Help with family life in a medieval city near Frankfurt, Germany




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    Dear travellers!
    We are a very open minded and relaxed family of four living in a house with three other students.
    We enjoy our big garden with our lovely Labrador mix dog, two rabbits and three sheep and chickens...

    We are in the center of a historical University town surrounded by five hundred years old buildings, like the castle on the top of the hill and other historical buildings.

    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 and Scotland, the Netherlands, France, Denmark, Poland, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, India 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 you love helping with household things
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️or you are interested in art and you would like to share this by doing art
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️or you enjoy gardening and would love helping us with the garden
    " or you are easy with computers and would like to share your skills
    ... then we might be a good fit...
    just let us know which of these activities you like - thank you!

    In our place you could...
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️share knowledge and humour and positive energy
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️enjoy spending time with children, their games or sports like biking or swimming, painting, doing crafts, making music, reading, playing football (at the moment there is only one child left in the house, the other one is in boarding school for most of the time)
    * care for animals

    When you read this and you feel that being with our family and in our place could be interesting and inspiring for you and for us... then:
    Please contact us, we are looking forward to hearing from you!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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 family and place are 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 and show you around.

    In our family you could learn about children growing up without TV or computer games. You will find people who are deeply interested in who you are and who most of the time love to talk. Cultural exchange could be about languages, food, music, art and much more.

    At the moment we are all learning about having sheep and chickens.

  • Help


    Our workawayers usually help us in the house and in the garden (like cooking, laundry, sweeping or cleaning, gardening) Our family is multilingual, so you would usually speak your own language with us. You would sometimes care for the rabbits, chickens and sheep and go to the woods with the dog or do some shopping.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will live in your own room in our house and have the possibility to cook and to use the internet. We have a piano and enough bikes. You can also eat with us and share our space and garden.

    There is also the possibility to share a house with eight other students next door. You will have your own furnished room there and share the kitchen and the garden... you can still eat with us and share our space, but sleep in the house next door (this little students' community is very kind and sometimes workawayers spend free time with them...)

  • What else ...

    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, Christmas market (in December), station, sports place, swimming pool, cultural events, museums, cycle paths and many many students.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 (max 25 hours/week)

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