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New country package: Slovenia!

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We are expanding Schau aufs Land with the country package Slovenia! Under the name Začuti podeželje you can get to know Slovenian organic farms from 22 July. Advance booking is now available.

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Electric camper E-Luise

Crowdfunding Electric Camper VW T3

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Support our crowdfunding: By upcycling a classic car, we enable climate-friendly travel & show a sustainable approach to e-mobility.

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What does the farmer's wife get from the camper & vice versa?

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For two years, Bianca Blasl has been travelling from farm to farm in her Red Lightning. In her blog melange.in.gummistiefeln she takes us on this journey. With Schmäh and good food, she wants to build a bridge between us and our food and those who make it. This is how we found each other. Now the roving reporter has set out to test our app and find out what it all brings to everyone involved.

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Sustainable Agriculture & Tourism

Sustainable tourism & agriculture - a perfect symbiosis?

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Have you ever stopped and asked yourself who shapes the Austrian countryside that we love to spend time in and appreciate so much? There are more than 150,000 farmers who cultivate the countryside every day. A number that is constantly decreasing (several farms close every day) and a profession that is hard work and requires nerves of steel.

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Appreciative camping

Price adjustment & innovations for the 2022 season

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Since our launch in spring 2020, we have done a lot and have many ideas and great implementations on our list for the future. However, we also have to be consciously aware of being sustainably economical. Unfortunately, we need to make a small price adjustment this year. The price for the annual subscription will therefore be € 39.90 from April 2022.

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Donation to climate protection projects

Our donation to climate protection

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We want to use the 24th of December as an opportunity to compensate for the kilometres we drive with our motorhomes together with you out there. Although the first priority is still to avoid & reduce, many of us still accumulate a few kilometres over the year.

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A summer with a view of the countryside at the Greiml organic farm

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In March 2020, three adventurous young people from Graz fulfilled a dream and launched their travel platform "Schau aufs Land". And how could it be otherwise - the Greimlhof also became part of it. You can read here how the farm fared with the guests in summer 2021.

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Van Days 2021

The Van Days 2021 - a really special motorhome meeting

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Contribution by: Contribution by: A great motorhome event in Austria! We were there again at this year's Van Days at the Grottenhof in Leibnitz and we had an incredible amount of fun again. First of all, for those who don't know about the Van Days: The Van Days are an annual motorhome meeting in beautiful southern Styria. The idea of Felix...

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1 year of Schau aufs Land - what do our partner farms say?

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Contribution by: Contribution by: It has actually been over a year since we first went online with our platform and the first members visited our partner businesses! Looking back, it is unbelievable for us where we are today - one year later. We would like to take this opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to our partner businesses, which now number over 340...

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Private camper sharing - part of the sharing economy

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Contribution by: Contribution by: Sharing Economy Sharing economy, collaborative consumption, share economy, sharing economy, there are many terms, but so far no universal definition. However, the focus is usually on the benefit of something that one otherwise cannot afford or does not want to afford. It is not a question of buying a certain good or service, but of...

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The importance of insects for agriculture

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In many places we are surrounded by them, whether we like it or not. Sometimes they seem annoying, but without their existence, ours would be threatened. We are talking about: Insects.

Impressive facts and figures
Insects are one of the most diverse groups of animals on earth and have a wide variety of shapes and colours. Between 925,000 and 1,000,000 species are currently known and scientifically documented - the number of unreported cases is probably much higher. According to estimates, there could be between 2 and 50 million species. A wide range, which underlines the need for further research. In Austria, the population is estimated at 40,000 insect species, 345 of which are endemic, i.e. only found in Austria.

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Sustainable travel with the motorhome

Sustainable travel with a motorhome, is that even possible?

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Schau aufs Land stands for sustainable camping travel. We very often get the question "sustainable travel with a motorhome, what is sustainable about that?". This is a good and important question, and I would like to address it in this blog post.

"Every known form of mobility inevitably causes environmental pollution. Only the extent of the burden can be changed".

