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Beautiful little farm in the heart of Austria looking for nice people

Austria, Heinigstetten, Gemeinde Obritzberg-Rust, Lower Austria


  • Dog(s)
  • Cat(s)
  • Horse/Donkey(s)
  • Chicken(s)

Dogs, Cats, Horses, Chickens


  • Period available: 4 weeks, 2 days
  • Starts: 10 December 2021
  • Ends: 9 January 2022


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About this assignment

We are looking for an animal-friendly nature-lover who loves to experience rural Austria life. Our farm, located only 10 minutes outside the capital of the province Lower Austria is well over 200 years old and built in the classical Fashion of a four-angle house (four buildings are built around an inner courtyard). We are looking for responsible persons who are ready to engage themselves and show initiative when it comes to the daily tasks. We appreciate people who are enthusiastic about a self-sustainable life-style.

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

- feeding animals daily: 6 horses, 2 Dogs, 6 cats (2 indoors, 4 barn cats), a bunch of freerange chickens
- mucking out stalls of horses daily
- mucking out chicken coop once a week
- Walking Dogs daily for 45 min minimum

What are the good features of the property and location

- classical old farm house with character
- orchard and big veggie garden with lots of great fruits and veggies that are processed to delicious preserves
- Provincial capital with all sorts of Shops and cultural activities 10 min by car
- Vienna, a must-see City and capital of Austria 40 min by car/Train
- Wachau, home to maybe the best White wine in the world, 20 min by car
- several hiking paths and mountainbike trails close by
- we provide a car and bike
- we don't have a TV set but an extensive collection of Vinyl records and a working WI-Fi connection

What does the house sitter need to consider before applying for this assignment

The village we are located is close to a big City, but very remotely located. It comprises of 8 houses in total and is close to Meadows and forest. The neighbours are very friendly and helpful. Nightlife in the village might consist in the spotting of deer, fox and the odd hedgehog, but not parties ;)

Last updated: 11 April 2021
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