Enjoy outdoor activities while helping in a huge garden and around the house in the beautiful land of the 1000 lakes, close to Berlin, Germany



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    Liebe Workawayer, es ist Sommer und ich brauche ganz viel Hilfe in meinem riesigen Selbstversorgergarten. Wenn Du Dich für natürliches, giftfreies Gärtnern interessierst und Dich nicht davor scheust, Deine Hände schmutzig zu machen, bist Du hier herzlich willkommen. Du solltest mindestens 5 Tage Zeit haben, GERNE LÄNGER! Du arbeitest 5 h pro Tag / 5 Tage pro Woche / 2 Tage sind frei. Rauchen, Alkohol und Drogenkonsum sind bei mir im Garten grundsätzlich verboten. Mein Garten befindet sich ca. 2 Autostunden nördlich von Berlin, zwischen Fürstenberg, Templin und Feldberg (Mecklenburg). Du lebst im Garten, im Zelt, kannst Dir aber auch ein Biwak im Wald einrichten. Toilette und Dusche / See / Bach gibt es auch. Dank Alex und Henryk ist unsere kleine, gemütliche Selbstversorgerküche mit Gasherd, Kühlschrank und Sitzgelegenheit endlich fertig :-). Während meiner Camps, Workshops und Seminare (ich bin Survivaltrainerin) nutze ich diese Küche ebenfalls. Davina und Felix haben zwei von drei, noch zu erneuernden, Seiten des Wildzaunes um meinen Garten fertig gestellt - inklusive einer neuen Gartenpforte :-). Jetzt muss noch eine Zaunseite erneuert werden. Außerdem gibt es viel Arbeit in den Beeten. Brombeeren und andere (Wild)Früchte reifen gerade und wollen konserviert werden. Du brauchst keinerlei Vorkenntnisse im Garten zu haben.

    HANDWERKER sind natürlich immer besonders willkommen. Auch bei mir am zu Hause gibt es die eine oder andere kleine "Baustelle", die sich über zwei geschickte Hände freut :-)

    Ich wünsche mir jemanden, der / die zupacken und nach entsprechender Anleitung die Arbeiten eigenständig ausführen kann. Mein Garten wird zu 95 % von Hand bearbeitet und ist eine Mischung aus traditionellem und diversen alternativen Gartenphilosophien (Mischkultur / Permakultur / Mulch etc.) Auf jeden Fall ist er 100 % wild und biologisch. ICH HABE FÜNF HONIGBIENENVÖLKER IM GARTEN. Das als Hinweis für Bienengiftallergiker. Du bekommst von mir alle Grundnahrungsmittel, die ich selber auch esse. Wir schauen gemeinsam, was im Garten geerntet und verbraucht werden kann. Du kannst bei mir z.B. viel über Wildkräuter lernen, die täglicher Bestandteil meiner Ernährung sind. Wenn Du bestimmte Ernährungsbesonderheiten pflegst, musst Du in diesem Bereich selbst für Dich sorgen. ES IST WICHTIG, DAS DU GUT MIT DIR ALLEINE KLARKOMMST, DA ICH NICHT DIE GANZE ZEIT IM GARTEN BIN. Mein Garten befindet sich ca. 3 km von meinem Wohnort entfernt auf dem Gelände eines Freundes, dort gibt es einen Biwakplatz für Wasserwanderer und einen Biergarten. KEIN WLAN! KEIN HANDY NETZ! Mein Kanu (Kanadier) liegt einstiegsbereit am See und kann nach Absprache genutzt werden. Wenn Du also ein paar schöne Tage in der Natur verbringen und Nützliches tun und Neues lernen willst - melde Dich bei mir :-) (gerne auch zu zweit).

    Dear workawayers, I am looking for help in the garden immidiately! You find all informations below! Looking forward to get to know you!

    Together with my 17 year old son I am living in the north east of Germany, close to Berlin. The area is called "Land of the 1000 lakes". For me, this is the most beautiful area of Germany :-) - and I lived in many places and all directions in Germany ;-) Here I am working as a Survival Instructor and Herbalist. If you love nature, wilderness and water - you are in the right place :-)


    Sommer is arrived and I seriously need a hand in the garden. Minimum stay 5 days. LONGER STAY VERY WELCOME!

    Dear Workawayers please read the following lines carefully:
    I take every application serios. I like to ask you to do the same. If you have, after reading my profile, the longing to live and work here with me and my son, you' re very welcome to ask for a free volunteer position. If your just looking for ANY place and applying in several places at the same time, I like to ask you NOT to apply HERE. If you cant wait for an answer a few days, this is not your place (I am answering within two or three days).

    And now enjoy reading the profile :-) I am looking forward to hear from you!


    You can discover our beautiful area by foot, with a bike or the canoe :-). There are lakes everywhere, where you can fish for your dinner :-) (you need a permission to do so). If you need some nightlife - our beautiful capital Berlin is just around the corner. With bus and train you will be there in less than two hours.

    Since I am a selfemployed single mum, I have always much more work than I can handle alone. In 2017 I started a huge garden project where I grow fruits and vegetables. The first steps are done, but the garden still need a fence on one side since roe deer and fellow deer already discovert the garden as a place for healthy breakfeast ;-) And of course in a garden there is always something to do: making new beds, seeding, watering, weeding, harvesting... I'm using lot´s of wild plants for eating or making jam or jelly out of it. We live in an area where you can find lots of free fruit trees along the roads. The road to our little village is a plum avenue ;-) I try to use much of this free fruits as possible as jam, dried fruits and in other ways.

