our farm is located in the beautiful black forest close to Baden Baden/ Freiburg/ Karlsruhe. On 5 ha we have 4 horses, cats, goats, sheep, and rabbits. We're looking for cheerful persons with skilled hands. A long stay is possible.
Uwe is a competent craftsman and has a lot of experiences with ecological building projects. He worked several years as a construction manager. He is a dragon dreaming trainer and yoga teacher aswell and we both are very interested in a healthy life style and sustainable living.
I (Frauke) am a social worker, psychotherapist (Gestalttherapie) and working in the field of animal assisted therapy.
We both love to work with children and teens.
We are a non government organisation and work aswell with traumatised people. Be aware when visiting us that we work therapeutically and have a special way of non-violent communication and behaviour. Therefore we have been creating on our farm a "safe space" where we maintain an atmosphere of mutual respect and partnership - both with our clients and our animals.
This includes a few rules at the farm which we take very seriously (for example not to feed the animals out of your hand, going very aware to an animal with noticing in advance if the animal really wants you close and to be touched). In the beginning they may appear to you a bit strict. We view them more as an opportunity for you to experience a totally new way of being and living together- both with humans and with animals.
Different construction and building projects (green classroom for children, jurt, insulating, claybuilding), animal care, gardening, cooking,... We are active in animal assisted therapy. When you are interested you could learn something about the regardful contact with animals/ horses (no riding).
We would love to install permaculture projects on the farm so we are more than happy if you want to share your knowledge in that topic with us.
WHY A HELPER?
We like to have contact to different cultures, nationalities and mentalities through volunteers. You will be treated as part of the family, so helping in the house with meals, cooking, washing up etc. is part of being with us.
Our helpers should have skilled hands and of course we would be happy with a talented handy-/crafts(wo)man! And you should like animals ;)
Duration of stay: at least 2 weeks, when it fits for both sides, you're invited to stay longer.
Our helpers join the work 6 h per day 5 days per week.
Friendly hospitality including with food and accomodation. We are vegetarian.
Cooking will be occasionally one of your tasks aswell .
Our farm is located in the very beautiful "Murgtal" -area. You can for example climb, bike, walk and swim.
Smoking is allowed only outside.
Only moderate drinking habits are tolerated. No alcohol in common rooms.
We are vegetarian.
We have only at a few spots on the farm (outside) were you might have an internet connection with your mobile.
We have a cafe with W-Lan in town (3 km).
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING
- Solid shoes (when working with machines)
- Because of the ticks long pans
- Sleeping bag
- Rainclothes and some for hot temperatures
- Swim suit
- Some warm clothes (for the evenings and nights)
- International driving license if available
You need an international health insurance card.
YOUR WAY TO US
Closest trainstation "Gernsbach-Bahnhof"
or "Baden-Baden" and from there by bus (approx. 30 minutes).
By plane "Baden-Baden Airpark" , from there by bus to Rastatt and from there by train to Gernsbach
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Projects will be construction work, upkeeping the surrounding, repairing, gardening, cooking, animal care, just everything thats necessary to do on a growing farm.
german and english fluently. We would like our guest to speak one of those languages.
You will sleep in a trailer, in the hay or in a tent. Just ask us whats available during your stay. You will have a small bathroom and a kitchen for cooking aswell.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
max 25 hours per week
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