My name is Ulrike, I'm 48 years old. I live with my two boys 9 and 12 years old and our 2 cats in an old house in the country near Leipzig. There is also our adult brother, who is not always there. We also have a hobbyist who is building a wood workshop.
For my boys I am looking for a native English speaker or someone with perfect spoken and written English, to learn and deepen the English language (school English) and for sporting leisure activities prefer football. From the spring I need help in the garden (organic). There are also renovation work on the house that we would like to carry out with ecological building materials.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
With us you can learn or consolidate the German language and gain an insight into our life. You live at the gates of the city of Leipzig, which made history in the 20th century with the prayers for peace in the Nikolaikirche and the subsequent Monday demonstrations, which resulted in the opening of the inner-German border and German reunification.
The windows have to be painted this year. A concrete surface must also be poured. An old stone wall must be rebuilt and renovated. The thistles must be removed from the vegetable patch.
The workawayer gets his own room. We have WiFi, a washing machine and a dryer. We have dinner together, not exclusively vegetarian.
On school days there is no breakfast and lunch, as this is taken at school. The kitchen with all food is freely available to the workawayer to prepare a meal according to his own wishes.
Please Please do not smoke in the house.
Leipzig has many sights including the Monument to the Battle of the Nations, but also a lot to offer in terms of culture (opera, Gewandhaus). The Leipzig restaurants are also worth a visit. Leipzig city center can be reached in 20 minutes by train. In our village and in the surrounding area there are many swimming opportunities in summer. Excursions can be made to Dresden (100 km) and Berlin (200 km) the Harz, Thuringia, the Ore Mountains or to the Lausitz (Sorbs).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
25 hours a week- 4 weekdays and saturday- Sundays and a weekday by arrangement are free.