Learn about ecological farming and enjoy our lovely scenery near the lake, Ebersbach-Musbach, Germany



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  • Description


    My parents Franz and Hedwig (63 & 61) and I Anne (36) work on our family farm. My younger siblings have already moved out, but visit us frequently.

    The heart of our business is milk production. This includes the breeding of our own offspring. In our stable are about 70 dairy cows and again about 70 cattle. In addition, we manage 80 ha of grassland and arable land. Smaller but still important areas for our family are the own farmer garden, orchards and the management of a small piece of forest.

    Since 1990 we manage our farm ecologically according to the rules of the Bioland Association. We are "mostly" not in it for the money. So if you interested in ecological farming, cows, our lovely scenery and looking for a possiblity to learn about it you are in the right place.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our farm is located in the heart of Upper Swabia. The next larger "city" Ravensburg is about 30 km away. In principle, our village Ried is a 2 km long street on the left and right a few houses. By train you can be in 1 hour on Lake Constance or in 2 hours in Stuttgart - if you feel like a little city again.

    Unser Hof liegt im Herz Oberschwabens. Die nächst größere "Stadt" Ravensburg ist etwa 30 km entfernt. Unser Dorf Ried ist im Prinzip eine 2 km lange Straße an der links und rechts ein paar Häuser stehen. Mit dem Zug ist man in 1 Stunde am Bodensee oder in 2 Stunden in Stuttgart - falls ihr mal wieder Lust auf ein bißchen Stadt habt.

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    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

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    The most important task on our farm is the work in the cowshed. The cows must be milked twice a day and the calves fed. In addition, the stable work is of course also about maintaining the well-being of our cows and calves and, if possible, increasing them. To achieve this goal, we have been working with homeopathic treatments for a few years. During the activities in the barn you get to know the different characters of the animals and how to handle them. If you like to work, you'll find a suitable task in the ever-recurring repair and tinkering work around the yard and the stable. During the summer and autumn months we also want to take care of the small vegetable garden and to process the fruits of our fruit trees. We also regularly bake our own bread and are proud owners of an almost antique kneading machine and a large bread oven.

    Die wichtigste Aufgabe auf unserem Hof ist die Arbeit im Kuhstall. Die Kühe müssen zweimal täglich gemolken werden und die Kälbchen gefüttert werden. Darüber hinaus geht es bei der Stallarbeit natürlich auch darum, das Wohlbefinden unserer Kühe und Kälbchen zu erhalten und wenn möglich zu steigern. Um dieses Ziel zu erreichen, arbeiten wir seit ein paar Jahren mit homöopathischen Behandlungsmethoden. Bei den Tätigkeiten im Stall lernt man die unterschiedlichen Charaktere der Tiere kennen und wie man mit diesen umgeht. Wer gerne werkelt, findet in den immer wieder anfallenden Reperatur- und Tüftelarbeiten rund um Hof und Stall bestimmt eine passende Aufgabe. In den Sommer- und Herbstmonanten wollen außerdem der kleine Gemüsegarten gepflegt und die Früchte unserer Obstbäume verarbeitet werden. Wir backen außerdem regelmäßig unser eigenes Brot und sind stolze Besitzer einer fast schon antiken Knetmaschine und eines großen Brotbackofens.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You get a separate room in the house. The other rooms are shared. Breakfast and lunch are usually eaten together. At dinner, you can use the fridge and in the pantry. Vegetarian food is possible.

    Du bekommst ein seperates Zimmer im Wohnhaus. Die anderen Räume werden geteilt. Frühstück und Mittagessen werden in der Regel gemeinsam geesssen. Beim Abendessen kannst Du dich gerne am Kühlschrank und in der Speisekammer bedienen. Vegetarisches Essen ist möglich.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As a farmer you do not necessarily have the opportunity to see much of the world. Workaway is the opportunity for us to bring a little bit of the world to us.

    Da man als Landwirt nicht unbedingt die Möglichkeit hat viel von der Welt zu sehen. Ist Workaway für uns die Gelegenheit ein bißchen von der Welt zu uns zu holen.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

    20 - 30 hours/ week

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