Volunteer in Germany at our potato themed hotel

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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

  • Description

    Description

    We are a country hotel in Wendland in the east of the Lüneburger Heide in Lower Saxony. The region is in the north of germany from where you can go to berlin, hamburg and hannover (about two hours).
    Everything about potatoes is the motto of our potato hotel, and our guests can enjoy the potato in the restaurant and in the wellness sector, too.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Cooking / shopping
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for friendly people who like potatoes and would like to get to know the work in a hotel and restaurant. This means you can help us with any kind of activity and gain experience in dealing with our guests.
    You can experience hotel work in all aspects, from the service in the restaurant to kitchen works and room service.
    It is like an internship which gives you a perfect view behind the scenery of a German hotel.

    We always try to find a project for you that hits your interest and your abilitites.
    For example: We have an own potato field, where we cultivate different ancient sorts of potatoes and a herbal garden. If you like it, you can work outside with our caretaker and learn a bit about agriculture.

    We love to have some extra-helping hands here and you will be part of our team soon.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer one of our guestrooms for accomodation. Some time in the year, when the hotel is fully booked, you´ll have to share a room or appartement with others. All rooms have a private bathroom.

    We provide three meals a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Drinks like mineral water and fruit juice are also included.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you want to learn or improve the German language during your stay, you can visit our language course, which mostly takes place once a week. The teacher is coming to the hotel. The language school is for free. Depending on your interest, you will work on social and ecological subjects.
    Please consider that the language school is not always offered during holiday times.
    Besides: You can practice your language skills with all of us during your daily work and free time.

    All of our workawayers have made a book together, where you can find lots of ideas of what you can do during your free time (cycling and hiking tours, bus trips, places to see). This book is to be completed by everyone who stays with us.

    We offer bicycles to go to the next town (Lüchow, 4kms) or even further. There are always possibilities to organize a car ride to Lüchow, sometimes also to Dannenberg, Hitzacker or Lüneburg. All of these towns have picturesque medieval citycentres and are worth visiting. The river Elbe is also near, part of the former German-German border and worth visiting for all those who are interested in the history of Germany.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will get to know other people from all over the world.
    You can improve your German and perhaps learn other languages, too.

    You will get to know the normal life in small German village. The main building of the hotel is a beautiful historic farm house and besides, there is a museum for medieval life in Germany which is quite interesting.

    You can taste the whole variety of potato dishes, and you are kindly invited to cook special dishes from your country.

    The region where our hotel is situated, is known for its artists, artisans and many open-minded people with alternative lifestyles. There are lots of cultural programs around, e.g. the "Kulturelle Landpartie" in May, where we also take part with an Open Air Concert.

    The county "Lüchow-Dannenberg" is known for its beautiful nature, its social commitment and alternative energy production. You will like the welcome culture all around!

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    Volunteering hours expected

    maximum 5 hours per day / 5 days a week


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