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Experience family life and help with gardening and cooking near Bremen, Germany

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  • Last activity: 23 May 2024



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are a family of four, aged around 40, the kids 5 and 9 years old as of 2024. We live in our own house in a small city with about 20 000 inhabitants on the outskirts of Bremen. We have a large garden of around 500m2 and a chicken coop with 7-10 chicken. We try to live a sustainable lifestyle and get our veggies from an organic community farming project and our own garden. I can and dry a lot for winter time and we mostly eat vegetarian, if not vegan.

    Peter loves fishing, I like to sew, crochet, cook and do anything around the garden and in nature with the kids. We love to exchange ideas on permaculture design, food forests and nonviolent communication (M. Rosenberg). Our kids love to play football, like unicycling, handicrafts and being outside.

    We would love to show you around our garden, community and green area. We believe that everybody has something to offer which comes in handy right there at the time of your stay, be it spending time with the kids, gardening, food preservation, cooking or crafting.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will be part of a "normal" German family. We are part of an organic community farming project and often have volunteers around in the community. I teach at a local High School so that you could also have an insight into the school system of Germany.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We don't depend on someone who helps around the house so that we are very flexible and can exchange ideas individually. We expect you to clean after yourself (shower and bedroom) and maybe cook once a week for the whole family. Other than that we can decide together what might be your strength or where you would like to get some practice at (cooking, gardening, taking care of the chicken, helping at the community farming project).

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    I know a tiny bit of Spanish and am interested in Portuguese. I am an English teacher and have stayed in the US and Oxford, England for a year each.

  • Accommodation


    You will be staying in your own room downstairs with your own bathroom (bathtub and shower included). The kids leave for school at around 7:30am and are back at aorund 1pm. That´s when we have some muesli for lunch. Our main meal will take place for dinner at around 6pm when Peter is back and I had time to cook. The kids go to bed at around 8pm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Bremen and Oldenburg are very close (40/50 min train/busride). The train station is only a 10 minute walk away and trains and buses leave every hour. You reach Hamburg within 1.5 hours by train. Supermarkets, shops, everything you need is within a reach of a 10 min walk. A pool is only 5 minutes away walking, a library, the church and a gym are also nearby and can be reached within 10 minutes time by bike. You can get a bike during your stay at our home.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 255797536188

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