Be a part of our family and join us in realizing our huge organic vegetable garden in Groß Elbe, Germany

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Germany

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi, I am Wibke! I’m 36 years old and I teach childhood education at a university and work at a kindergarten. We (my boyfriend Michel, my daugther and me ) live in a rural area on a family farm with two other tenants. We also have a horse and two cats. 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.

    Hi, I am Michel (42 years old) and I am starting an organic market garden at our farm. I am originally from the south of Germany. In my former life I was learning to become a cook. After one year of education I decided to become a nurse instead, going further on to become an expert in intensive care at an intensive care unit. In the last 7 years, I worked in a hospital in Switzerland. Until today, I still have a passion for cooking and good food.
    What else about me: I like music, campfires, travelling, diving, fishing and reading. I have been to many countries around the world but now I am settled down. I like to work with wood and got a new passion in making bows. I like to be in the nature and since 2019 I transformed my van into a camper van.
    I like to meet and get to know new people. My friends and family describe me as a humorous and relaxed person, but I also have strong opinions sometimes.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    Market Gardening
    We are currently beginning an organic market gardening. That means that
    we’ll be growing organic vegetables in order to sell them directly from our farm to local
    customers. At the moment we are in the planning stage and at the same time we are laying the
    garden’s first beds. This is a big project, and we could use help with every step
    of it! If you’d like to join us, you’ll have the opportunity to help get this project started
    from the very beginning. We would love it if you already have experience with
    agriculture and/or organic farming, but it’s not necessary. What’s more important is a
    desire to work and an interest in learning all about small-scale organic farming. For
    this project, there are many tasks that could use your help and creativity, from the laying
    and planting of the beds to designing a webpage for the garden. Right now we have to prepare the field and build a fence, before we will start planting. We are also building a small greenhouse.

    Wetland Construction
    We plan to plant a clarifying wetland. This project would mostly include digging and planting.

    House Renovation
    Our house could use some general renovation, and we could use your support with
    tasks such as painting and small repairs.

    Though we have many projects planned for the upcoming year, we are not exactly sure
    when each will begin. If you are interested in staying with us and helping us out, send
    us a message and we will let you know which projects are currently taking place. There
    is always plenty of work on the farm, so please send us a message if you are interested
    in joining us for a while!

    There’s always lots to do on our farm. The farm is a little “out of shape” and we need help cleaning it up. There are a few things we just can’t do all by ourself, so a pair of extra hands would be nice. Right now, we 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 flower garden or around the house, like weeding, painting, maintaining fences, mowing the lawn, checking if the animals have enough water… How you help around here can be very flexible. We won’t force anybody to do work they don’t want to do. If you like to cook, that would be great too. We are open to vegetarien and vegan meals, but we also eat meat sometimes.

    We are happy to provide working clothes or boots if you need them.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • 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. Also other people at our farm use this bathroom. 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 there is also a second bed in the trailer. There’s also a sitting area in front of the trailer, a hammock and a place to have bonfires.

    We can also offer a room for workawayers inside the house and we have a big tent with to sleeping areas.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • 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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