    If you watch the pictures in my profile, you see the the garden when I started. It changed a lot since than. Last year I had more food from the garden than me, my family and friends could eat! ABUNDANCE! This year I will change some things and having again much more variety and coming closer to self - sufficiency with vegetables.

    Besides the garden I need help with daily tasks in the house, like cleaning, cooking, repairing things...

    I also could need some help with the computer and movie making (youtube).

    We have woodstoves in the house and need always lots of firewood!

    The place, where I have my garden is around 3 km apart from my home and belongs to a friend of mine. Depending on the season and the tasks which needs to be done, you might stay in my home or in the place, where I have my garden. You should be able to walk the distance to my garden. Its a beautiful half hour walk through the forest, crossing a lake or two, depending on the path you are taking, where you can swimm.

    The work is around five hours a day, five days per week. You will have two days off. After a carefull itroduction you will work mostly independent. You need to be a self starter and having a good time being with yourself. Sometimes there might be other workawayers around, but there is a good chance that you spent a lot of the time alone! I am not always around and I am not your entertainer! I love spending time with the workawayers I am hosting, having a canoe trip or cooking together, sitting around the campfire and having good conversation and exchange.

    I am not really counting hours, for me it`s just important that the work in the garden is WELL done. I am a hard working, self employed single mum, who loves what I do and do what I love. I`am just living my live and doing with love whats needed.

    I have better experience with people in their twenties and older. If you are younger and you feel a strong longing to share your skills with me - you are totally welcome to apply.



    Heavy smokers and people who are drinking lots of alcohol and using drugs in any way are not welcome here! If you smoke, NORMAL cigarettes, here and than, and you are willing to leave the property to do so, I can live with it. But please let me know in advance. A glas of wine or beer now and than is also o.k.

    If you are using drugs or abusing alcohol during your stay - you have to leave my property immediately!


    RIGHT NOW I AM LOOKING FOR HELP IMMEDIATELY - IF YOU CAN STAY MINIMUM 5 DAYS IS O.K. (I prefer long term stays up to 3 month). I like to have a phonecall before your arrival. If you are already traveling in the area, just come by and lets have a talk :-) The first week is always for getting to know each other. I need to feel comfortabel with the people who are living with me :-) If there is anything totaly wrong between us, I might ask you to leave after one week. I really hope - for you and for me - that it never comes to this point :-)

    Me and my son are German native speakers, we are both fluent in English and learning French.

    I am a huntress too. We eat meat. We dont like to eat only vegetarian or vegan.

    I am looking forward to hear from you :-)


  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

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    I am always happy to make a nice canoe trip with my guests :-) If you enjoy nature there are a million possibilities to enjoy your free time. I am teaching Wild Eatabile and Medicinal Plants, so you have the opportunity to learn something about it, while working together with me in the garden. If I am running a wilderness camp during your stay, you might able to participate. Everything has its time, in spring and summer I focus more on the garden and holding survival classes. In fall and winter I spent more time with hunting, tanning and practice wilderness and survival skills by myself. And whenever its possibel I am a traveler and workawayer too :-))))

    Me and my son, we are also travellers and visited many places in the world. We love to hear about other cultures or nice places to travel :-) And of course we love to help you, to improve your German skills :-)

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    I am looking forward to welcome people who are open and willing to help out wherever help is needed. There are lots of normal things to do, like cleaning, preparing things, cooking and other daily tasks. After a carefull introduction in your tasks you will work independent. I dont count hours - for me it is more important, that the work is done and most of the days you can make your own timetable.

    Help in the garden:
    - fencing
    - making new beds
    - seeding
    - weeding
    - watering
    - harvesting
    - preserving

    Help with renovation the house:
    - painting
    - plumbing
    - carpentry

    Help in the house:
    - cleaning
    - cooking
    - sewing
    - making jam
    - chopping firewood

    Language exchange.

    Help with youtube channel / movie making.

    If you want to come and you have other skills than listed - please let me know what kind of help you have to offer, I'am open for nice surprises.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

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    The accomodation I can offer you depends on the season and the number of volunteers. Normally you will stay in a tent. If possible bring your own camping gear, at least your owen sleeping bag. If you are a light weight traveller, everything will be provided for you.

    There is very limited internet, NO WLAN!

    You will get healthy, local, seasonal food from us, but we dont buy your choclate --- we prefer icecream ;-) Sometimes we eat together and sometimes not. You will have access to a kitchen for cooking your own meals.

    We eat very simple, local (vegetables from our garden and wild plants) and seasonal. That means I dont buy Bananas from South America if we have trees full of plums or the blackberries in the forest are ready to eat. Same with vegetables. If we have zuchini, charts, red beetroot, carots and radish in the garden, I am not buying vegetables in the supermarket. I just eat whats growing. And I gather lots of my food by my self. You will have the same food like us. If you have other preferences you have to take care for it by yourself. Be aware, that you have to be responsable by yourself for your own food. There is not always a fridge full of food from the supermarket. You have to do something if you want to eat! That means, if YOU want to eat fruits, YOU have to pick them. If YOU want to eat vegetables - YOU have to harvest or gather them! I show you everything you need to know about this way of food, but you need to be willing to learn and do it by yourself!

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    What else ...

    We are living in the COUNTRYSIDE! The public transport is poor and there are nearly no possibility for shopping close by. But there is always a way to come to town with me or my friends. After accepting you as workawayer, you will get clear instruction from which trainstation we will pick you up. For organising flights or traintickets use Berlin as destination. Since we are experienced travellers too, we can help you to organize your travel to us.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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