update: we re not hosting ppl at the moment....
Hello, thank you for coming by and reading about us! We are a family of four, living in an old house which is beeing renovated step by step.... in the outskirts of Linz. I am 34, Ismail is 38, Johann Can is 7 and Valerie is sweet 1 and a half❤️.
I m a stay at home mum, our big boy is unschooled, the little one home anyways. My partner is working as a special needs teacher.
We try to live a slow, nature-connected life and be loving role-models for the two kids. I m most of the time really busy being by their side, there's little time where they don't need anything. That's why 1000 little projects are waiting to be finished, and an extra pair of hands is really appreciated here.
When Ismail is home we like to sit together by the table and have some nice food, have coffee and cake in the afternoons, and talk........we enjoy making bonefires when it’s dark and grill some potatoes in it...we are appreciating little sensations....
I‘ m interested in neuro science and how people learn in their natural way without being fed with information or being taught skills they are not asking for. If there are behaviours of the kids that i struggle with, I really try to find out what I could change and I try not to make them change their behaviour. So they are my teachers on the path of trying to be a dedicated and loving human being.
Little one is nappy-free, i try to feed them well, screen time is very limited for Joli. We enjoy to go with the flow of the days, just wake up and see what the day is bringing us. We just do things around the house, like going for little walks, walking to the lake „Pleschingersee“, visiting neighbor kids, being in the forest, that‘s right in front of our house..... Johann Can is a little fisherman, so they go fishing very often in the warmer times. Some days we go to the city meeting friends at the playground, going for coffee /cake, walking by the beautiful river Danube. Sometimes we go to kids ceatre, cinema, dance performances, ..... or we visit grandmas 40 km away or friends. Once a week we go to a homschooler meeting. To this tours you are always welcome to join. We regularly have other families over for visits and sleepovers.
All in all, I try to choose things that we can do together and where the kids can join on a kidbased niveau.
kids needs come before cooking and housework here. I don‘t cook warm food on a regular basis as it’s too....often we just eat apple, avocado, bread, just organic whole food products that don‘t need to be cooked. there’s water from our own source, very good quality. We are not raw food eaters, but eat easy for the convinience of saving time and energy..... When Ismail is home and one can be with the kids we love to cook a yammy dish.
The garden here is big enough, we have built 3 raised beds, theres a strawberry bed, a lot of fruit bushes and fruit trees, a variety of wild and cultivated herbs. we have 2 bunnies living there and 6 chicken ..they give us some eggs in the warm season, and we are very greatful for having them here ❤️. We could say it’s an accidentilly caused permaculture garden, raised through a lack of resources.
At some point we plan to have an excavator coming and create some flat plateaus to make caring for the garden areas easier.
We wish a cat to move in with us at some time in the future....
The house is in constant progress, some rooms are really lovely and others are raw, or just useable. And there are chaos rooms, like the garage. There are a lot if crafting and mending tools, just stuffed into one room,😩and it‘s sometimes really frustrating when we are in the middle of a project and can‘t find a thing. Under the roof there is a treassure of craft materials that I ve been collecting for a long time, but had to pause for the reality that I don’t have time for them, like fabrics and a lot of sewing supplies. There’s also a sawing machine in the house and a guitar and little ringy and clingy instruments ..... (i was a primary school teacher before becoming a mum.....)
I m visioning to make this a little place where people and families can gather, feel good, share their thoughts and dreams, and send good energy out into this world.... for the summertime I m hoping to get a huge tippi for hosting some more ppl....
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
What I can offer you is big interest in natural and respectful child upbringing, and authentic parenting, and if you plan to have kids yourself, you can get an idea about how it is to juggle kids and household, or how to not 😂 ( honestly, it may sound silly, but when I was young, I neeever imagined being a parent being such an intense job)...I can speak German with you if you want, I have learned a lot about nutrition and health in my life, the garden offers a wide range of herbs and fruits that I can teach you working with if you’re interested, like making tea-mixes, drying fruits, making jam, baking the one or other cake/tarte, you can surely benefit from meeting our friends and extendet family, we can show you around the beautiful city of linz.
I’m trying to understand my emotions, thoughts, their connection to my own upgrowing, the relation between the surrounding of ppl and their behaviour, so if you are interested in psychology and it‘s connection with body and health, I m sure we can have interesting conversations🦋
Ismail is a crafter and by helping him with projects, you can see how to use tools and how to do some small renovation tasks in and around the house.
We like to share some typical Austrian and Turkish dishes with you!
The area where we life is surrounded by wild nature, there‘s a lake that can be reached on foot where you can walk around and swim in, there are mountainbike tracks, cycle-ways, a bmx parcour, and the cultural diversity and a little art scene in the city of Linz. Linz is big for music. Close to our home there is the johannes kepler university, and the biologiezentrum, a center for biology.
We are happy to introduce you to our friend and invite you to come to family day trips.
Public transport is very good here, so it‘s possible to go to vienna, or to various beautiful natural ressourts of Austria, where you can hike, or ski and do a lot of outdoor-sports.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Really, here with us, any skill and interest is welcome, as the needed help is in very different areas.
