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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1
Persons: 1-3
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 45109
Country: Austria

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Last Updated: May 7, 2018

I am currently starting to build up a small farm that provides me, my girlfriend and our future kids living here with fruits and vegetables. I do also have chicken and some sheep. I do also work as some kind of social worker and want to keep doing that - as I neighter aim to be a full time farmer, nor someone totally self sufficient but at the same time isolated from the rest of the world (="Aussteiger" in german).

There won't be any fixed working hours, you can join me basically as much as you want, but i expect at least a little help, if you want to have meals and a bed and our guest bicycle. If you really want to quantify it, i would say that 3-4 hours a day would be sufficient for you to stay. However i would say we discuss that when you are here. Unlike some other profiles i found here, i really want that you get at least as much out of your stay as i do. So if you are interested in the things i listed below and love to be out in the nature doing something, let me know. Stays are limited from 3 to 7 days (but as all things it depends)

As the place i am living in was not used for agriculture purposes for the last hundred years, there is a lot of adaptation to be done. to get an idea, here is a list of things that i am planning to do in the next months:

Cutting the appletrees and crafting new trees (I am no expert but i can indroduce you to it)
Planting them

Lay about 200m of hedges when its still winter/early spring! (very interessting but a lot of work ->
take a look at one of my pics

Cutting away trees and bushes or even dig the roots out or burn them ect.

adapting the stable for the sheep (windows, hayloft, ect.)
building an electro fence for the sheep.

building the new garden for vegetables and a glasshouse of old windows.

i guess the list is endless and with most of the things outside it really depends on the season you want to join.

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