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We are a family of 4: Matthias, Nadine and our 2 kids (2,4). Our home is in a village next to the city Bamberg, Bavaria.
Matthias is a teacher at a school. Nadine is also a teacher but on parental leave at the moment. Our bigger son goes to the kindergarden.
We started a small eco-gardenproject and try to follow the principles of permaculture and live more sustainable. At the house we've only a small garden with a raised bed and a greenhouse for tomatos. There is a bigger gardenarea 400m away outside the village with a lot of space to be creative. We have a big dog!
We like the opportunity of a cultural exchange with benefits for both. It's great to meet new friends, new ways of thinking and share knowledge.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
We like it to share our home and offer you a place in our family. It would be great to share knowledge about gardening, sewing, fishing, different ways to live, making cheese ...
There is always a lot of work to do. Mostly we need help in the garden. You can help us with the kids, too (only if you want but you should like kids and you should like to spend a little bit time with them. And because of them it's not the quietest place here!).
At home it would be nice to have a little bit help in the kitchen, cook together, fill the dishwasher...
next bigger projects are:
- finish the henhouse (Agathe and Molly want to have new friends!)
- new (raised) beds and planting!
- we have to move a greenhouse
- we were given a foil greenhouse for free and have to pick it up
- build a compost toilet
- an outdoor kitchen
- expansion of the playground
You can choose between different options. There is a huge couch in the shared living room or a small room for your own (and the laundry machine :-), there is a lot of other stuff and I have to go into sometimes).
You can sleep also in a tent in the garden outside the village and use the kitchen and bathroom here.
We provide dinner and lunch together with our family. Our food is mostly organic and glutenfree (we can cook other pasta for you;-)). We don't eat so much meat.
Our home is 5km away from Bamberg. With the train you need only 5 minutes to the city. The train staion isn't far away (12minutes -walk). There are also good bus connections.
Bamberg is an amazing old city with an old history. You have to visit the beer city. If you're interested in breweries you're right in Franconia (300 breweries!).
We can borrow you a bike to discover the countryside. You can find here a beautiful nature, a lot of lakes and you can drive along the river "Main".
In our village there is a supermarket, 5km away there are some organic food shops.
There are language schools in Bamberg.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week