Helping to make the world a better place on our animal/ horse farm near Baden-Baden, Germany.

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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

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    HELLO!
    our beautiful farm is located close to Baden Baden/ Freiburg/ Karlsruhe. On 5 ha we have 4 horses, cats, goats, sheep, and rabbits. We just moved to this place so there is a lot of starting up work to do. We're looking for cheerful persons with skilled hands. A long stay is possible.

    ABOUT US
    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 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.

    OUR PHILOSOPHY
    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.

    TASKS
    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 just started this place and are in the midsts of rebuilding activities.
    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.

    NECESSARY PROFILE
    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.

    IN RETURN
    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.

    HABITS
    Smoking is allowed only outside.
    Only moderate drinking habits are tolerated. No alcohol in common rooms.
    No drugs.
    We are vegetarian.

    INTERNET ACCESS
    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

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    Farming
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Other

  • Help

    Help

    Projects will be construction work, upkeeping the surrounding, repairing, gardening, cooking, animal care, just everything thats necessary to do on a growing farm.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    german and english fluently. We would like our guest to speak one of those languages.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

  • 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

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    Volunteering hours expected

    max 25 hours per week


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