Help with birthday event at a beautiful castle at the Mosel, Germany



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    Hey workawayers all over the world :)

    For the month February I am looking for help with my birthday party. The party will take place on the weekend of February 15th-17th where we could use help with the following tasks:

    From february 11th-22nd we could use some help with the following tasks:

    - cleaning the guest rooms
    - relocating tables and chairs
    - building up standing tables and decorations

    Pretty much anything needs to be done from cleaning windows to putting chairs aside, from vacuuming the carpets to cleaning the wooden floors, free the furniture from dust as well as cleaning chandeliers. We would also need to clean the kitchen which is a new kitchen so there is nothing digusting going on - mainly dust... quite a lot of it.
    You can work in a team or by yourself while listening to some music.

    Thanks in advance :)

    In general:

    We are a team of different cultures. Mainly German, Dutch and Polish. We are working on the castle for a few years already and are busy to give it a finishing touch. The castle itself is the most beautiful building I have ever seen and it is an honor to be part of this culturally relevant building. Before we started, it was pretty much broken down. Rain came through the roof, the wall paintings were floating away, ivy was overgrowing the stone walls.

    Now it already looks finished from the outside. However, not yet from the inside. The idea is to open it as a hotel in winter 2019. Therefore, we need some help with the finalization. It is always the details that make the big difference. And for these details we would love to work with you in exchange for a stay at the Mosel area.

    This would surely be a great experience for a couple or a group of friends. But also for anyone who would enjoy the landscape and area.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    No matter where we are or what we do - we are always learning. I guess when traveling - at least from my personal experience - you learn the most about yourself.

    Going out of your comfort zone, trying to make your way without knowing a language, integrating in different cultures is a challenge as well as an adventure that will give you an experience that forms your character for live.

    The area of Lieser is a typical German area. Live in a village is not as multicultural as in a city, which has its disadvantage that it can be boring sometimes since everything is more or less quiet, however, the advantage is that you experience the tradtional German culture.

    Food and wine are cultural goods of the region. On the weekends people go out and you can get in contact with locals.

    On the project, we are more multicultural with people from The Netherlands, Belgium, Poland and Germany with different professions. So you can learn from different cultures and talents as well as languages.

    We hope you will enjoy your stay here and remember the time for the rest of your live :)

  • Help


    Hello :)

    We are working on a beautiful castle in Germany at the Mosel and are looking for 2-4 people to help us with upcoming events.

    We can offer: free accomodation and food, a shared bathroom (shared with max. 4 people) and a shared kitchen.

    The castle is heated - so no worries about the temperature.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Polish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Former old winery or former traditional post office, with beautiful view at the Mosel river. 300 meter walking distance to the castle. You will have your own room but might need to share the kitchen, bathroom and living room with other workawayers.
    The rooms are very simple.

    During the day you would prepare your breakfast and dinner yourselfes. You can get whatever you like to meet your normal routine of food, we will return you the expenses. We figured out- after hosting people from different places all over the world - that this is the easiest way for everyone to feel well. This way, you will not mess up your system since Germans usually eat a lot of potatos and meat.

    We do ask every volunteer to have their own insurance when traveling abroad. This includes health insurance as well as insurance for voluntary work.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You are situated in the world´s most famous Riesling wine area. It is a farytale valley with the river floating silently in between the vinyards. The small villages and cities have traditional market places with houses from wood and slate.

    Trier - the oldest city of Germany - 30km away.
    Airport Frankfurt-Hahn is 40km away.

    The river offers the possibility for water sports (boat trip, canoe tour, fishing, water skiing, etc.). A water fun-parc for wakeboarding or waterski can be found in Riol/Trier. Hiking is also very popular since the view is breathtaking from the top of the hills. You can reach most places easily by bike or by bus.

    With this project you can be creative and contribute to restore a beautiful castle. There are approximately 10 more people working in the castle on other fields. So it never gets boring and there is always someone around you to ask for help in case you need something.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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