Our small farm is located in the outskirts of Hamburg (about 30 kilometers to the city center). The surroundings (Nordheide, Lower Saxony) offer plenty of exciting nature and invite to recreational activities, such as horseback riding, biking, hiking, canoeing, etc.
The farm is a permanent home for two women with three children, four horses (Iceland and Camargue horses), four cats and two young dogs. Additionally, children and youth stay for holidays or instead of going to school as part of our big family. We are professional therapists and our focus is to enhance the social skills of our guests. Working on the farm with the animals is an integral part for this.
We started our project 4 years ago. Meanwhile we have finished the major renovation works of the ancient farm house. For the remaining refurbishment we appreciate helping hands. Additionally, we need some support for the animals and the development of our garden.
What do we offer? A cozy guest room with shared kitchen, bathroom and living room. Great organic food. A lot of fun with our animals, incl. possibly riding lessons. Plenty of nature with recreational activities, yet easy access to the cosmopolitan city of Hamburg. Internet (WLAN) access, TV and washing machine… and to become part of our warm-hearted family! Initially, we offer a work away stay for a minimum of two weeks. If we are a good team and we have enough work for you, you are invited to stay longer if you like.
We are looking for nice people, who seek an adventure and enjoy the exchange with humans (and animals) with different backgrounds. An open heart for children is also key. While we do not need help for taking care of our holiday guests, they are an important part of our family. You should be a motivated self-starter used to work alone and in a team. An own health insurance is required. We accept only people minimum 21 years old
Please get in touch with us - emails and phone calls are very welcome!
Anna-Lisa and Anne
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
We need your help in different fields around the farm and garden, as you can see in our profile. In particular, we need help with the maintenance of the ancient farm house. Additionally, we need some support for our work with the animals or for developing the garden. We are looking for motivated self-starters with interest in manual tasks, who are eager to learn. Depending on the task, work will be performed in a team or alone.
Start in the morning at 9.30 with breakfast
Every morning 10 h we all together clean the stable and feed the horses (no experience with horses necessary)
After this we work in the garden (For example: foliage sweeping, hedge cutting, clean the terrace, gras cutting)
or help in the household. (For example: window cleaning, cleaning the house...) or start small projects. (For example: painting or repairing old furniture) here experience is very important! Please tell us!!!!!!!!
hours: 5 hours a day 5 days a week and at weekend the animals needs to be feeded and cleaned (~1 hour) also. we hope you help us sometimes to feed the horses also on weekend but if you want to make a little trip to somwhere you are free and of course you can stay the weekend away. we hope every workawayer have a lot of fun and make some adventure!
deutsch, englisch, polnisch
You would sleep in one of our guest rooms ore gardenhouse. Our gardenhouse has a large living room downstairs and two separate sleeping areas upstairs. In each sleeping area are two mattresses Bathroom, living room, kitchen… are shared as well as Internet (WLAN), TV, washing machine.
We expect that everybody cleans and tidies up his own sleeping room and bathroom.
Once a week we clean the whole house and we expect that everybody contributes to this cleaning-work (as in a flat-sharing community). Additionally, we appreciate everybody to help us a little bit with the normal everyday-things (like prepare the table for the dinner and so on).
Our English, French, Polish is not very good, but we can communicate.
Welcome are people with very different language skills to stay with us and to communicate with „hands and feet“. We are pleased to teach a bit of German to the guests, live together and learn languages from each other.
We always plan that to have several workawayer in our house at the same time. We think that is more interesting and funny for all. So it is very import that everybody confirms or cancel very fast the dates for the stay in our house. We always try to be a good team for all!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
5 hours per day 5 days per week