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Neuhofen im Innkreis
All Year: All Year
Area (ha): 100
Persons: 1-3
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 30071
Country: Austria

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Last Updated: October 19, 2017

Actual news: hello you passionate cleaners out there! We are planning to do a autum house-cleaning project. We are happy to welcome a new family member in november/ december and we would like to get this farm house free from dust before giving birth to a baby. Carola is not able to do this physically tiring work any more, so we would be happy to have assistance from two people. To put it straight: our house is a clean place, we will not ask you to do ugly work like cleaning toilets. It is more about clearing shelves and cupboards and wipe away dust, beating carpets, dedust bookshelves, move sofas and wipe picture frames, wash covers (with the mashine), etc. You will be provided with good cleaning tools and gloves. We use only biological cleaning agents. that are not dangerours for your skin or body. Our house is very big and has a lot of rooms. So, there is work for about a week. :)
As summer is over there is not much outside work to do any more. No garden or farm work. Please apply only for the cleaning project. Thank you for your understanding!

General profile:
We are Xaver & Carola and Klara (6 years) & Johannes (3,5 years). We overtook the farm four years ago from the parents of Xaver and switched from conventional to organic farming. We aim at being good stewards to the land and provide healthy and high quality yield for the people.

Our farm "Heissbauer" is a family farm since many generations with a substantial agricultural land area of 100 hectare. It is foremost a professional organization. Being a traditional crop farm we aim to become a diversified farm producing healthy food for people and connect to our neighbourhood.
We live in simple abundance with preserves from our own land and seasonal, regional mainly vegetarian food on the table. We eat 100% biological food. Our chicken provide us with fresh eggs and once in a while with meat.

Our helpers have tasks mostly in assisting in the vegetable garden and various supportive tasks around the workshop, yard and house, household- and odd-jobs, but also construction- and maintenance-work, work in the forest and assisting in the fields.

Your accomodation: The house is large enough for our helpers to have their own big and sunny rooms and private bathroom, and also a small kitchen. We prepare everyday fresh and healthy food together with you. We are open for new recipies and respond to your whishes and needs (like allergies, vegetarians, etc.) You will have enough spare time to have your privacy if you need it or explore the sourroundings of our farm.
Ried im Innkreis is the next train station. It is 4 minutes away by car and a 20 Min walk to our farm. You can also borrow bikes from us. Ried is a 12 thousands habitants town, with an old small center; you can find there everything you need.
Our farm is not located in a touristy region. However, surroundings are hilly and nice for a walk and we have a big garden area where you are welcome to use for relaxing, making fire, camp outside, hang arround, read a book, etc.

Helpers are very welcome to be part of our family. But since the nuclear family has very young children, at times we need our privacy.

Unfortunatley, we had to add the following note to our profile due to some unpleasant experiences with helpers: We will ask you to help us 4-5 hours a day. You are free to schedule your day as you like it, unless there are very important things to do where I really need your help. Normally, we try not to work on saturdays and sundays, but in harvesting time there is no weekend for us. Of course that does not include you, but you are always welcome to assist.
We provide food for you and are happy to share all meals with you. However, we will ask you to help in the kitchen with preparing and cleaning, off working hours.
We welcome all, but we are not a holiday destination. Pro-activity and an inquisitive mind is a must for successful co-creation. Preferred durations of stays is 1-3 weeks.

Thank you for your consideration to apply for HelpX with us. Please sent us some backgrounds on who you are and what your motivations of visiting us are. We are looking forward to having you with us!

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