Join our family and explore Groß Elbe, Germany

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi, I’m Wibke! I’m 34 years old and I teach childhood education at a university and work at a kindergarten. At the moment I’m on maternity leave so I’m at home with my daughter. We live in a rural area on a family farm with two other tenants. We also have a horse, two cats and two sheep. There are no neighbors, we’re surrounded entirely by nature. There are fields and woods all around - it’s a very peaceful place.

    I lived in Hong Kong as an Au Pair for a while and studied in Sweden for a semester, so I have experienced how great travelling is myself and now want to offer this opportunity to others. I have hosted many friends at my farm already and has always been a great experience. I love meeting new people and learning about different cultures, so workaway seems like the perfect opportunity to do just that.

    *quick heads up, I would prefer to only host female Workawayers*

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I love going to concerts and would happily take you with me (unfortunately right now there aren’t too many going on because of Corona). I also love to sing myself and have many instruments lying around. Although the farm is located in the countryside, there are a bunch of cities nearby that stem from the medieval age – the old town parts are quite interesting and I’d be happy to show you around or visit a museum or an art exhibition.

  • Help

    Help

    There’s always lots to do on our farm. The farm is a little “out of shape” and I need help cleaning it up. There are a few things I just can’t do all by myself, so a pair of extra hands would be nice. Right now, I have a bunch of wood that needs to be cut – it’s not hard work, we have a machine that’s quite easy to use. Besides that, there’s always work in the garden or around the house, like weeding, painting, maintaining fences, mowing the lawn, checking if the animals have enough water… Although the wood is a priority right now, how you help around here can be very flexible. I won’t force anybody to do work they don’t want to do. If you like to cook, that would be great too – I don’t eat meat though, but if you want to prepare some for yourself, that’s fine with me.

    I'm happy to provide working clothes or boots if you need them.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There’s a construction trailer on site that’s built to be like a tiny house (the red one in the pictures). It doesn’t have a built-in bathroom, but you will have your own bathroom in the house that’s only a few meters away and accessible from the outside. From the queen size bed you have a beautiful view of the pasture and the surrounding fields. It’s really an experience to wake up there. The bed is big enough for two people if you're travelling with a buddy, but if there's more than one individual person staying I also have an air mattress (a nice big one, so no worries). There’s also a sitting area in front of the trailer, a hammock and a place to have bonfires.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There’s a bus station located right at the end of our driveway and the train station is only 4km away. The train system here is quite good and it’s relatively easy to get to places. We’re pretty much in the center of all of the major cities around that each have their own attractions to offer (lakes for swimming or just hanging out for example). I also have a bike you can use. As mentioned, I love arts and music and have many art supplies and instruments lying around that you’re more than welcome to use. I also have a looot of books. The area is perfect for walks and there’s some really nice viewpoints close by. There are castle ruins only 3km away from us and a beautiful castle that’s unfortunately not always open to the public but sometimes hosts medieval festivals and a beautiful Christmas market.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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