I am living with my son (18) in a lovely place near Buxtehude (10km) and Hamburg (38km).
I work homebased but sometimes I have to travel.
For these days it is mandatory that you are familiar with horses.
To bring out the 3 horses in the morning, clean the boxes, take the dog for a walk.
Collect eggs and feed the 6 chicken...
Some housework is the daily routine.
You can ride in the forest with the retired trotters or learn to prepare a young one for races.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
It would be good when you have a driving licence for more independency.
Friends of us living 1km away from our house are hosts for workawayers, too. So you can meet their workawayers and have a good time with them.
You will need old clothes to work in - and shoes or boots that you don't mind getting dirty or getting paint on.
If you don´t have... we have used clothes for you.
German, English, a little spanish
Basic - you will have a nice bedroom and your own WC. Bathroom must be shared with the family.
Good access to the internet. You can use our PC and printer.
From 2000 - 2008 several au-pairs lived with us from all over the world (almost :-) ). They came from Poland, Spain, Cameroon and South Africa.
So we are used to share the house with people from foreign countries and cultures.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week