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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: July 28, 2020

UPDATE: We are busy planting, weeding and preparing the garden, there is lots of mowing, cutting and taking care of the property.
As usua there is also construction. At the moment we are working on painting the facade of our guest house and getting the entrance area ready and nice.
We could also do with our very own Mary Poppins, a.k.a. somebody who loves to spend time with the children and help with tasks around the house.

Thank you for your interest in our family and project! ;-)

We are a family of six living close to the Slovenian border in Southern Styria amidst vineyards and surrounded by forest and pastures. We try to live a sustainable lifestyle, growing our own food and looking for alternatives to the regular money system. The kids are 15,11,8 and a five year old, they speak German, English and Greek and are unschoolers. We have realized our dream of living on a farm five years ago and really fell in love with this property and the breathtaking landscape here. We live on a 7000m2 big property with a 300 year old farmhouse, a small guesthouse and cottage, 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 renovations around the house. Therefore we are looking for somebody knowledgeable in building. We also want to make the cottage more accommodating by putting in a heating system and new windows. 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 buildings. In your spare time you may use the workshops for your own projects, swim in the pond, 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 expect you to be physically fit and to be used to physical work. 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 help. We`d prefer you to stay at least 10 days with us!

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