In the household, I d ask you to be in charge of loading and unloading the dishwasher whenever there is time or need and clean the Kitchencounter and table in the evenings so we can have breakfast in a quite nice place, and help with easy housework like hoovering, hanging up the laundry or tidying up the kids room with johann can.
I m happy if you are sometimes willing to just be there for our big boy, run with johann-can, play jumping games on the beds, fishing games in the house, make treasure hunts, he really loves that at the moment, he also loves to play by the little water besides the house, and if you are willing to pretend being a monster that gets tied up, he will be happy to follow you through the whole garden and tie you to a tree 😅.....he also likes card- and boardgames and lego, schleich farm-games and plastic tractors.
I may ask you to be with little one while I m supporting Johann-Can with his projects, or be with him while I nurse Valerie or bring her to bed, be with them while I load the washing machine....join big boy on his way to his neighbor friend or pick him up. It would be great to have someone here when I m losing it, being impatient, telling the kids that it’s not about them, that mumy is just having a taugh moment..... i d appreciate if you try to don’t take side with me - as the adult I really expect myself to at least apologize when I forget to be a loving guide rather than a blaming mother. please always try to help me see the kids side if you like that!
if you get along with taking care of both, we d be happy to ask you to give me and my boyfriend a break by taking playtime with the kids on a saturday morning or staying with them some evening so that we can watch a movie.
It would be miraculous if you had some love for arranging things, as toys rarely stay in the playroom and need to be brought upstairs regularly.
You will not be left alone with the kids, me or Ismail will be with you, excapt we agree on some time where you join the big kid to meet a neighbor friend ....
With the renovation, there are many little tasks to do, mainly things to be repaired, brought in order, renewed or made more beautiful. Ismail is always happy to have some help with the construction he‘s doing, to help him move some furnitures or paint some cupboards...... The house is always in progress, any idea or actual updoing is welcome! So if you are crafty in a way that goes with the soul of our house , you’re welcome to put your hands on it! We have a lot of crafting devices, that are waiting to be used again.
There are a lot of plain walls and doors that are waiting to get alive, there’s wood that was painted in the old days and will be happy to be freed by sanding, and given some new life. We have many rolls of wallpaper that could be attached to walls, but yes, all that is a question of love and organisation ❤️.
In the basement there’s one room that could be transformed into a second more private guest room if someone is so skilled and wants to help us with that.....
The railings of the terasses need sanding and new paint, the wooden indoor stairs need sanding in some tricky corners and maybe some color.
The walls in the whole house have playspots from the kids projects and could be painted freshly.....
The garden needs a lot of tidying and organisation, like digging out spring-flower-onions, herbs and bushes to plant them at safe places where the excuvator will not change the garden structure. There is also some trash that must be put in the trailer to be brought away.
the raised beds could need some care and planting, and we need a seat for the terrasse , if you are crafty with wood.
In the berry seasons there will be lots of berries to be picked and we are happy if you support us picking and processing them.
The bunnies are always happy to get freshly picked grass, bringing them food is a task to share with little one, she loves the animals!
This host offers a language exchange
I d love if you speak your language or English with the kids.
In the house there is a guest room,it’s on the same floor as our bedroom (we are actually planning to change the guestroom to downstairs) with a great nature few, there is a (small but lovely) shared bathroom with a shower for you downstairs in the house. To the sleeping situation you should know that the kids mainly go to bed late..... but when we are upstairs in the evening you can have some privacy in the kitchen and livingroom area and in the summer outdoors anyways. (so far, I felt workawayers just locked the room and had their privacy even when we were upstairs )
We like to share meals and eat as a family as often as possible, if you like that too, we are happy if you join! therefore we are grateful if you see it as natural to share kitchen tasks like preparing food, setting the table and clearing the table and kitchen after eating.
Please use the kitchen freely whenever you want to prepare food for yourself and put things back in place after using them, like milk, spices, bread..... (We are happy if you cook some more to share your meal with us, we will of course do the same when we cook or prepair snacks. )
If there is certain food that you want (as long as it's not too exquisite) please tell us to get it for you or give us the bill to pay for groceries that you did. We are happy when you do groceries to buy some more so we can have something as well, and of course we will always share our food with you.
please note: I m quite new here, and learning a lot about communication with every workawayer. please be patient with me, I m not perfect but I m really eager to learn about having a clear mind and voice.....
You can use our bikes, and public transport is reachable in a few minutes.
please use your phone and computer in your room.
If you do cigarettes, coca cola or its sisters, red bull or junk bars don’t consume it when the kids are there. don’t give them sweets.
Please talk to the kids as respectful as you would do with an adult.
Please leave commonly used spaces like kitchen and bathrooms in a good condition (at least not worse than you found them ☺️)
Do please consider that I really look for people who enjoy helping AND holiday here! I wish you to feel free AND responsible while living here and sharing some lifetime together.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
We can provide water and electricity but at the mom no channel interface
Dogs only small
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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