This thesis intends to describe variations of division of work on small scale farms. Besides the dominating forms of gender-related division of work, there is a special focus on empirical evidence of egalitarian practice. Therefore a theoretical as well as a historical outline precede the empirical survey. The theoretical part refers to the approach of the construction of gender. Looking at the changes of gender within a profession in past times, changeability and adjustability as well as a tendency to remain within the established conditions are explored. Seven farming women and men were interviewed, four of them did not have any farming background and three were born and raised on a farm. Outcomes of this survey show, that egalitarian divison of work is to be found much more likely within the productive than the reproductive sector. The reason for this lies within the structure of small scale farming, which did not facilitate a high level of mechanisation and technical investments. Therefore, the work was not re-evaluated regarding the gender-attribution. Concerning reproductive work the survey has shown, that there is a theoretical personal claim of the farming women and men, to an egalitarian practice. However, there is a tendency to the newcomers putting it into practice. Two of the newcomers divide up work approximately egalitarian - in the reproductive as well as in the productive sector.