My name is Ute (49) and live together with my parents, my two kids, our two dogs and three horses in a very nice place on the island of Rügen. I work as a Nurse and love reading, the nature and the sea.
My parents Heinz and Ingrid already retired from their work as teachers at a school for children with special needs. Heinz is very passioned about horses and can tell you a lot about it if you are interested. Both of them are still fit and work a lot on our property, enjoy going to the theatre and are quite outgoing.
My daughter's name is Clara, she's 22 years old and after graduating from High School she spent 6 months in Ireland doing work and travel over Workaway. After that she worked as a gynaecologist's assistant until she moved to another town to go to university. Now she lives in Lübeck working on her degree in Psychology and comes to visit once a month.
Frieder, my son, is 17 years old and busy with his apprenticeship to become a kindergarten teacher. He is interested in computers and politics and enjoys playing with our dogs. Their names are Fredda and Lumi. We also have two horses, Monif and Dudith, and one shetland pony, Harry. Unfortunately all of them are already quite old and are no longer suitable for riding.
We are all living together on two hectares of land in a very small village close to the Baltic Sea. The next town is Stralsund, which is about 18km away. Since I work there and Frieder visits a school in Stralsund we would be able to give you a lift with our car. Furthermore the is a bus station about 3km from our house with busses to Stralsund and to other towns and villages all over Rügen.
We also have some bicycles available for you if you want to enjoy the surrounding nature and villages. There are beautiful forests, bays, beaches, lakes and field sceneries to be explored. Stralsund is worth seeing, too. It has a very nice historic city, an old habour, pubs, a cinema, shops, museums and much more...
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
In general you can learn a lot about the way of life in rural areas and the handling of horses. You will become more independent and experience life in a three-generation house. If you ask nicely I am sure my mother would luckily teach you how to cook some good old traditional german food.
We need a hand in general maintenance, including work such as fixing and painting fences, cutting the lawn, keeping our house in good repair and so on. Animal care is needed, too, so you mustn't be afraid of neither dogs nor horses. Mucking out, feeding and walking the dogs are some examples of things that need to be done. You might also be ask to help inside the house with cleaning, painting or renovation.
If you speak English well it would be great if you could help us improve our language skills. On the other hand it would be useful if you spoke a little German as well, because it's the only language my parents speak.
You will be staying in the farm house with us. There are two seperate rooms, one one-bed room and one two-bed room. Our house is kind of seperated into two flats, the one of my parents and mine. Your room will be on my part of the house. In that part there is only one bathroom, which you therefore have to share with my kids and me. There is another seperate toilette though. The kitchen will be shared as well, so when we cook you are most welcome to eat with us, otherwise you can take whatever you need from the fridge. There is wifi, a living room with a TV and a Computer which you can use.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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