The lovingly furnished SONNENTOR Land-Lofts in the middle of the Austrian Waldviertel landscape bring the guests closer to life in a cycle with nature: The guests sleep in tiny houses surrounded by a herb garden and get to know resource-saving and energy-ef ﬁ cient living. The light-flooded land lofts Anna Apfelminze and Hans Hagebutte are made from regional materials and can be described as completely sustainable.
The host SONNENTOR wants to bring the simple, quiet and enjoyable country life closer to the guests and lets them discover the Frei-Hof with the permaculture garden through booked tours. You can independently explore the organic urchin garden and the herb trail. (Prefer sentence: In addition, SONNENTOR offers guided tours through the fragrant herb halls in which the popular teas and spices are made. There are also numerous other excursion options such as the reservoir and the Ottenstein Castle.
ArchitectureThe country lofts, made of 100% sustainable and regional materials such as solid wood furniture and sheep's wool, were opened in 2018. With their unique furnishing details such as farmer's boxes, snack and herb garden all around including barbecue area and campfire, they offer a relaxing holiday feeling, as well as time to switch off and relax. A start-up company from Eastern Austria was commissioned to build the two lofts, using only regional materials. The theme of "land" runs like a red thread through the accommodations: the farm furniture tells its very own story and the outdoor area consists of a permaculture garden, where there is a lot to discover.
FoodThe Tiny Houses offer a fully functional kitchen including high-quality equipment. Upon request, guests can enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast, which is delivered directly to the door. Only a few steps away from the Tiny Houses is the Leibspeis' organic inn belonging to the SONNENTOR, which offers numerous vegetarian and vegan dishes. The organic area is just a few steps away, where guests can shop for groceries around the clock. These come from organic cultivation and sometimes even from our own cultivation.
A free organic lunch is provided to the employees. In addition, discussions are held annually to promote employees and to discuss next training courses. SONNENTOR attaches great importance to fair remuneration and modern work - so the working hours are ﬂ exible and you can also work in the home office. People with disabilities are well integrated in various departments.
EnvironmentSustainability is a very important aspect for SONNENTOR. The accommodations are supplied with 100% renewable energy sources, a heat buffer and drinking water from their own water supply. The idea of permaculture is lived holistically: rubbish is separated, there is a composting facility (worm compost on the outside of the land lofts), only eco-packaging is used, and all products are free of palm oil. The idea of a resource-saving lifestyle is rounded off with an electroless coffee machine. Overall, the property is CO2 neutral. The energy consumption can even be tracked using a tablet.
Well-BeingIn addition to nature and hiking along the different hiking routes, e-bikes can also be rented. The 7 km long herb trail can also be walked with a stroller. In addition, the SONNENTOR offers a variety of events that can be booked, such as workshops on topics such as herbs and tea, permaculture, cooking, tradition and handicraft, living well and economy for the common good.
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The Sonnentor Land-Lofts can be reached from Linz by car in about 1.5 hours (111 km). From Vienna it is also about 1.5 hours on the road (118 km), from Graz it takes just under 3.5 hours (318 km), from Salzburg just under 3 hours (243 km) and from Munich it is about 4 Hours on the road (350 km).
There is a bus connection from Zwettl to Sprögnitz. The bus stop is only 3 minutes away from the Sonnentor Hof. The exact address can be found on the property's website.
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