Historic Cottage in the Beautiful Vienna Woods

Historic Cottage in the Beautiful Vienna Woods

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Our 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.

We have lovingly restored our guest cottage, and the cottage next door which is our own home, while preserving the historical features and unique character of the buildings. The 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 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.

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 people needing a break from the hectic modern world!

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. Besides ourselves, 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 the city 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.

Since this is our guest cottage, exchanges do not need to be simultaneous. At some times of year we can also offer to exchange a small car.

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More about us

  1. We are an American/Austrian couple ages 47 and 59. Wendy is a musician/horse trainer/market gardener and Veit is an artist/photographer/graphic design teacher.

  2. We do our own home renovations and improvements, grow most of our own food, and have a strong interest in sustainability and self-sufficiency.

  3. We are non-smokers, non-drinkers, and prefer quiet country life to cities.

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