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Leutschach an der Weinstr
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1
Persons: 3
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 35859
Country: Austria

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Last Updated: December 9, 2017

We are currently looking for somebody helping us in:

October/November mainly for building, gardening and animal care.

- thank you for your interest in our family and project!

We are a comunity of ten people living close to the Slovenian border in Southern Styria amidst vineyards and surrounded by forest and pastures.We share our property with another unschooling family. Our small community tries to live a sustainable lifestyle, growing our own food and looking for alternatives to the regular money system. The kids are 12,9,8,5,2 and 1 years old, they speak German, English and Greek and are unschoolers. We have realized our dream of living on a farm in 2014 and really fell in love with this property and the landscape here. We live on a ca.1ha big property with two 300 year old farmhouses, a guesthouse and campground, a big workshop for creative work like pottery, felting, sewing, painting, printing and workshops for woodwork and metal work. We have tons of experience in building and renovating houses, also knowledge in ecological building techniques but do not want to do it all by ourselves any more. We are looking for somebody to help with the construction and renovating work around the houses, this year we want to renovate one big room of the workshop area which will serve us as a community space and seminar room. We also want to make the guesthouse more accommodating by putting in a fireplace and replacing windows. This includes new electricity, plumbing, painting and so forth. In Fall will be lots of harvesting and food processing, as well as making fire wood. Therefore we are looking for motivated people who want to learn new skills! Work will also include help in the garden, planting, weeding, harvesting etc. We expect you to help 5 hours/day five days/week and offer you organic, mostly vegetarian/vegan food and accomodation in one of the rooms of the guest house which is already completed. In your spare time you may use the workshops for your own projects, swim in the pond, enjoy the hot tub, go on hiking trips around the beautiful area or enjoy the exclusive wine and local cuisine which is served around this region.
Helpers interested in our family must love children and want to be part of a big, loud and sometimes chaotic family. We speak German, English and Greek in the family, but can also communicate in Spanish, French (a little) and Italian (very slowly...) and love to learn new languages.
Smoking is only allowed outdoors. No drugs permitted. Energetic, motivated, curious, independant and open individuals welcome! Families with kids possible but only in the warm season and if kids are old enough for the parent to manage the work.We'd prefer you to stay at least 10 days with us!

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