Help around the home and with DIY in Ahaus, Germany

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Germany

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  • Description

    Description

    I just moved back to Germany recently after having spent 11 years in Canada. I have a little house here and a garden and both need a lot of work and care. I still have a lot of moving boxes standing around and need help with a lot of heavy work.
    I live here alone with my 23 year old daughter who has Down Syndrome. She is easy to get along with and has her sheltered workshop and other activities during the day.
    I set up a swimming pool in the garden and hope that my daughter learns to swim this summer.
    We both have had major health challenges so it would be great to have some help!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Ahaus is a small town/city very near the Dutch border. It is bicycle heaven here. Bike paths all over! I have 2 extra bikes that guests can use to explore the area.
    There is a small school museum here, several interesting churches, an old castle with a water moat, the remains of an old wind mill, and a lot of other interesting places to visit especially on bicycles.

    Ahaus is a pretty place, an old castle with a moat around it, a pedestrian zone, a cool swimming pool / adventure space, and lots of things to explore that i haven't even seen yet. There is a nature reserve not far from here that i want to check out next....

  • Help

    Help

    I am still unpacking after so many years away. There are still all kinds of renovations, furniture assembly, repairs, and general house maintenance jobs to do.
    The garden needs tending, the fruit needs canning, the guest cabin is still not finished and there is a huge variety of work to do.

    if the connection between you and my daughter is good it would be nice to have an evening here and there where i could go out without her! But that is dependent on the chemistry and we all need to feel comfortable with the situation.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The guest room is available and my daughter's room could be used for short stays while she sleeps in my room. There is plenty of room for tents in the garden and a separate shower/toilette available in an outbuilding. I have several tents here as well as foam mats and bedding.
    I am always happy to have guests cook for all of us if they want to do a special diet, other than that we usually eat our meals together.
    My daughter attends a sheltered workshop and her bus comes very early in the morning so our day starts early and ends early.
    We have high speed internet and good cell reception. I seem to have a good selection of TV programs here but haven't had the time yet to check them out!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Ahaus is a pretty place, an old castle with a moat around it, a pedestrian zone, a cool swimming pool / adventure space, and lots of things to explore that i haven't even seen yet. There is a nature reserve not far from here that i want to check out next....

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    My internet connections seems to be good enough to provide for 2 of us!

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    A smallish motorhome or a van can park in my driveway but i have no sani connection, just power.

  • 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



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