We are an austrian family of seven (Magdalena, Paul and kids Anna 26, Julie 22, Alexander 20, Jakob, 15, Aleks 12, also a dog and some cats).
We are both highschool art teachers with a love for travelling, art, archeology, nature and an interest in sustainable living and farming.
A few years ago we inherited a small house located in the austrian alps, in St.Johann im Pongau. Since then we have been working on making projects happen and bring life to the little mountain hut. Every year in summer we have an art week for local and international sculptors. During the year wood workshops take place with highschool students and in the winter season the hut is rented to tourists, who enjoy the skiing in the area.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
- planting trees project: experience with a typical nature in the mountain area
- art project: Art is seen as a common international and intercultural expression and language
- gardening projects (discuss, plan and realize): what can be planted in 1000 meter sealevel? how can we use the natural materials? what can we produce in this height? how can we design the landscape for our benefit?
-planting a vegetable garden
-realizing your own art project (there is a small art studio and materials available)
-building a theatre for sculptures
-help in the woods and garden
You will be staying in a 90 m² mountain hut/house. The house consists of a living room, kitchen, bathroom and 2 sleeping rooms. You will find all the necessities in the house: WIFI, TV, kitchen utensiles, ... The house is located on a hillside in the austrian alps. The next city (St. Johann) is a 15-minute drive or a 30-minute hike (downhill!!). There you will find supermarkets, bars, train station, cinema et cetera.. You should be aware that there is no public transport from the house to the city and a car is not always available, so bringing your own car would be advisable, but not necessary. It all depends on your own preferences, really. If you enjoy staying in a scenic, quiet mountain hut, surrounded by beautiful nature and don´t mind a hike to reach the next city, you will love it here. If you are looking for busy city live, you might be wrong.
The house is surrounded by woods and fields, several hiking trails start right at the doorstep. A few farms will be your only neighbours.
We (your hosts) will not be staying with you (be aware of that), we live in a small town, about an hour drive away, but will visit on the weekends and will always be available via phone.
The city of Salzburg is 50 km away.
hiking trails start directly from here, visit natural sights and castles in the surrounding, visit the UNESCO town Salzburg, ..
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week