Looking for some help with our horses, in a small village in Stemwede, Germany

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  • Description

    Description

    We are m64 and f61, we have part time jobs to earn money and a hobby to spend it. We have 5 draft horses, 1 mule, several poultry, bees, cats, no dogs, a garden. We live in a cottage built 1837. No smoking. We live between the midland canal and the Stemweder Berg outside a little village with 482 locals. It´s not far to Bremen, Hannover, Bielefeld and Osnabrück, we can take you to the next railway station, if you want to visit them.
    However, from experience, there are things you should know for example:
    - We do not buy fashionable food that is coming from far away or veggies out of season (except once in a while)
    - We usually eat meat from our own animals or from farmers that we know and we don´t do this every day
    - We usually go to bed at 21:00, because most time we stand up early in the morning, of course you can sleep longer

    and of course: our horses are Rheinisch-Deutsche Kaltblüter, they are about 160-170cm and 700-980kg, they are well educated, but they are massive and powerful. They are our focus. Our cottage is not completely restored (here lives the chaos ;-)) and the garden is deserted....

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    east westphalian farmer lifestyle ;- from open air to wonderland, from schützenfest to horse shows
    you can get some driving lessons, dealing with horses and harness
    nature and relaxtion
    improve your German
    learn new skills, Harald can do almost anything that needs doing by hand from welding to building to electrics

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help

    Help

    We have draft horses and need help with the horses. There are many projects around the stable. We live in an old farmhouse with also many projects and old farm maschinery and shelters and fences.
    Daily work: horse groom, muck out the stables, pasture care and fences, horse groom, poultry and garden care, sitting in the garden and watching the daily work of the bees...

    This year we want to build a paddock trail. We have already tried a lot. What is on gimmicks in the internet, is in most cases not suitable for our draft horses. It takes them ten minutes, then they look ashamed of the wicked gimmick and murmur: oh, was that me? Apart from the risk of injury. But we already have some ideas and an untapped little bit of land called the Bermuda Triangle.

    There is also an art project. The outer wall of the "duckling bath" is to receive a Hundertwasser mosaic. If you have mosaic experience, we look forward to seeing you.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You get your own room, you can use a bicycle, and sometimes our car, and of course you share our mealtimes, washing maschine and our family´s life. The old farmhouse is not completely restored. At the moment we are working to renew the 200 year old floor of the Deele.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Next railway station 15 km, but we would transfer you. Bus only during school time three times a day. WLAN.

    TIME WILL TELL.
    We don´t know if you need a negative COVID19 test, we`ll talk about it when your visit approaches.

  • A little more information

    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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week, if we need you at the weekend, you will be free then in the week

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