Come and help a young couple on our farm in Kleines Wiesental, Germany

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  • Last activity: 5 Aug 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We bought a small farm in the summer of 2014. We try to be self sufficient. On the farm we also have a small holiday apartment which we rent out to guests from all over the world.

    We are located in a small village (250 inhabitants) in the Southern Black Forest, close to the Swiss border. The closest cities are Schopfheim (about 16 km away, 19.000 inhabitants) and Basel in Switzerland (about 40 km away, 174.000 inhabitants). In our village you can find a little shop that sells almost everything one needs. There is a doctor at the opposite side of our street.

    We, Remko (Dutch) and Leonie (German) are a young couple that have done a lot of voluntary work ourselves in countries like France, Romania, Greece and Australia. We bought our farm in Summer 2014, after having travelled around the world for one year. By now, we have three little boys, born in 2015, 2017 and 2021 The farm is located in the centre of the village but we do have a big vegetable garden and meadows for our 2 goats. We also have about 10 chickens. Part of our house is rented out to other people that live there permanently.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    We learn by doing ourselfs and would like to give our helpers the same possibilities. We speak german, english, dutch and leonie some french and spanisch.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We bought the old farm in the summer of 2014, there are many things to be done:
    - creating a flower bed
    - General maintainance/building
    These are some of the projects we have in mind, but we are open for new ideas and inspiration!

    Other tasks are feeding and cleaning the animals, working in the garden: planting, harvesting and of course weeding (we have done our part on other farms!).

    We don’t work fixed hours but we expect you to help at least 5 hours a day on the farm and every 5 days, we give you 2 days off to enjoy. Minimum stay 2 weeks.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Own apartment with bathroom and kitchen, shared among several helpers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nearby there are great opportunities for hiking, mountainbiking, kayaking or skiing in winter.
    There are 5 buses per day that bring you to the trainstation of Schopfheim

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day / 5 days a week

Host ref number: 219861292856