All Year: No
Area (ha): 5
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 42024
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Last Updated: December 29, 2019
This is a very different and special offer. I am an organic tanner, living in Austria/Europe.
I use stag, deer, sheep and goat and tan it without any chemicals, poison or Chrom. I only use local barks for vegetable tanning, like oak or spruce.
UPDATE: I am looking for mechanics and carpenters helping me repair some machines in the workshop,
and for tailors to sew stuff from my leather, aka leatherworkers, leather craftsmen, leather fashion designers
NEW Schedule! Tanning season starts in March/April 2020
NEW! Horse hides arrived
NEW! Chamois arrived
NEW! First pelts made from sheep, fish leather from catfish and sturgeon
UPDATE: As one of my helpers didn't like the silence here - I live in a village with no pub, shop or any entertainment, all we have is a forest.
UPDATE: Coming here also means to help my wife in the garden if necessary, not only in the tannery
If you come here you will learn:
- how to tan by hand, so that you can tan back home too
- how to dehair, deflesh, tan, soften hides to make leather
- how to tan with small machines available everywhere (e.g. washing machines)
- how handcraft tannery machines work
- see products made of rawhide and/or leather like drums, shoes, trousers, rucksack, purses and many others
Your stay should be around 4-6 weeks minimum, otherwise you will not be able to complete one full tanning cycle. The season starts in March/April/ until October/November, as it should be warm enough to tan.
Just mail me