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

  • Germany
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  • Last activity: 03/01/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family in chancing times. Our three daughters start their own way to go and we, Annette and Nepomuk preparing a new chapter in their lives: when the time comes, we want to open a life partnership.
    Our 350-year-old farmhouse is still the focal point: we bought it many years ago as a ruin and brought it back to life and lovingly transformed it into a meeting place. Everything is very individual designed because we love building with old materials.
    One of our priorities is to live sustainably: growing fruit and vegetables in our garden, processing them and collecting and processing herbs . Nepomuk is a gardener by profession and workaday people can learn a lot from him about gardening and growing all year round. Annette is an artist and art therapist. She has a practice for art therapy in the house and works in schools for art projects. Also she 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. The donkeys are part of our concept: they are used for therapy purposes and can be booked for walks. 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.
    Our village is really small: it has 30 inhabitants and is located in the near of Wunsiedel. We are in the middle of a ow mountain range and if you enjoy walking or cycling, you can have some nice trips in our area. The next small citys are Wunsiedel and Marktredwitz, there is also the trainstation. Nürnberg and Regensburg are about 130 km away.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

    Help

    In may/june we are renovating our event and party room, there is a lot to do.
    The permanent tasks are around gardening, splitting wood for the wintertime, vegetable and fruit growing, harvesting and preserving this, care for animals, cleaning the house and others. We are renovating parts of our house and need help with this. We are mainly looking for people with talent for manual work, who enjoy physical work and don't mind dirt. Throughout the year, we realize various projects, such as building with different materials or the artistic design of something else.

  • 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

    Accommodation

    There is a little nice hut 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, Bamberg for a day trip or stay overnight. You can have a walk with the donkeys, go swimming at our pond. We also take you with us, if we go to social events, visit friends or doing anything else. You are welcome to be part of our life!

  • 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

    we have parking right at our house and even at our pond

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This depends on: if there is space in the hut it's possible. We have a male cat, he's afraid of foreign dogs, but in the hut, it´s ok.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    25hours a week max

Host ref number: 246846931511

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