we feel like we have to tell you***
***Corona-Update: We have more online-work as usual right now. That's why we need the office also in the evening sometimes and more often. Please consider this. ***
You can use one of our bikes. Of course we share everything in our apartment with you. You can also use our W-LAN. We would love to share our meals with you. Please notice that we are eating vegan or vegetarian most of the time.
In your free time there are millions things to do in Vienna. You can go biking, swimming in a lake nearby, hiking in our area.
We share a field with some other people where we grow our own food- of course you can help here also. In Vienna you can just do everything, there are so many sights, nice places, parks, coffee houses, restaurants, museums, bars and there are so many offers for every liking.
Things our previous workawayers liked to do: Krapfenwaldbad, Schloss Schönbrunn, Heurige, Vienna Film Festival at Rathausplatz, Prater, Neusiedlersee, getting lost in downtown, Marchfeldkanal, Bisamberg, Opera, Musical, Biking, Icescating at Rathausplatz, Christkindlmarkt, Kahlenberg, Naschmarkt, Haus der Musik, Events for free (), Open Air Cinema, Donauinselfest, and many more.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
If your're working as a digital nomad you'll find a good internet connection at our home. Since we're working in our homeoffice we would love to share our office with you!
It really depends on your pet if we can host you with a pet ;-). We have two cats- so just ask as and we'll try to find a way!
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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