Family is looking for help during winter time 2019 / 2020.
We live on a little farm southeast of Hamburg in the beautiful countryside in Schleswig-Holstein.
Our Family consists of Gisela (59), Olaf (54) and Colleen (25) as well as 2 dogs, 4 horses, 3 cats and 4 rabbits.
We like to travel, my parents favorite destination is South Spain, Andalusia, I myself favor Ireland.
Our native language is German, we speak English on a good, fluent level. Some rusty, basic Spanish could be waken up too.
We are working full time in Hamburg and can definitely use an extra pair of hands to help with daily chores on the farm and also in the house.
We had a few workawayers at our farm and they all loved it, one in particular is coming back every year for a month.
Decent level of either English or German is required !!!
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
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.
!!! Decent level of either English or German is a must !!!
- horses: mucking the yard, grooming
- rabbits: feeding, cleaning their hutch / yard
- cats: feeding, petting, grooming, emptying litter boxes
- dogs: taking them outside, grooming, cuddling
- barn: cleaning, sweeping
- household: vacuuming, 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.
Experience with animals preferred, no riding skills required.
Accommodation + Food are free in exchange for your help.
Fully furbished 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 and a room with some exercise / sport equipment. The dogs and cats are living inside as well. Bathrooms are shared.
Big garden and lots of pastures roam around, large fields and 2 lakes within 5 min walk.
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 (2€ single ticket), Hamburg is the closest city, it can be reached within 45 minutes by car or 25 minutes by train (12€ day 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
5 hours a day, 5 days a week