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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:-)).
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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!
The help will be not too difficult, there are always little chores 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 with painting work (walls and the barn doors) - but we always have things to do for everyones favourite kind of work!
Concrete projects at the moment are:
Sanding and painting two very old barn doors.
Also we are about to renovate our bathroom. Painting walls, a.s.o. needs to be done.
Lumberjack work in the forrest (Some trees need to be chopped off and the wood needs to be cut and taken out...)
Painting some walls outside of the house if the temperature is not too cold.
What else there is to do now in spring:
Gardening, Spring cleaning and household stuff...
Our comfortable house, 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 1,60 mtr bed for singles and couples in the first floor. If needed we can provide an extra matrace in the same room.
Food of course fully provided.
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, but most of the time we cook for dinner. Breakfast and for example sandwiches for lunch you will take care of 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:-))
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...
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week
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