El sur del norte

5 exchanges
Secondary residence
7 Sleeps
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
68 ft²
2 simple beds
1 double bed
1 simple extra bed
1 double extra bed


Niko, daniela, simon und ainoa has described his/her home in English, Español, Deutsch.

What you will love about this home

A nature retreat. 13000 square mtrs of own forest and pasture around the house. The village is called Baumgarten bei Gnas (for research in Google). Fruit trees and adventure sites in the forest especially for the kids. The house is powered by solar PV panels and wood from the own forest. So your stay will be carbon neutral. Hot water is produced by sun. It is though very very simply equiped. Outdoor showers with solar heating, Indoor showers powerded by solar electricity. For cooking we use a firewood stove or in case gas for a fast coffee. Around the house there is a hiking route called the five elements path. There are a lot of yet very unexplored touristic sites nearby. The area is great for easy hiking through ancient vulcanos and cycling tours. Straden, Riegersburg and famous wine towns in a fary tale landscape, Graz 37km, Slovenia 30 km and Hungary 30 km from the house. There are thermal baths close and chocolate factory a cheese factory (Riegersburg). The area is called the Vulkanland because of ancient vulcanos. It is a slow food & wine region. Actually this part of Austria looks more like Toskana or Ardeche than what you know about Austria... But as we are small, higher peaks of the Alps are about one hour and a half drive away.

What you will love in the neighborhood

Electricity supply from PV panels and battery.
Charging of Phone or listening to radio possible - there is a fridge but no washing machine. We use mostly 12V DC Electricity but there is also 220 V AC like in a usual house for charging your laptop and the fridge.

There are two children Bikes (7-9years) and 8-11years) all with helmets and 3 adult bikes permanently in the house for you to use.

Cooking only with a great wooden fire stove and a small camping gas cooker. (frying, boiling and baking cake or pizza is with our firewood oven possible)
Special barbecue place next to the terrace
Hot water is produced with solar Energy.
As we own a forest next to the house there is always enough firewood for cooking...
Fire heating or just cooking when it is a cold rainy day is great cause it gives special inner warming heat.

You can only reach the place by car.
Lots of wildlife around - foxes, deer, butterflies, birds and many more...

Additional information

The ouse is not recomended for kids younger than 3 years. The stairs (fotos!) are very straight up and very small kids have dificulty with them.

The guesttoguest Googlemap does not show the right location - you can find that here:

Informations about the region:
http://www.thermenland.at/de/region-ausflugsziele/steirisches-vulkanland#.WJh_cCHhDRY (Englisch)
- Wirtshaus „Mondscheinstüberl“ in Wörth, simple food. 1,5 km from the house
- Buschenschenke „Ingrid“ (3km from the house) , excellent local food & wine, 55 min by foot
- Gasthaus „Binderhansl“ ca 15 min by car (excellent local food)

- 5 Elements Path (next to the house) (www.spuren.at)
-Kaskögerlweg (http://www.spuren.at/index.php?p=1&gallID=24&gallGrpID=4&gallGrpSubID=2)
- Riegersburg, lake with Restaurant, castle on ancient vulcano
- CHOCLATE FACTORY Zotter with the edible zoo
- Styrassicpark (Dinosaurs) in Bad Gleichenberg
- Röcksee - lake for swimming Misselsdorf 73 (15 min by car)
- Therme Bad Gleichenberg (15min by car)
- Public Bathes in Paldau, St. Stefan (great for kids)

- Supermarkets in Gnas, Paldau
- some neighbours sell local products (Honey etc...)
- Farmer market Bad Gleichenberg

Deposit 500 €
Insurance Required


Washing machine
Microwave oven
Heating system
Disabled access
Baby gear
Swimming pool
Parking space
Cleaning person
Balcony / terrace

House rules

Smokers welcome
Pets welcome
Children welcome
Dog to feed
Cat to feed
Plants to water



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