Our Family is looking for help during summer & autumn / fall 202 - single, couple or two friends possible.
Corona - no possibility to host at all until further notice. Sorry.
We live on a little farm southeast of Hamburg in the beautiful countryside in Schleswig-Holstein.
Our Family consists of Gisela (60), Olaf (55) and Colleen (26) as well as 2 dogs, 5 horses, 2 indoor cats and 4 rabbits.
We like to travel, my parents' favorite destination is South Spain, Andalusia, I myself favor Ireland. I've done workaway in the USA, Ireland and Portugal, I spent lots of time in England and Romania, too.
Our native language is German, we speak English on a good, fluent level. Some rusty, basic Spanish could be waken up too. Gisela recently retired from public service, Olaf is working as senior official for the City of Hamburg mondays to fridays, I am working in retailing mondays to saturdays.
More information about our animals and the farm can be found with the photos.
We had a couple of workaways at our farm and they all loved it, one in particular from Slovenia is coming back every year for a month. Former workaways came from Australia, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Slovenia, England, Hong Kong.
Decent level of either English or German is required !!!
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Possibility to learn German, explore the area and make lifelong friends.
You can improve your English / German as well as learning plenty of new vocabulary.
You'll learn a lot about horses, cats and dogs including feeding, mucking and everything involving these animals.
We can host up to two Workaways, but no families!
No smoking! Decent level of either English or German is a must.
- horses: mucking the barn & yard, grooming, cuddling (no training / riding!)
- rabbits: feeding, cleaning their hutch / yard, fill in dens in progress
- cats: feeding, petting, grooming, emptying litter boxes
- dogs: taking them outside, grooming, cuddling, keeping them company
- barn: cleaning, sweeping
- household: basic chores, watering plants
This list is not complete, the tasks may vary on a day to day basis. Not every tasks needs to be completed daily. Adjustments or additions are possible.
You'll have plenty of free time to explore the area! Free time may vary every week, as we're working in a shift system with changing free days ourselves. 5 hours / 5 days a week is an estimated amount of time, it depends on your own speed!
Experience with animals preferred, no riding skills required.
This host offers a language exchange
We as a family are looking forward to freshen up our English skills and learn more about Spanish. Portuguese would be cool too. In exchange we offer German or English practice.
Accommodation + Food are free in exchange for your help.
Fully furnished room in the house, very quiet and cozy. Fast WiFi available.
The farmhouse has 2 kitchens, 2 bathrooms + 1 extra WC, a huge living room with a fireplace & TV and a room with some exercise / sport equipment. The dogs and cats are living inside as well. When everyone is home, bathrooms will be shared.
Large patio, nice garden and pastures to roam around, large fields and a lake within 5 min walk.
I am renting one room out to changing people. My boyfriend comes over every now and then. So in total we are 4-5 people in the house on a regular basis plus potential workaways.
We can not provide any pocket money, we are strictly looking for reliable volunteers.
Pickup from the airport or central train / bus station in Hamburg possible.
I'm always up for an adventure, daytrips can be organized, and I'm very happy to drive and show you around.
Müssen is a small village, it has 2 bakery shops, 1 little farmers shop, a train station and a very nice lake.
The next towns are 10 minutes by car or 5 minutes by train (3€ single ticket), Hamburg is the closest city, it can be reached within 45 minutes by car or 25 minutes by train (13€ day return ticket)
Berlin, the capital of Germany, is 3 hours by train or bus (30€ for a return ticket)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have a decent Internet connection, it's fast enough to stream Netflix on 2 or more devices. We also have plenty of sitting areas for working on projects.
Somewhere on our property we can arrange a suitable spot for the vehicle.
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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