Gardening on an Island with beautiful surroundings near Koblenz - Germany



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    Hey dear volunteers 👋🏻 I'm Kim, Marions daughter and I'm managing the Workaway-profile for my parents, because they are a little inept with the internet 😅 I visit them almost every day and also bring my dog. I have already gained experience with workawayers from all over the world on my job and I'm familiar with the concept. My parents urgently need help in their large garden, here is their description:
    We are Marion and Hans-Jürgen and have three adult kids, a real Patchwork-Family 🙃 we‘re living on an Island in a big river, you could say that we are living in a village in the middle of a small city. We have a few houses that we rent, but there is so much work going on that we have no time to look after our own property.

    We only have one free bedroom, so we would be happy to have a couple, a single volunteer, or two single volunteers, who then haven‘t a problem sharing a room.

    We offer food and accommodation in beautiful surroundings in exchange for 25 hours help per week. We have a free small flat in our house, where you have your own bath- and bedroom and a kitchen. We only expect you to wash and clean up by yourself. You should also know that you have to cook for yourself most of the time, because we are at work. You would get money for your purchases, of course our kids will be happy to accompany you while shopping! Of course we will also spend a lot of time together!

    Farther we have wi-fi, can lend you a laptop and offer bicycles to get around.

    There are a lot of small villages and cities around, you can reach shops and cafes in less than 3 minutes by bicycle. Koblenz - a beautiful big city - is just on the other side of the river, you can reach it in 15 minutes by bus. Cologne and Frankfurt - bigger cities - are easy to reach in one hour each by train.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can live with a great german family and have many opportunities in the area to discover something new. We would be very happy to have nice conversations, cultural exchanges and share beers or food with you. The english of our children is really good, but we just know the basics, so we would be happy to learn from you and maybe you would like to learn some german from us in exchange.

  • Help


    You don‘t need any previous experience. Mostly we need your help to maintain our large garden. To be more specific, our hedges need to be cut, our yard cleaned and the lawn mowed.
    Furthermore we have some garden sheds made of wood, which must be repainted for protection. If necessary even simple work in agriculture.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You’ll live in your own flat in the basement with a bedroom, your own bathroom and a kitchen. A washing machine is available. We live in the floors above.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The bus stop and train-station can be reached in 7 minutes by walking.

    Our son was in Australia for 10 months and have a lot to talk about. He and my daugther have time to do nice things with you. We love to hike every sunday, you are cordially invited to join us.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 229631794586