Come experience the German Christmas markets and help out some artisans in Cologne/Köln Germany




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    we live in a house on the edge of Cologne. Our 21 year old son, Philipp, is now living in Berlin, therefore his room (25sqm) with an own bath and a separate entrance is free. The Connection to the City is very good. It takes you about 30 min. by bus or train.

    With our food we put very big value of quality. So the most is organic and whole food.
    We eat mostly vegetarian only about two times a week we cook meat or fish.

    It is not the first time that we will be hosts. Our son has already been for one year in the USA and during this time we had several guests. They came from Germany, the States and Japan. Also last year we had a girl from Costa Rica living for 4 months in the small room in the attic of our house.
    And in the last two years Mathilde from France has lived together with us for nearly seven months. Carla from Chile has lived for nearly two months in our home.

    We speak quite good english and also some spanish.

    Two kilometers away lives our daughter with her husband and her two little children. They also work as artisans.
    We have a lot of friends in the neighbourhood but unfortunately in november and dezember we have little time to share time with them.

    We are really excited to get to know you and hope you will enjoy the stay at our home.

    Please look at our calendar if we need somebody for the time you would like to come.

    Because we are running a business we will pay you the normal wage deducting a proportion for your food and the accomodation.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The people of Cologne are known to be sociable therefore it is easy to get in contact with them. It is a Vibrant City.
    We have a very interesting Job and you could learn how to create a pendant out of an old silber fork, to prepare the hut for a Christmas market and to build it up.

  • Help


    We are artcraftsman and make jewellery from old silver cutlery. We are selling our goods on craft-markets as well on Christmas markets.
    We are looking for someone who could help us in the production of our goods. Also there is some work in our warehouse and we need some help for the construction of our Christmas Market huts (only in november and december).
    For the spring of 2020 (the months of March to June, July) we are looking for a person who can help us a bit in the workshop, but especially when working on our house.
    • Some painting work would have to be done on our wooden house
    • In the garden, a small tree must be felled
    • We want to dismantle a small shed and rebuild it at another location
    • At the vacated place we want to build a new workshop in the garden

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German, English and Spanish

  • Accommodation


    Own room in the basement of our wooden, monumental house on the edge of Cologne.
    Own entrance, own bath and pantry kitchen. if you want; we took it apart, because our son doesn´t need it.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you like nature, there is a bicyle for you and you can drive through the nearby forest with a wildoark .

    If you like townlife you can go to Cologne. It is a city with more than one Million inhabitants. situated at the river Rhein. It´s a green City with a lot of parks and with very socciable people. There are a lot of museums, shops, bars, pubs and restaurants. Concerts every evening. In february is the famous carnival and in december there are a lot of Christmas-markets where you can meet nice people and enjoy the "Glühwein". This is a hot, sweet redwine the people like in the cold winter time. On one of the Christmas-markets we have a huge hut where we offer our goods.
    Maybe you can help to sell there, if you want. But therfore you need to speak a least a little bit german and this is only in december.

    The Connection to the City is very good. It takes you about 30 min. by bus or train. By bicycle it is about 9 km to Cologne City.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Doris and Wolf at a market

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