WE, Sandra (35) and Ralph (46) and our twins (3 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 (fluently... mostly ;)) and only a little bit of french.
We prefer to have somebody for a longer period of time, minimum stay 4 weeks!
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
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!
We have 4 norwegian fjordhorses, 2 llamas, some goats, 2 dogs, a cat, and a couple of chickens and ducks. We'll start 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 includes 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, so you maybe can take care of them sometimes for a little while (they are very easy going and happy) . 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 ;-).
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.
German, English, (poor) French
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!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week