Help gardening in Reichenau, Germany

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  • Last activity: 13 Oct 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    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

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    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)

  • Accommodation


    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, we cook together or take turns cooking for the familie. One night can be spent in the treehouse.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

    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.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Perfect condition to park a caravan of any size, wide view into each direction. But electriciy and internet access is in the living house.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Yes, but no dogs.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 285494254764

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