Stay with a family in Wendland in the north of Germany and help with renovation projects and gardening

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi everyone,

    we are a family with five kids (born 2007, 2009,2012,2015,2019), a few dogs and two horses.
    Middle of 2013 we came back from our stay in Malaysia (almost 4 years) and we bought an old farm house with a 10.000m2 garden in the village side in the north of Germany.
    Slowly we want to change the place into a beautiful place to live (in what we understand of permaculture).

    During the past years we had lots to do with going on educational trainings, working, getting our fourth and fifth child, big renovations inside the house, establishing a place for the horses and a lot more. Still work never ends at a place like this. We still have to renovate three rooms (all electric stuff destroyed from rats) and a bath room. Our garden is still a place to create. There was no time for it during the past 3 years. But with everything we are not in a stressful time scedule. We are doing all of that for our own little paradise so we create step by step without pressure and stress.
    We enjoy life very much and our kids are a real gift. It is never boring at our place and sometimes I wish I can double myself to do all the things with the kids I wish to do. Three of them are attending a free school. We fancy unschooling but dont see a way of living that right now.

    In general :

    We are looking for people who like the exchange with others.
    You dont need to have any skills.
    We have lots of ideas for help during everyday life. Fencing as much as building a clay oven, breaking down walls, cooking, playing with the horses, being creative with our kids or going for walks or bicycle rides. Any ideas are welcome and we are always open for whatever ideas and wishes you have.

    Staying with us you will have your own room to sleep, sharing the bathroom. You can use our internet and our bicycles. We are cooking vegan, sometimes eating vegetarian outside at friends/family.

    We are staying around 5km away from the next town for buying groceries and the next bigger city is maybe around 7 km away with even more shops. There is a bus station not to far away on the main road and buses going to the cities few times a day.

    This area called "Wendland" is very famous for the creativity of the people who moved and move here due to the anti - nuclear - movement( since more than 30 years).
    It is also famous for its "Rundlingsdoerfer" (villages built like a pizza with many slices) applying for the world heritage. Very interesting place with cultural activities, music nights and much more - not to forget the "Kulturelle Landpartie" in may/june when life is going crazy here (check it out in the net).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    travellers get to know life in Wendland, language exchange, exchange of ideas and knowledge and skills

  • Help

    Help

    preparing food, helping with the kids, helping in the household
    garden work (cutting trees, preparing vegetable beds, ...
    clay work in the house, renovation of rooms with natural materials, enjoying life with whatever comes up,...

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Russian: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    double bed, sharing bathroom, staying in the same house with us, eating vegetarian/vegan organic food

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can do many many many side activities such as swimming in lakes in summer , going to concerts, to workshops of any kind, to many different celebrations in different villages and cities, artistic events,... and supporting locals with their political and ecological engagements.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    around 4 hours per day but flexible in general




Host ref number: 298158553937