Welcome at the farm! Obenaus is open for you the whole month of August.
We invite you to:
be and practice together
learn, develop, exchange
held by the life at the farm.
Have conversations that matters, play and work together.
Our farm is in the state it is, so we don't offer luxury or any star. We do offer heart and hosting and good company :-)
We open the barn to host our conventions and workshops. Some will like to hang out in a new tree house or do some finishing works in it. Others will like to organise a few trips or hikes around, and yet others love contemplation and a good glass of wine in the sunset.
You can come for a day, or anytime during the month.
You can offer your skills and open a workshop for others.
You can attend a workshop offered by someone else.
You can take part in the farm's life and work in the permaculture garden, cook, maintain the buildings, chop wood, work in the forest, herd the sheep ...
You will enjoy the summer landscape around here, the hills and vineyards, taste the famous South-Styria wines in the many "Buschenschank" places directly from the producers.
A few highlights are around, like the Motorikpark in Gamlitz where children of all ages move and stretch. Take a bath in a lake.
And any combination of those...
Accommodation is possible at the farm itself if you bring your own camping gear. This very basic stay is included in the basic contribution. Then there are bed and breakfast opportunities and holiday apartments in walking or very short driving distance. And there is the **** Loisium Hotel with modern rooms and Spa just 20 minutes walking distance through the woods from our place.
You can always ask us for advice.
Family and all groups are welcome for a special holiday in learning village style.
Financial contributions: A day at the open house month = 25€ per person, that includes meals and staying on our ground with a tent. Workshops = a specific contribution may be asked by the hosts of the workshop. Trips etc. are self-organised on a shared cost basis. Stay a week = 150€, two weeks = 275€ per person.
How can you offer your workshop(s)?
We know that many of you are bursting of skills, practices and wisdom to share. You can anytime offer an activity or invitation to all others here at the place and just do it.
You can also offer a workshop already now, write an invitation, set a contribution you want participants to share with you, and offer a date when you're here. We might discuss the details with you to arrange it well within the emerging programme of the month. The contribution from the participants will share 80% for you, the rest goes to the farm. If you want to be less dependent on euros, you can offer an exchange with learning as a currency - see www.learner-x.com.
We'll present your workshop in all of our networks together with the open house month invitation. People from the region may come specifically for your workshop. Please have in mind that we offer very basic conditions: a half open barn, open sky grass, wood and field places, and if it's too fresh or rainy, a dry and spacious attic. Chairs and tables are here, though :-)
For any inquiries, please contact us.
Lena and Rainer