Looking for an animal lover to help out on our small holding near Koblenz in central Germany.

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Germany

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  • Description

    Description

    WE, Sandra (37) and Ralph (48) and our twins (5 years old), are a german family, living in an old farmhouse near Koblenz in central Germany. We renovated the house in 2013/2014, but there is still a lot of work concerning the courtyard and the barn and – of course- our animals.
    We are open-minded and enthusiastic and full of ideas.

    We really like to have happy people around, experience other cultures and maybe improve our English. In 2015, our twins Jakob and Enya were born, so they will liven the place up even more in the next years.
    If YOU are a responsible and reliable person who likes animals, children and don't mind working outside or getting yourself dirty, this might be the right place for you :)
    Koblenz is about 25 km away, you can easily reach Cologne, Bonn or Düsseldorf by train in about 1h30.

    The region where we live is distinguished by beautiful vineyards, the river Moselle, small villages and agriculture. It's a perfect place for riding, cycling, hiking, swimming in the river and spending some time with kind people.
    We speak german, english (fluent... mostly ;)) and only a little bit of french.
    We prefer to have somebody for a longer period of time, minimum stay 4 weeks!

  • 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
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Teaching

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    What can you learn in our place?
    German language, Animal Care, Childcare basics, basic cooking skills, baking bread or pizza in a wood stove, basics in coachdriving or horseriding, Farmwork, Building, German Family Life, First Aid Training, ... and lots more!

  • Help

    Help

    We have 3 norwegian fjordhorses and a classic pony, 4 llamas, some goats, 2 dogs, a cat, and a couple of chickens and ducks. We started having bees and producing honey in 2019. We hope you are an animal lover and maybe have some experience with animals or you are – that's essential to do this job- at least not scared of them.
    The chores include feeding the animals, cleaning their stables, brushing them (no, the chicken and ducks don't need to be brushed ;-)),building fences, taking the dogs for their daily walks in the morning and evening ... If you are interested in horseback riding or coachdriving, there will be the opportunity to have a try, too.

    Sometimes, we might need help to renovate some of the buildings, build or fix fences, harvest the hay in summer, … all that kind of work that needs to be done on a small farm.
    It would be nice if you are not scared of children. Enya and Jakob are easy going and usually like to have a chat or play football with our guests . You love cooking? Then we can alternate in preparing the food for our family!
    We don't expect you to clean our house, but we'd be happy if you knew how to use a broom or vacuum cleaner and keep your room clean ;-).

    You see, there are lots of possibilities to help us, but it won't take more than 4-5h a day. If you are interested in staying with us on our farm, please contact us and we'll see which kind of volunteer work you favor.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

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

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Own small flat with Internet and own bathroom and a small kitchen. Of course you can use the other rooms and facilities in the house! Food will of course be provided. If you are a smoker, please smoke exclusively outside!

  • 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

    we have a fast internet connection

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a lot space to place your caravan/motorhome

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Our Workaway flat
That's us!
Our house.
Some of our ducks
Rufus and Sandra taking a walk with the llamas in winter.
Farina, one of our llamas

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