Enjoy your stay at a Texas Longhorn farm in Waldviertel, Lower Austria



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    We, that is Micha, Elisabeth and Kids ( Twin Girls born 2015, 2 boys born 2016 and 2018) plus Loki and Tess our herding dogs live on a rented farm in an area called Waldviertel in Lower Austria. We breed Texas Longhorn Cattle as first breeder in Austria which is quite challenging, as this includes quite a lot of visitors that have never seen this cattle race around here, quite a lot of intressted visitors that need a lot of information and lots. We also do pastured poultry in special "chicken tractors" that move daily and also started that type of project as first in Austria. Although we are not certified we carry the organic way in our hearts. No chemical fertilzer, hormones or antibiotics go into our animals. Micha is a former apprentice of Polyface Farms (Joel Salatin). We run a 24/7 shop with 55+ farmers that supply the area with products. Elisabeth works with Homeopathie on our animals and family a lot. We like to cook seasonal and regional incredients in international and local dishes. But we also like ordering Pizza every once in a while. ;-)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    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

    We speak English quite fluently and of course German. ;-) . We live in an interessting area and can give you ideas of what can be done around here besides being on the farm. We would take you with us when we do family trips.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We do quite some projects on our farm. So help is always needed and appreciated in areas like: Moving chickens out to pasture, moving chicken pens daily, check cows in barn and pasture, help in the garden (new ideas and inputs are highly appreciated), help with the kids and show them more about whats going on on a farm every day, house work, social networking on facebook and instagram, help building things here and there - we also have dogs that need some company, walking and playing ;-)

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Room on your own - everything else is shared

    We cook fresh home cooked meals every day or every other day (if enough is left for a second lunch). Breakfast and dinner is also a fixed family gettogether and we like see everybody joining. Otherwise, our fridge is always full.

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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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    As long as they get along with our Dog - it is fine to bring a pet or more pets

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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