Help help with craft work, animals or gardening around our 300 year old farmhouse. Marktredwitz, Germany



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    We, Annette, Nepomuk, Lillith, Naomi and Salome are living in a 300 year old farm.
    Nepomuk and Annette bought the farm as almost a ruine 26 years ago and since then, piece by piece we rebuilt it . Everything is very individual designed because we love building with old materials.
    Nepomuk is a gardener by profession and we have a garden with organic vegetable and fruits. Annette is an artist and art therapist. She works in schools for art projects and makes participation projects official. We both are freelancers.
    To take advantage of the countryside there also belong animals to our farm: chickens, dog, cat, fish, and four donkeys. We are always trying to find a balance between life thats necessary and our own dream of the way of living.
    In summertime we like going to swim at our swimming place, sitting a the fire and enjoy to be outside as much as possibe.
    We also have a pond to swim and a private DIY skate spot. if you like this you are welcome!
    Our village has 30 inhabitants and is located in the near of Wunsiedel. We are really in the middle of nature and if you enjoy walking or cycling, you can have some nice trips in our area. The nearest major town is Marktredwitz, there is also the trainstation. Nuremberg and Regensburg are about 130 km away.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    You can learn craft skills and things around gardening, all kinds of work living on the countryside. Learning something about the character of donkeys, being part of the family community, being part of social life in the area, practice language, take part of artist projects and much more!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    In summertime we need help with splitting and finish wood for the wintertime.
    We convert part of our attic to a seminar room. We need help in redirecting things,leaning and crafting work. If you enjoy crafting and are talented with , you are in the right place. We prefer couples or friends.
    There is always help in gardening, with the animals, with feeding, with the stable bread, in the household as with the cleaning or cooking. When vegetables and fruits are ripe, it must be earned and cooked for jam or something else.
    Throughout the year, we also realize various projects, such as building with different materials or the artistic design of something else.
    In September there will be an art exhibition and a conference with creative people of germany. There are some things to prepare, like prepare and design rooms.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    There is a little nice cabin with a sleeping room. Also sleeping space on the loft. You have your own bathroom and join kitchen with us. Also you have the possibility to cook by yourself in a separate kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are in the middle of a small highland where you can go hiking or cycling. You can go by feet, cycle or train. We can bring you by car to a place you want to go and pick you up. It´s possible to go by train for trips to Marktredwitz, Hof, Nürnberg, Regensburg, for a day trip or stay overnight. You can have a walk with the donkeys, go swimming at our pond to swim. We also take you with us, if we go to social events, visit friends or doing anything else!

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    25hours a week max

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