Join and helps us on a water buffalo farm in Vorarlberg, Austria



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  • Description


    We run farm in the western part of Austria, near to Switzerland and Germany. Our farm has a long traditon, as our grandfather started with vegetables, changed to milking cows and now, since automn 2015 we additonally own water buffalos. Hens, dog, cats everything is here. We live close to the lake of Constanz. The whole family is involved in the farm, this means we have a three-generation household. We make our own yoghurt, cheese,and mozzarella and sell it directly. We will rebuild our farm a little bit in spring/summer 2018. (Due to serveral reasons this hasn't really startet yet, 2020 ;)) Additionally, we grow a lot of vegetables in our garden, but please note we are not completly self sufficient. As soon as the tempurates are ready for it, we have a lot of BBQ's with delicious food.

    We prefer german speakers, but PLEASE continue reading at least this part :) Especially our grandparents, parents, Helgar and Bernd, who are running the farm are not fluently in English.
    If you have special skills in making pictures and developing our website you also be welcome, as Viktoria speaks English fluently. Viktoria would like to learn more about photography. At least you can ask, and we will check what will be possible.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    you will get to know a beautiful culture, wonderful animals, nice people, live in nature, learn how to make cheese and yoghurt, learning how to drive the tractor, everything what can be learned on a farm, you will live close to our family and also be welcomed to join any other events with us.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    You will always find work around the animals, helping miliking cows and waterbuffalos, mocking out (no, not all day long, 2 times per day it has to be done), pet them, helping in our vegetable garden, helping making cheese, yoghurt and mozzarela, preparing the products for selling, reconstructing our new productions rooms, helping to earn the hay, driving the tractor developing our website and making a lot of pictures, and teach how to make good pictures, helping to cook, ...

    if you have some extra skills with tractors and earing hay machines, you will also be welcome of course.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    you will have your own bedroom,
    Bathroom has to be shared with Viktoria and Bernd. (we are siblings ;) )
    food will be included of course, at the moment we are also making our own bread, we eat what we grow, also the meat.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    everything is possible what can be done out in the nature. biking, running, going for a walk, swimming, hiking (30 minutes bus drive, or you can join Viktoria by car), you can also visit Germany (30 min by bus) or Switzerland ( 10 min by bike) discover surround areas, if you would like to know anything else, just ask :)

  • 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

    basically our internet is working. not the best and not the worst, but there are times when it does what it wants ;) but mostly with a restart everything is working fine again :)

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    there is plenty of space at the farm :)

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    we do not have our dogs/cats in the house and we'll keep it that way :) there is more space outside for them

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    depends, there should be a good mix of helping and free time. if we require your help on some days more, you will get more time on other days. If you have an certain wish to go somewhere it is also possible to check the possibilities.

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