We are a married couple aged 62 and 69 with a big nice garden. Three of our four children left home and so we have space enough to host a couple or two friends. The little town we live in, named Hennef (Sieg), is near to Cologne and Bonn. In our garden we like to grow a lot different vegetables, but we also like our flowers and (fruit) trees.
In our spare time we like to work in our garden, where we grow everything ecologically. My husband is a hobby painter and I do voluntary work in schools helping children with troubles to learn reading and writing. Everyday we go for a walk in the nearby forest and try to be outside as often as possible. We also read a lot. We're interested in global politics and like to discuss and talk about everything. I mostly enjoy reading fiction, where my husband reads a lot of non-fiction books.
We like to speak and improve our english. We would prefer people with english as mothertongue.
We enjoy to cook and we often try new vegetarian recipes. Most of the meals we have here are vegetarian and of couse we'd be happy to host vegetarians.
During summertime we make a lot of jam from fruits of our garden.
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
We need some help in our garden for example clear up weeds, digging the soil, cut finished blosseming, work in the kitchen garden.
The work depends in the season.
Our conservatory needs a new coat of paint and so do some of our gardenfurniture. So, if you like painting there'll be
enough of work for you.
Hans Wilhelm likes to do woodwork (Arbeiten mit Holz) and has built some furnitures and a hut in the garden.
He would like to share his knowledge as well as learning from a host. If you have experience in using electric tools for the work with timber your knowledge would be very wellcome .
I'm teacher of german - so if you want to learn or improve the german langauage I could help you.
German, English, Spanish (a little bit)
We have a room available in our house, where one or two volunteers could stay. There'd be beds and heating possibilities and access to a bathroom. The volunteers are welcomef to join our daily family life.
There's a bus stop within a walking distance (five minutes), with which you can get to Cologne (35km) and Bonn (15km) quite easily. There are two supermarkets nearby.
Interesting to visit in Hennef is the little town Blankenberg with a medieval background and an old castle ruin. All in all there are a lot of options to spend the day or even a couple of days in the surrounding.
We'd like to show our guests some points of interest close by.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week