Help at our baroque manor house in Brandenburg with renovation and maintenance. Germany



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    Our guest house is a baroque manor house located in the beautiful historic village of Buberow, which lies in the lake district of Oberhavel and is often called “the green lungs of Berlin”. The village of Buberow is one of the few places in Brandenburg with the award “historical village”. It was founded early in 1325 and has still managed to maintain its historical charm and special aura. We are situated amongst the beautiful Brandenburg farmhouses and their unique oval arrangement around the green village and the church with an impressive storks’ nest on top of it.

    The guest house consists of several buildings some of which are already available for guests, including the holiday house. However there is still lots of work to do in the barns, garden and around the house in order to reveal the original face and beauty of the historical set of buildings.

    Currently we need help with restoring the barn and to turn it into a space available for seminars and different cultural activities, as well as with maintaining the garden and the house enjoyable for the guests. We would need help also in preparing the summer camping place for "workawayers" and "wwoofers". The 360 years old cellar with arches and windows as well as the garden walls also need creative solutions for future development and caring hands to make it happen.

    We are situated at the edge of Stechlin Nature reserve and yet only 50km from Berlin (40min by regional train every hour) and 5km from Gransee station. So apart from the work there is plenty to do or see: you can easily go cycling, walking, canoe/kayaking/swimming in the lakes nearby and visit the local villages around. Or you can choose to spend your free time in the yard and enjoy the silence of the village.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We are looking for open minded, positive, creative and energetic people willing to help restoring the historical barn, to create the camping space, to help around the garden and around the house.

    We would also need helping hands for fixing the old cupboards and putting in shelves.

    We are open for ideas and creative solutions to make the place more attractive and lively!

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You can sleep in one of the rooms of the guest house. They are fully equipped and nicely arranged. In summer you can sleep in the little garden house or in the tent outside.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can take the bikes for a ride to the train station in Gransee or around the area. Beautiful nature reserves, lakes and forests are only 4 km away. We can show you around the area and recommend the best places to see and things to do. The guest house has beautiful yard with flowers and fruit trees where you can relax in your free time. It is like a tiny isle of peace and nature very close to Berlin.

  • 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

    We are flexible regarding the working hours as it depends on the amount of the current work but normally we would expect 5 hours of work a day.

Host ref number: 369324652133