Learn about moroccon building techniques and how to make organic ice cream, south of Francfort in Germany

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  • Description

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    We founded the project 6 years ago. Our team at the moment is: Steffi (born 1973) and Peter (1966). There are 3 dogs around. Since 2 years the coffee bar and the ice cream production work bio-dynamically following the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner. Our processes are certified by DEMETER and the European agency for organic products.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn with us how to run a DEMETER certified food project, deal with local farmers and be part of the production process of creating wonderful organic ice cream.

    Our place is built by hand and all building work was done ecologically mainly inspired by old moroccan techniques (using clay, lime plastering = Tadelakht, etc.), we use solar energy and in the winter we heat with wood. We are still in the process of working on the buildings and you can learn all those techniques with us and apply them with your own creativity!

    We can organize the possibility of attending a language class to learn German.

    While traveling to festivals you will see different parts of Germany from the south (Bodensee) to Hamburg. On our free days we will go to visit cultural events in locations nearby.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help

    Help

    Always wanted to see how life goes in an organic coffee bar and ice cream production? We are working with organic farmers in our region and we need your help in every aspect of the process. That is getting the fruits from the farm to the house, working in the ice cream kitchen or baking home made cakes or marmalades. Another option is to help with our guests who come here mainly on the weekends or bank holidays.

    The whole project is still in the process of being developed. According to your interests there can be projects set up like building a small garden (maybe with permaculture or biodynamically?), helping with renovating using moroccon techniques like tadelakht. Or other ideas that we come up with together.

    Once a month we participate in a festival in different parts of Germany. So you can come with us traveling or stay in the house - just how you like.

    If you are entitled to work in the EU, we will pay minimum wage in form of a regular German mini job. Your responsibilities will be working on Saturday and Sunday 5-6 h each day: service in the restaurant, baking pizza, creating nicely decorated ice cream cups, etc. The food and accommodation offered, will be partial offset or deductable from this wage.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German, English, French and some Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have one room for each of the workawayers and a shared bathroom. We will have food together and the kitchen is the central meeting place for all of us. Help in preparing food and of course cleaning is appreciated. All meals plus water and tea/coffee are free.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located in the so called Rhein-Neckar-Metropolregion in the valley of the Rhine (roughly between Francfort ~90km and Karlsruhe ~70km). Mannheim is the next biggest city (30km). The region and our village belong to the touristic "German Weinstrasse". From here to Bad Dürkheim it is 6km and a bus goes every 30 minutes daytime. We have bicycles that can be used for free.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4 h per day (5 day week)


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