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CO2 compensation when travelling

CO² compensation when travelling

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CO2 offsetting, also known as climate compensation, is a way of compensating for currently emitted greenhouse gas emissions. However, this does not mean that the greenhouse gas emissions already produced in our atmosphere will disappear, but that they will be saved in the future through climate protection measures or projects.

One thing first, we are producing far too many CO2 emissions per capita in Austria - and in Europe in general - and are thus steadily driving climate change. If we do not change anything, we will not reach the urgent reduction targets confirmed by science, which will lead to catastrophic changes on our planet.

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The2Nomads at the Madlenserhof

The2Nomads at the Madlenserhof

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Once again, we have chosen a special farm from the Schau aufs Land range.
The organically certified Madlenserhof is located in Dafins, a district of Zwischenwasser, above Rankweil in Vorarlberg.

The organic farm is basically a mother cow farm, but when we arrive they spend their holiday of several months on the alp. As befits a farm dog, there are also rabbits, geese and common laying hens.

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Solidarity farming

Solidarity Farming (SoLaWi)

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In this blog post, we would like to introduce you to another ingenious sustainable concept that we can only warmly recommend. And that is Solidarity Farming.

It is about solidarity and community and, of course, about agriculture. The concept originated in Japan in the 1960s. It has now been practised in Austria for almost 10 years. But what exactly is behind it?

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Edelweiss at Edelbrandhof Gut Hinterlehen

Edelweiss at the Edelbrandhof

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Fritz Zehentmayr stands in the cosy parlour of his farm and holds a small glass of amber liquid up to the light: "Do you see the streaks on the glass? That's how you recognise it!" We also swirl our glasses, the oily film is clearly visible. We have recently come to know: These are essential oils, a sign of quality. "You can distinguish noble brandy from simple schnapps by these streaks!

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Edelweiss at the Seebacherhof

Edelweiss at the Seebacherhof

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For our first SAL check-in, we chose a very special farm: The Seebacherhof in Bad Mitterndorf in the Styrian Salzkammergut is an organically controlled Demeter farm. Here, machines and tractors are not used at all, harvesting is mostly done by hand, ploughing is done by the farm's own Noriker horses.

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Van Days 2020

Camper & Vanlife Meeting 2020 with Show on the Land

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The second best thing next to travelling with a camper is meeting and exchanging ideas with like-minded people. That's why we will be in Austria this year with our campers and with Schau aufs Land at two Camper & Vanlife meetings and would be delighted to meet some of you there in person.

In this blog post, we would like to briefly introduce the two events to you: The Van Days and the Camper Van Summit Meeting.

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Sustainable in Graz

Info pages for a more sustainable lifestyle

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More and more people are realising how important and actually inevitable it is to live more sustainably now and in the future. As a result, more and more people are looking for ways to consume and live more sustainably. But where can I actually find fair fashion, where can I shop without packaging or have my broken things repaired? Where and when is there a zero-waste workshop or a lecture on sustainable travel?

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Why and where do we donate €1 per membership?

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We decided right from the start of the platform that for every membership sold (excluding voucher payments) we would donate €1 to a project or initiative that works towards a more sustainable future. For the first year, we have chosen the climate protection projects of the Boku Vienna.

Tourism is responsible for 8 % of global greenhouse gas emissions (and rising) and thus contributes directly to climate change. This also includes travelling by motorhome.

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Alternatives to freestanding/wild camping

Alternatives to free standing/wild camping

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Travelling in one's own four walls, be it with a small camper, a large motorhome or a caravan, is booming like never before this year. There are some who are very happy about this - our participating businesses, for example - but there are also very many who are annoyed and also complain about it.

Because wild camping is also becoming more popular, but also leads to more problems. Prohibitions are often ignored and rules are not followed. As a result, nature and the local people often suffer. This must be avoided at all costs.

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8 tips for sustainable travel

8 tips for more sustainable travel

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After Leonard has dealt intensively with the negative impacts of tourism and the topic of sustainable tourism in the course of his Master's thesis, he is called upon from time to time as a speaker on these topics.

