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we are a lively family of five, but our children are grown up (26, 29, 32) now. And we have 3 grandchildren, 3 and 6 years, visiting us often, and one living in London.
We enjoy having people from other countries staying with us.
Our oldest daughter went to New Zealand and travelled as a helper. Some years ago in January, our second daughter went to Australia for 3 month and she had also a lot of very good experience.
So we thought it is a good idea to offer our lovely home for helpers.
There is always something to do.
It is possible, to use our internet, telephone and TV.
I speak English.
We hope seeing you soon!
Elke and Rudi
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
You will experience a daily life of a German family from having the typical local food to sharing our life style (playing games in the evening...). If you are interested we are happy to communicate with you in German (we speak Hochdeutsch at home ;) ).
making fire wood, helping in the garden, helping with the house work or painting jobs
German, English, ( a little bit of French)
You will have your own room (or shared if you are two of you).
We are living in a forest with a big lake infront of our doorstep.
We have got chucks, cats and of cause fish!
Our home is close to the river "Elbe" and the area "Altes-Land", a region which is famous for growing fruit trees such as apples, pears, cherries, plums,...
The closest city is Stade, where you can find a lovely historic city center.
Also the way to Cuxhaven, Hamburg and Bremen is only 1h to 1:30h.
The next train station (S-Bahn) is only 10 min. by foot, so there are lots of opportunities of spending hopefully sunny days in our region.
There will be shared meals everyday.
We cook not vegetarien either vegan and we will not cook extra meals.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week