Hello, we are Marcella (50 years old) and Dieter (57 years old). We are a family with two children, 13 and 16 years old. We live in the city of Salzburg and both work. We love our house and our garden, which we cherish and care for. Our hobbies include hiking, spending time in nature, cycling, in summer at the lake or in our beautiful pool, in winter you can find us skiing or snowshoeing. We have a dog, Sam, a very well behaved Flat Coated Retriever who is only allowed in the house on the first floor. The upper floor (with bedroom and bathroom) is taboo for him. We love good food! We like to shop locally (there are many farmers nearby who sell fresh fruit and veg), we bake our own bread and in summer we enjoy fruit and veg from our own garden.
For the home exchange we would only travel with the younger child (13 years), so only three people.
Additional languages spoken
English, Spanish, Slovak
Plants & Gardens,
Cycling / Mountain Biking,
Motorhomes / Caravans,
Science / Research
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"Sam", our dog
Simultaneous Home Exchange
Smoking Not Allowed
Use of Personal Car is not possible
|Aug 1, 2023 - Aug 31, 2023||Open to all destinations|
Description of the home we are offering for exchange
Our beautiful house is located in the city of Salzburg (approx. 150,000 inhabitants) in Austria. It is in a purely residential area, so very quiet with nice neighbors. A bus, which goes directly to the center, is only a 3-minute walk away.
The house has 2 floors. On the ground floor there is the kitchen, the dining room and the living room as well as an office and a toilet. On the first floor there is a bedroom (from which you can access a large terrace), a children's room, a bathroom and a toilet. Our 16-year-old son lives on the top floor (2nd floor), but he has his own bathroom and toilet. The ground floor and the first floor are offered for exchange. We have a beautiful garden with a swimming pool and also a sauna house. There is a basketball hoop in the garden. In summer, our beloved glass house is richly stocked with fresh vegetables that you can help yourself to! The house is equipped with a bath, shower, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and a steamer.
The house is in the city of Salzburg, but here you can take wonderful walks in the countryside, there is a stream nearby (the "Glan"), fields, meadows and a wonderful view of the Hohensalzburg Fortress and the surrounding mountains (Untersberg , Gaisberg, Schlenken and Staufen).
House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence
Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area
Our house is ideally located - you can reach the center of Salzburg in 15 minutes by bus (2 minutes' walk from the house). The center can be reached by bike in 20 minutes along a beautiful cycle path. There is a bakery and a supermarket nearby. In 1 minute you are at the small river "Glan" where you can take a wonderful walk in the countryside.
The Airport Center is also close to the airport, with many shops (designer outlet), which invites you to go shopping on bad weather days. A small playground is right on our street and there is also a skate park and a pump track for the kids nearby. There is also a Jump Dome (trampoline park) nearby which is great fun for children.
There are many farmers in the area who sell fresh vegetables and fruit on certain days - it's always worth a visit! In Salzburg, the mountains are not far either, so you can, for example, be at the foot of the Untersberg in 20 minutes by bike, where you can go hiking. Salzburg is not far from many lakes where you can go for a swim in summer.
Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home
Salzburg is one of Europe's most beautiful cities. Located in northwest Austria, it's as popular among tourists for its well-preserved historical architecture as it is for its magnificent Alpine setting.Salzburg is not only the City of Mozart and home of the Salzburg Festival. At most important tourist attractions, not only are you able to experience Salzburg’s rich history, there are also countless fascinating insights and surprising moments around practically every corner. Hohensalzburg Fortress, the Mozart museums, the Getreidegasse and Hellbrunn Palace are among Salzburg’s most popular locations.
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Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules
We love our home and that's why it's important to us to find it clean and tidy again. In summer it is necessary to water the glass house and the raised beds, but you can also help yourself to fresh fruit and vegetables :-).
Use of Personal Car
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