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Historic Cottage in the Beautiful Vienna Woods


House • Klausen-Leopoldsdorf Austria

    5 Guests  
    2 Bedrooms  
    3 Beds  
    1 Bathroom  
    2 Car spaces 
  Secondary home

Exchange types accepted

  Simultaneous  
  Non-Simultaneous  
  Non-Reciprocal & Globe  
  Hospitality  

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Listed  February 2019
Views  4076

General overview

Historic Alp style cottage in an ideal location close to Vienna. A rare combination of peaceful seclusion where you can see the stars at night and wake up to birdsong in the morning, surrounded by thousands of acres of public forest land for hiking, yet only 25 minutes by car from the Vienna city limit and 10km from a train station. As artists ourselves, we try to create living spaces that lend themselves to the creative process and a peaceful retreat atmosphere. We enjoy hosting other artists, writers, and musicians, people who appreciate nature and organic local food, international visitors wanting a quiet home base to balance a busy day in Vienna, and anyone needing a break from the hectic modern world!

The space

We have lovingly restored our guest cottage (offered for exchange), and the cottage next door which is our own home, while preserving the historical features and unique character of the buildings. Our guest cottage is furnished with beloved family heirloom antiques, some over 200 years old. The cottage has wifi, a washing machine, dishwasher, fully equipped kitchen, and wood-fueled central heating but otherwise remains much as it was 100 years ago. There is no TV. The ground floor of the cottage includes the kitchen, bathroom, a sitting/dining room with a sofa bed which sleeps 2 people, and spacious sitting/dining areas on the outside porches. The upstairs has a large bedroom with king size bed and a smaller bedroom with a single bed. Two mattresses can also be placed on the floor in the upstairs bedrooms for additional children. The large bedroom upstairs and the sitting/dining room downstairs each have a curtain separating them from the next room, rather than a door.

Features


Washer
Washer
Dishwasher
Dishwasher
Oven
Oven
Microwave
Microwave
Coffee machine
Coffee machine
Fridge
Fridge
Iron
Iron
Hair dryer
Hair dryer
Heating
Heating
WiFi
WiFi
Bathtub
Bathtub
First aid kit
First aid kit
Smoke alarms
Smoke alarms
Fire extinguisher
Fire extinguisher
Bed sheets
Bed sheets
Towels
Towels
Workspace
Workspace
Fireplace
Fireplace
BBQ
BBQ
Balcony
Balcony
Garden / yard
Garden / yard
Covered porch / verandah
Covered porch / verandah

House rules

    Suitable for infants under 2
    Suitable for children ages 2-12
    Pets not allowed
    No smoking

Dates of Availability

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Non-reciprocal Only


Neighbourhood

This tiny village of 10 cottages was originally an experimental homesteading community established by the Austrian government in 1925. We are working to restore our property with a modern twist on its origins; as a demonstration mini-farm to teach and inspire others in the direction of creative, artistic, sustainable living. We grow much of our own food, plus some to sell. The farm residents include laying hens, a horse, and 4 cats. Our location is at the end of an unpaved road, far from city traffic noise. A peaceful countryside haven within easy distance of all the attractions of Vienna has to offer, as well as historic castles, monasteries, and charming country villages. Located in the famous Vienna Woods(Wienerwald) to the west of the city, this mostly forested landscape is interspersed with idyllic green meadows dotted with wildflowers. This area is the first small foothills of the Alps, with some panoramic views of larger mountains to the south.

Getting around

It is best to bring a car, but we do have 2 bicycles available. Closest village 5 km. Local Train station 10 km. A 20 minute train ride takes you to central Vienna.

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Wendy

We are an American/Austrian couple ages 50 and 62. Wendy is a musician/horse trainer/market gardener and Veit is an artist/photographer/graphic design teacher. We are non-smokers, non-drinkers, and prefer quiet country life to cities. We grow most of our own food and teach sustainable living skills on our small farm. We currently have very limited travel possibilities ourselves because of our work schedules but we're open to non simultaneous exchanges, hosting in our guest house now and traveling to your location in future years. For direct exchanges we are primarily interested in rural locations.
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