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Paldau
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 5
Persons: 1-5
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 8448
Country: Austria

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Last Updated: June 8, 2017

To be close to the land and to nature

We are Kathi and Shahar and the children Mia (*2006), Romi (*2009) and David Laurin (*2012), an international family that works a farm for their own requirements. Kathi grew up on the farm that is registered as an organic farm for more than 30 years now. We have got Krainer Stein sheep, bees, chickens, cats, a dog and a horse that roam about 5 hectares of grassland and forest. We grow vegetables on raised beds and a field in mixed culture. All year round we harvest fruits from the mixed orchards and berry gardens. In winter we fell trees to gain wood for heating. We prefer working by hand, but use our small old tractor if necessary. There are always new projects, like constructing fences, rain water systems, hill beds and so on. We already built a green house, a wooden stable for the sheep and a tipi. There is also a lot of renovation to be done.
Besides the work on the farm and with the children we make felt products and children clothes or just sit around the bonfire and enjoy a warm summer night.

We are looking for volunteers that enjoy working together and learning from each other. We prefer non smokers. No drugs allowed. There is work in the garden, stable, forest and house.

We would like to host native English speakers that enjoy spending time with the children and teaching them English by playing, reading and talking together.

NEWS 1.9.2015: Kathi's brother Thomas, Judith and Klara (*2014) moved in the neighboring farm. There is a lot of renovation and outside work now. We meet at the big table in our house for lunch and there are often many people putting their hands on!

We offer fast Internet connection and mostly vegetarian kitchen! Accommodation options include a guest room or a tent depending on season and availability.

We speak German, Hebrew, English and a little Spanish.

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