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We are an open minded and relaxed family living in a house with other students. We enjoy our garden with our lovely Labrador mix dog, two rabbits and three sheep...
We are in the center of a historical University town close to historical buildings, like the castle on the top of the hill or the church of Saint Elisabeth.
The river, the forest, but also the the medieval center of the city with the shops are in walking distance. We are next to the oldest protestant University in Germany with 25 thousand students. The atmosphere in the city is very young and lively. There is a lot of culture, but also the opportunity to bike or to walk. It is easy to participate in classes or cultural events or to meet young people. Inhabitants of the city are allowed to be guest students and thats's why some of our workawayers became students.
We are one train hour from Frankfurt.
We have had people living with us for over ten years... aupairs, workawayers, visitors and students living in the house from the US, England, Scotland, Wales, the Netherlands, France, Denmark, Poland, Germany, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, India, China, South Africa and Canada. We are used to share our space and we love to welcome people who are also open minded, curious, creative and have positive energy.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️you have a passion for music or art
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️and you love helping with household things (cooking, cleaning, organising)
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️or with helping in the garden (watering, raking, weeding, planting, cleaning)
* or with housekeeping
* or you like to care for animals (rabbits, sheep, dog)
* or you like to teach your language (English, French, Chinese...) or other interesting things....
Just let us know which of these activities you like - thank you!
Types of help and learning opportunitiesLanguage practiceGardeningDIY and building projectsAnimal CareHelp around the houseGeneral MaintenanceHelp with Computers/ Internet
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
From October until February and from April until August the University offers plenty of classes and programs -also in English- where you can choose from. You can experience a traditional and vital German university town with lots of young people from all over the world.
Our place is good to learn about classical music, art and European history, because we also are interested in this and work with it and because we live in a very historical place. We love to share knowledge. Cultural exchange could be about languages, food, music, art and much more.
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Our workawayers usually help us in the house and in the garden and with housekeeping. You would sometimes care for the rabbits and sheep and walk the dog or do some shopping.
You will live in your own room and have the possibility to cook and to use the internet. There is a piano and enough bikes. You can also eat with us or in the students' place and share our garden.
There is also the possibility to share a flat with other students next door. You will have your own furnished room there and share the kitchen and the garden... This little students' community is very kind and sometimes workawayers spend free time with them...
What else ...
This is close to our house:
forest, river, castle, library, shops, historical city center, university campus, theatre, language school, car boot sales, pubs, market place, churches, coffee shops, outdoor movies (in summer), Christmas market (in December), station, sports place, swimming pool, cultural events, museums, cycle paths and many many students.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
strong internet connection, we are used to work with the internet
Space for parking camper vans
parking place at the house big enough for a van
How many Workawayers can stay?
5 (max 25 hours/week)
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So I just trusted life and Nina.
Nina welcomed me and made me feel very confortable from the start.
I was staying at a student's house with the sheeps of Nina who are adorable :-)
During my stay I was able to enjoy, amongst many other things, the beauty of the city, cultural authenticity but most
So thanks a lot to
The family is very welcoming and nice and the conversation are always interesting.
The work is easy and you have planty of time to do as you like and see the city.
I recommend this place to anyone who likes beautiful architecture, gorgeous forest, animals (the sheeps are
The work schedule is very flexible, and the food is always abundant and delicious.
There are many students live in the neighborhood so it's easy to make friends.
Nature is close by, birds sing all the time.
Initially I was due to stay 4 weeks but ended up extending to almost 3 months, such was the welcoming environment of the family. Nina is an terrific host, that always makes the effort to accommodate even when Nina is busy or away at classes she
Thanks for all the help!
Thank you again Nina, Mario, Flora and Nelly to have been so friendly. I really felt good being part of the family for this short time !
Each of you is really nice and passionated, it was a pleasure to help you, share everyday life as much as strong moments with you guys.
Walking thhrough the beautiful city, learning about its culture and very interesting history from Nina and Mario (who seems to know so much...).
Painting and furnishing the garden playhouse with the