Wood breathes, wood is alive – and few people know more about this natural material than Josef Fuchs, who works not only as a farmer but also as a woodturner. His family’s farm is the highest on the Pfenningberg mountain and stands alone like a jewel surrounded by lush green meadows.
Johanna Fuchs jokes that the family farm is so high up on the mountain that the traditional cross which crowns many peaks in Tirol can be found down in their cellar. That may not be quite true, but at 1,200 metres above sea level the Biobauernhof Fleckl is indeed the highest and last farm on mountain slopes of the Markbachjoch, close to the high alpine meadows. With its wide roof, wrap-around balconies and belfry it is designed in the style typical of the Brixental Valley and is made using the most traditional of materials: wood. One thing that has not changed in the last 300 years since the farm was built is the fabulous view of the Kitzbühel Alps.
The closer you look the more you will see that wood is a recurring theme at the Biobauernhof Fleckl. Farmer Josef Fuchs is also a trained woodturner and has made much of the furniture as well as several lampstands and bowls. Guests are always welcome to visit him in his workshop. In the meantime, children can watch the cows, play with the lambs, ride the ponies or travel out into the fields on the tractor to make hay. The Fuchs family is always delighted to have another pair of eager helping hands around the farm. With so much for guests of all ages to see and do, many families end up coming back year after year, says Johanna Fuchs.