Help with household and gardening in a small town near the North Sea in Ostfriesland, Germany

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  • Last activity: 10 Feb 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 1 month



  • Description


    We are a residential community, my sister, my business partner, the mother of my partner and I. My partner has a shop with furniture and boats. We live in a small town near the North Sea in Ostfriesland. You must be comfortable around older people, since our team isn't the youngest anymore.

    We've got an old farmhouse which is combined with the furniture and boat shop. Our garden is quite large with a small pond, a couple of trees and other plants.

    In the morning at 9 o'clock we have breakfast. In the late afternoon or in the evening we have together dinner. You can join us for the meals just like everyone else from the family
    In the meantime if you are hungry you are welcome to have a small snack.

    In the afternoon we can do something together, learn German, go shopping, visit something or you can do your own things as you like. In the evening we like to sit on our terrace, drink beer and grill.
    Our shop is open from Tuesday til Saturday. At the weekend, you are welcome to join us too. We go often fishing with our boat, it will be a good opportunity to learn German. If we have a business trip you can come with us. We often go to the Netherlands.

    If you are interested, feel free to contact us and ask questions. We would be delighted if you could help us out for some time.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Ostfriesland is a special region with its own culture. You would obviously spend time helping us, but in your free time, there are different ways in which you can benefit from staying with us. For example, you could learn or improve your german. As well as this, this region is a very popular Tourist Destination and there are loads of nice things you can do.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    In the morning before breakfast you have to take our dog, Merlin, for a walk (15 minutes).
    We are looking for someone who likes to help in the garden and in the household.
    Normally, you have to work 5 hours 5days per week from Tuesday until Saturday. Sometimes it is necessary to work a whole day, then you have a third day free in the week. The working time is from 10 am until 16 pm with one hour break. We are a business household and so, sometimes we have to be flexible and require you to be so too.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    Ich versuche meine Englischkenntnisse zu verbessern. Ferner beschäftige ich mich mit dem Erlernen von Spanisch und Französisch.

  • Accommodation


    We can offer a flat with a single bedroom or a room for two people with a shared bathroom and a tiny kitchen (just for making a cup of tea, etc. -you will be joining us for every meal)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Ostfriesland is a popular holiday destination in north - west Germany. We live in Aurich, near the Northsea (20 Km). There is a swimming sea with sport facilities (3 Km), furthermore a new, modern swimming bath, a climbing forest, a cinema and a hall for events (music etc.).
    In your free time you can take the bus, walk or take the bike.
    The nature is beautiful in Ostfriesland. You can practically find everything here

  • 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

    Wir haben einen großen Parkplatz.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week

Host ref number: 272361674628

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