Get a break in the countryside near Ulm in the wonderful South of Germany

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a friendly couple (with 3 grown up daughters), Jasmin and Thomas, living at wonderful countryside South of Germany half between Stuttgart and Munich, a little quite village 15 km away from next city called Ulm. Thomas is a Maths and Sports teacher, Jasmin is working as a midwife. In our freetime we like working around the house, Nordic walking, travelling (we also have a house in Sweden), or just hanging out and visiting/meeting friends/familiy.
    Thomas also likes to play the guitar.

    Our home is clean, safe, more or less quiet and we think a happy place to be.
    We speak English, bit French and Swedish.
    We are close the borders of France (2,5hrs), Switzerland (3hrs), Austria (2hrs), Italy (5hrs)....

    We also travelled as workawayers around the globe, so we know what is most important to feel comfortable and to enjoy a travel as a workawayer.
    We only expect you to help us max. 3 hours a day (5 days/week, 2 days off), of course flexible and managable - depending on your skills and travel plans. For example if you want to make day-trips, you can work a little longer and then take a day off the other day. You are travelling, so we think it is important to enjoy it without stress and not too much work!
    We would be happy to have people for short stays (2 days up to one week), but if we get along well of course it is no problem to extend your stay if you like and if it fits with our plans. Sometimes, for example we don't have spare rooms because of our daughters showing up and staying for a few days.
    We also prefer independent people who know how to entertain themselves, because we always have our own stuff to do (but of course we will give you all the tips and ideas about our area if you need help:-)).

    If you like to cook, great ! If not, we are happy to share one daily prepared meal with you. We never have fix times for this, so sometimes we will eat together lunch oder dinner, sometimes you will take care of it by yourself.
    All ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. You can use whatever we have in our cupboards and fridge.
    We are no vegetarians, but hardly cook meat. We prefer organic, healthy and homemade food (but don't mind ordering a Pizza now and then:-))

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Gardening
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn about the culture and people of South Germany and delicious swabian dishes.
    The unique Swabian Alb biosphere reserve is a beautiful area with forrests, lakes to swim in, nice little and bigger towns to stroll around with typical German beergardens and nightlife if you like. Munich is 2,5 hrs, Stuttgart 1,5 hrs away by train. There are always special and affortable offers and deals for the trains and busses.
    Beautiful Lake Constance is only about 1hr away by train. You can also easily get to Berlin (6hrs), Hamburg, a.s.o....
    Because of the job in the black forrest (Freiburg, near French border) we often drive there now and then. So if there is another host or travel plans, you even might get a free ride!
    And: if you also want to improve your German language skills, here you go!

  • Help

    Help

    The work will be not too difficult, there are always little jobs to do around and in the house. No special skills needed!
    For example gardening (always weed needs to be pulled, grass and tree cutting...), cleaning jobs (windows, bathrooms whatever), painting, building, and many more little jobs here and there.
    At the moment we would appreciate help to paint some walls in the hallway and outside of the house.
    What else there is to do now in autumn:
    Window cleaning, cutting hedges, sanding doors and re-paint them, cleaning outside furniture and put them away.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Swedish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our comfortable home, surrounded by garden and lots of nature, has got 3 bedrooms, living room and kitchen, as well as two bathrooms (which you have to share with us).
    You will have your own bedroom with 1,40 mtr bed for singles and couples in the first floor. If needed we can provide an extra matrace in the same room.
    Food fully provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As we are only a small village, there are no shops around. But the next smaller city is only 3 km away, no hill - so you can use our bikes to get there easily. From there there is public transport to Ulm/Munich/Stuttgart....And also we are always driving around, too. So if possible, you can catch a ride with us. From Ulm you can get everywhere by train/bus (Munich/Stuttgart/Austria/Switzerland/France...). We will always be happy to help you with your travel plans if needed.
    Ulm is cool for typical South German way of life with the blue danube, beergardens, highest church tower, day trips to Munich or just walking trips to nature...

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

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