Come share our adventure in Germany, helping us in our schloss in North Saxony

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Germany

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  • Description

    Description

    We want to share our adventure in Germany with you. We are an Australian/German Couple, who bought an old schloss in North Saxony. We need help with gardening, restoration, building, videography, social media, cooking and cleaning. We also have an online natural lime paint business.
    There are many jobs here, building , gardening, we have 5 hectares of land including an ancient orchard.
    We have a 20 room house that needs skills like rendering and carpentry, and scraping down the old walls, baroque flooring that requires unskilled work cleaning.
    We love working with others, and have worked with many different people over the years. It's our dream to bring our house here alive with new people and stories , and of course we need lots of help to do the many hundreds of things we want to create here. We are situated in a beautiful rural area with lots of nature and forests.
    1.5 hours from Leipzig and Dresden, 2.5 hours from Berlin and Prague, all easily accessed by train.
    Please come and say hello !

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have a lifetime experience in business, have worked in construction and built our Paint Company ourselves.
    We have many different skills and we are happy to share what we have learnt about restoring houses with integrity.
    We are every open, and love to share our lives with others. We speak German and English.
    We believe this area of Germany is completely undiscovered, we like to have fun as well as work, we have lots of games and bikes, its a natures lovers paradise. There is a great culture here of community, growing vegetables, sharing the simple things in life. You will meet locals, we have an English Club dinner every week, you can practise English or German and learn about life here in the rural former East Germany.

  • Help

    Help

    This year 2019
    We are focusing on
    APRIL Creating a large a Vegetable Garden
    MAY Finishing off rooms, cleaning down walls, cleaning floors.
    Making videos of our products how to do it.
    JUNE Making a new floor for our large Barn, ready for a wedding
    JULY More work on rooms and getting ready for a wedding
    AUGUST More of the above
    Would love 1 person for each month that loves to cook.

    There are many jobs here, building , gardening, we have 5 hectares of land including an ancient orchard.
    We have a 20 room house that needs skills like rendering and carpentry, and scraping down the old walls. We have baroque flooring that requires unskilled work cleaning.
    We also do marketing work for our paint company here, so anyone that is interested in helping with setting up photos, including building sets and painting. We would also love anyone with good social media, graphic or SEO skills.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The rooms are large and light filled , basic but beautiful, you will need to share a bathroom,
    We eat healthy tasty food, and expect to provide all the food while you are with us.
    We would expect to share in the cooking, great if you like to cook or would like to learn.
    We have a large table under a huge plane tree and we usually eat out there in the summer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Lots of forest walks, hundreds of walking tracks, and cute villages, also a renaissance town nearby, we are 5 min away from the Elbe River where it is possible to do bike tours along its banks. Its called the Elberadweg
    There is train to Dresden, Leipzig, Berlin and Prague 20 min from our house.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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