We are Benjamin and Isabelle. We are both 31. I'm originally from the Netherlands and Isabelle from Saxony. We live in a little village in the middle of Germany. We produce organic vegetables on 8 hektares of land and sell them to restaurants, on the market and to whole sale. This is what we do to earn our money and of course because we enjoy the work. We keep animals too. We have chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, sheep, cats and soon a few pigs.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
You will definetely learn a lot about vegetables and animals. (and hopfully more)
We have many different kinds of chores here, depending on the season. Little plants must be planted, there's some weeding to do, lettuce must be cut, harvesting cabbage or potatoes. In June and July it's time to pick berries and beans. In the greenhouses are tomatoes and cucumbers that need care and harvesting. It would also be nice when somebody would like to cook jam from our berries or also cooking in general. We only eat meat from our own animals.
Usually in the weekend we give our sheep new pasture. Sometimes we have some construction projects to do or cleaning stables. During the winter we slaughter a few times. mainly chickens, turkeys and lamb. It's also the season to chop firewood.
When people like to build something; woodwork, welding, any sort of construction or ideas are welcome and we can talk about it and see what we can realise.
I think when you write us, it's good to give us a few hints about what your interests are and i think we'll find something that suits you
German, Dutch, English. Very little Spanish and French
trailer, your own room in the house, in a tent.
We usualy eat 3 meals a day. We would like to eat together with our workawayers at least a few times a week. The kitchen can be used at any time if you're hungry in between meals or if you want to make coffee or tea.
We only eat meat from our own animals or animals from which we know they had a good life. We used to eat vegetarian and its still no problem to cook without meat. especially in summer.
Smoking: only outside.
In our vilage we 2 supermarkets, a bakery, pharmacy, familiy doctor, gas station. The next train station is 10km away, but we can get and take people there. Berlin is 170km from here. We deliver vegetables to Wolfsburg few times a week, so it's possible to get a lift there to. Braunschweig is not to far too. Arround 50km
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week