We invite you to join our family and help with some maintenance projects in Leipzig, Germany



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  • Description


    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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).

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    25 hours a week- 4 weekdays and saturday- Sundays and a weekday by arrangement are free.

Host ref number: 177335337435