WE, Sandra (33) and Ralph (44) and our twins, are a german family, living in an old farmhouse near Koblenz in central Germany. We renovated the house two years ago, but there is still a lot of work concerning the courtyard and the barn and – of course- our animals.
We really like to have happy people around, experience other cultures and maybe improve our English. In 2015, our twins Jakob and Enya were born, so they will liven the place up even more in the next years.
If YOU are a responsible and reliable person who likes animals, children and don't mind working outside or getting yourself dirty, this might be the right place for you :)
Koblenz is about 25 km away, you can easily reach Cologne, Bonn or Düsseldorf by train in about 1h30. It's also possible to visit Belgium (about 100 km) or Luxembourg (about 130 km) by car.
The region where we live is distinguished by beautiful vineyards, the river Moselle, small villages and agriculture. It's a perfect place for riding, cycling, hiking, swimming in the river and spending some time with kind people.
We speak german, english (fluently... mostly ;)) and french (unfortunately not fluently any more).
We prefer to have somebody for a longer period of time, minimum stay 4 weeks!
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We have 4 norwegian fjordhorses, 3 llamas, 5 adult goats, 2 dogs, a cat, and a couple of chickens and ducks. We hope you are an animal lover and maybe have some experience with animals or you are – that's essential to do this job- at least not scared of them.
The job may include feeding the animals, cleaning their stables, brushing them (no, the chicken and ducks don't need to be brushed ;-)),building fences, ... If you are interested in horseback riding or coachdriving, there will be the opportunity to practice and learn this, too.
Sometimes, we might need help to renovate some of the buildings, build or fix fences, harvest the hay in summer, … all that kind of work that needs to be done on a small farm.
It would be nice if you are not scared of children, so you maybe can take care of them sometimes for a little while (they are very easy going and happy) . You love cooking? Then we can alternate in preparing the food for our family.
You don't have to clean the house, but we would be happy if you know how to use a vacuum cleaner or a broom ;-)
You see, there are lots of possibilities to help us, but it won't take more than 3-4 h a day. If you are interested in staying with us on our farm, please contact us and we'll see which kind of volunteer work you favor.
German, English, French
Own small flat with Internet and own bathroom. Of course you can use all other rooms and facilities in the house! Food will of course be provided. If you are a smoker, please smoke exclusively outside!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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