We are a family living in a historical farmhouse in the beautiful surroundings of the Erz mountain area. We moved here in order to live a more sustainable lifestyle, producing our own food. As Tobi is a gardener all the vegetables, herbs, berries and fruit trees grow very well. It serves mainly for self-sufficiency of family and friends/helpers, we sell to surplus via farm store / vegetable boxes on a small scale and trying to only use recycled materials. We grow vegetables and focus on construction projects in the historic farmhouse and on the farm. Current project is the creation of a swimming pond - will soon be completed! After that, the natural stone terrace is waiting for completion, plus a pizza oven made of natural stones.
Tobi is a gardener, Eva art teacher/animated filmprojects and kids (6 and 8).
LOCATION: beautifully situated on a ridge in the eastern Ore Mountains, 40km southeast of Dresden, near the Czech border. It's a calm and rural area, with a whide view into every direction and sometimes spectacular clouds and sunsets.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
This is about sustainable living and organic agriculture. Learn what it means to grow one’s own food sustainably and preserve food for the winter. Cooking in season: Let's exchange recipies and ideas of what to cook with the food of each season. Learning by doing: construction with wood or stone, restore an historical building and much more.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Help needed with vegetables, harvesting, preserving food, making wood and construcion of a 35m swimming lake and biotope!
Do you have special skills?
Electricity - installation of electrical cables, power outleds, lamps in coordination with a local electrician (!!!)
Wood - different tasks in the house or farm, for ex. kitchen interior, construction of a barn door, a round bench and more
This host offers a language exchange
Eva is very interested in learning and improving french and spanish, Tobi and the kids hardly speak any English (so this is perfect to learn German)
We have two caravans down by the little river, surrounded by green hills and a million stars at night. There's electricity in both caravans (one is with TV and DVD player). There's a compost toilet in the garden, bathrooms are shared with the familiy in the living house. We share meals in the house, sometimes cook together or take turns cooking for the familiy. One night can be spent in the treehouse.
The farm is located in beautiful Erzgebirge mountains with a whide view into every direction and spectacular clouds and sunsets. It's a calm and rural area, 1h drive from Dresden and 11km close to the border of the check republic. Perfect destination for a sunset walk, to take the bike, go hiking through a natural resort, visit the ruins of a medeval castle.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
The internet connection is usually OK. There are days when everyone is out working. In this time you could use the living room as a workspace.
Perfect condition to park a caravan of any size, wide view into each direction. But electriciy and internet access is in the living house.
Yes, but no dogs.
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week