Help with various projects as part of a house renovation project in Saxony-Anhalt in the middle of Germany



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    Hey Worldfriendly people, open minded people and Backpackers,. I bought an agricultural production cooperative in Saxony-Anhalt in the middle of Germany not far away from Berlin (about 50 minutes by train). It was build in 1908. The house itself was the lodge and school for the trainees of this production. At this particular time there were about 50 trainees living at the same time in this building. It was empty for 30 years. So you can imagine how big it is and how much work there is to do.

    A lot of history has happened in this place and i want to make it a great place as it was before. There is a big saloon where nearly all festivities from this region were celebrated and i want to revive it and make a place for the peole of the region where they can celebrate, dance and have fun like it they did before.

    I´m 28 years old, my girlfriend is 30 years old an our son will be two years old in August.
    I´m a big enthusiast of old buildings and traditional working skills.
    I´m a self-taught person in several building skills and woodworking. ( I have many books about it)
    If you want I can teach you something about it, because i have a blackoard :D.
    I´m half french and half German.
    French workawayers would be nice to improve my 2nd motherlanguage and for my son, too.

    soooo, i hope for nice people to come over to our place and having a good time together.

    I´m so excited!!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As Saxony-Anhalt was part of the German Democratic Republik (DDR) ´til the wall was teared down it´s an economically underdeveloped region of Germany. Perhaps we can bring the culture of many different countries into this region. You can learn something aout the history of the DDR and how the people are living there in the present.
    You can learn that it´s not necessary to have a degree in crafts to rebuild an old house like this.

  • Help


    We need help in nearly every craft that you can imagine, so there will be enough possibilities for you to find something that you would like to do.

    Working in the Garden, helping reparing the roof, rehabilitate the houses and so on.

    Everyone is welcome. There is always something to do and when it´s just playing with my son it´s ok, too.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: 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.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    There are a lot of possibilities for accommodation for you. there are about 14 rooms in the big house and if you want to there is also a lot of place for camping in the garden. We cook everyday fresh and have a big table to sit with a lot of people.

    We prefer to eat together but its no problem if you want to eat alone.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you want to have a party weekend you can go to Berlin by train in 50 minutes. The next bigger city is about 13km away from our place. There is a lake 11km from our place. The river Elbe is not far from our place,too. You can visit many historic city centres in cities nearby. The local traffic is not very good but there is one and if you have time its no problem to get anywhere you want. We have Bicycles and a transport bicycle which can be used. And we have a car to pick you up or get from a to b.

  • 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.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • 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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