Help our family to expand projects on our farm near Linz in Austria

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Austria

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi, I'm Ben now living on an organic farm together with my wife Birgit and our children Oliver (born 2005) and Finn (2007). I was born and raised in Cornwall/England, then moved to Austria with Birgit in 2006.

    For the past 12 years we've created a unique environment combining farming and gardening alongside nature. At this time we own 8 ha and rent a further 8. Most of the land is set to grass with 2 ha arable and 1 ha woodland. We have a herd of beef cattle (Aberdeen Angus), goats, sheep, hens, donkeys, cats and our much loved dog Jeffrey.

    In addition to the farm we have created a show garden which is open to the public throughout the summer. Our aim is creating the right balance between protecting our environment and at the same time satisfying our needs for living.

    We have now reached a stage whereby to continue and expand projects we need help.

    If you come and work on our farm, I can promise you that there are many varied and interesting jobs to undertake.

    Day to day jobs include animal husbandry, maintaining our victorian style kitchen garden with its wide variety of fruit and vegetables, and general garden maintenance.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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
  • Help

    Help

    Our latest project is building an appartment within our barn starting in december 2017.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    bedroom in the family house

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nearby Linz is remarkable for possessing a sizable "Altstadt" (old town), for featuring a rich cultural life with numerous museums and festivals, for being situated in an attractive landscape characterised by the Danube and delightful hills, while it is at the same time an economically vibrant and busy industrial city with huge steel and chemical works.
    While this industry in Linz is still financially dominant, it is slowly diversifying by helping small companies and encouraging tourism. The city gets a lot of international media attention because of its annual Ars Electronica Festival; an international festival for Electronic Art. It also hosts the "Klangwolke" ("sound-cloud"); a big cultural Open-Air spectacle with modern and traditional music and a massive light show, which is held in September. Linz has become the "European Capital of Culture" in 2009, by virtue of an independent cultural development and an innovative culture and art scene.

  • 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

  • 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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