At the end of each lecture, we always talk about how you can travel more sustainably as a traveller. We have summarised these possibilities for you in this article.

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close-up enjoyment

Discover organic meat and wine not only when travelling, but also at home

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We would like to introduce Micha and Lukas and their great platform nahgenuss. They also come from Graz and want to strengthen smaller family organic farms with their platform. Because:

"The personal relationship between organic farmers and consumers gives confidence and appreciation.

But the best thing is for them to tell us themselves who they are and how they got there.

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bio-at

Find organic and ecological products in your area

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biologisch.at provides an overview of the Austrian organic landscape and helps to find organic farms and products as well as events in the surrounding area. This is achieved with a categorised organic industry directory - from organic farm shops to organic fashion shops - coupled with a radius search. In order to be listed in the directory or at the events, the organic entrepreneurs can make an entry free of charge, which will then be checked and published.

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Sustainable campsites in Austria

Sustainable campsites in Austria

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Did you know that there are 15 sustainably certified campsites in Austria?

To show you a good example of a sustainable campsite, we spoke to Gerhard from the Au an der Donau campsite in Upper Austria. This campsite can claim all three, the Eco Camping Award, the Austrian Eco-label and the European Eco-label.

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Look in the newspaper

Look in the newspaper

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We are in the press! After Leon's interview with the APA, we were surprised by a radio report on Tuesday morning and immediately afterwards by a few newspaper articles. As a result, we received so much positive feedback that we immediately had one of our longest, but most motivated working days! We are still happy about all the kind words and the great feedback.

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Thanks to our regional businesses!

Thanks to our regional businesses!

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Regionality has never been as important as it is now!
In times of the Corona crisis, we are all moving closer together - even if not in direct contact. We see a multitude of beautiful solidarity assistance that did not exist on this scale before.

What is also becoming very clear at this time is the enormous value of regionality. Because one thing is clear: you cannot import food security!

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All good things come in threes!

All good things come in threes!

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Exactly three months ago, the three of us met at Startup Playground 2019.
Every year, Ideentriebwerk Graz organises this brilliant event - with the aim of networking the start-up scene in Graz. A big thank you for this, because it has already worked really well for us!

And now? Read it for yourself in this blog post!

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Who is behind Schau aufs Land?

Who is behind Schau aufs Land?

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We are Leon, Karin and Christian and together we form the team behind Schau aufs Land. What we all have in common is our passion for travelling with our campers, the joy of meeting new people and our awareness for a more sustainable way of living.

We want to bring more sustainability into the world! At home as well as when travelling, we always try to buy ecologically and, if possible, also regionally and seasonally.

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Look at the countryside at Sonnentor

Look at the countryside at Sonnentor!

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Premiere for Schau aufs Land!
Last Thursday, we were able to present our project to around 120 Sonnentor partner businesses at the Sonnentor cultivation meeting.

The presentation was very important for us to get direct feedback on Schau aufs Land from farms for the first time. The feedback and inputs were very positive and we are looking forward to further developing the Schau aufs Land concept together with such open-minded farms on the basis of these opinions.

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We are online!

We are online!

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After a short but very intensive period of preparation, we are launching our online presence today and would like to briefly explain what Schau auf's Land is all about:
Schau aufs Land is a platform that brings together motorhome travellers and farms and creates added value for all.

From experience, campervan and motorhome travellers are always looking for close-to-nature and idyllic pitches in the countryside. In addition, we believe that there are a lot of farms that would be happy to have a new and open-minded group of customers. So why not bring these two groups together?

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One team for one vision

One team for one vision!

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We want to bring more sustainability into camping travel & create awareness for organic farming!
Coincidence or fate? We don't know. But it fits! A long chain of events we found each other! We have all been searching for a long time for a project in which we can invest our heart and soul and our vision of making the world a little better.

We are all passionate campervan travellers, love to tinker with our buses and love to live as ecologically and sustainably as possible, both on the road and at home.

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