welcome to our little place nestled in the rolling hills of east germany. we live quietly in between fields, forest, a river and a castle and spend our days just living - gardening, chatting, cooking with veggies from the gardens (we love food!) and exploring the area in company of our dog. there is also a guitar being played every now and then, lots of books being read, and a pool waiting to cool you down.
who is we?
my dad Gerd, and Christoph, my brother, are both working fulltime during the week. my younger sister Maria just finished school this year and is preparing now for the beginning of her travels to Canada, where another brother of us lives at the moment. myself, I just returned spontaneously from longterm travels and have done lots of workaway and made so many different experiences. so this is my way of beginning to give back ☺️
we are looking for some help around the gardens and with general maintenance, international visitors to brush up the English with, and just happy people who are wanting to spend a nice, relaxed time in the countryside and explore the nature around us.
since lots of things have changed (kids growing up etc. 😉) there is also lots and lots of room to be creative - we live in a big house with a big garden, and we are open to suggestions on how to make good use of all that we have!
personally, I am practicing yoga and meditation daily and would love to invite you to daily classes if you are interested.
one of our neighbors is an artist originally from Italy, so there is also a little atelier and gallery to visit.
we can't wait to hear from you!
*️️️️️️veggie/vegan friendly, everyone welcome*️️️️️️
Help in the house
come and join us living in a small village, we can cook together, go on walks and explore the nearby castle and countryside. - a slow, and simple life.
I bet in no time we also will meet with grandma and grandpa for coffee and cake. and we also have accordions if you wanna give it a try!
you can learn about gardening the natural way - no chemicals or fancy products, just the garden, the plants and you. simple. we have some flowers, herbs, veggies, fruit trees, berries, nuts.
I offer daily yoga and meditation if you wish to join me. I took a training in India last year and kept learning during my travels.
we are flexible, let us know which kind of tasks you prefer, and we will adjust. in good weather we will always try to stay outside ☺️
GARDENS summertime, harvest time! lots of veggies and berries waiting to be picked and processed, clearing beds and putting out new seed, occasionally watering
general maintenance - cutting bushes and trees back, trimming hedges, weeding beds
chicken - checking food and water, cleaning the coop, talking with them (just joking, but anyway they love to listen to stories)
YOUR TURN - BE CREATIVE you have an idea? there is always work to be done, but there will always be room to bring in personal ideas
HOUSE general stuff like helping to move things, maybe some cleaning
LANGUAGE if you are good in teaching, my dad really wants to improve his English skills,
spanish and hebrew are also very welcome!
we have a few rooms available, if you prefer you can have your own room, proper bed, in our family house. bathroom is shared. washing maschine etc available.
there is also space to camp if you like. tent and stuff we could give you.
in terms of food: we can work it out as we go, but usually we will have at least dinner together, we can cook according to preferences (the family is mainly vegetarian) and the kitchen will always be yours to use anytime. lots of veggies from the garden to be used. lots of times it's everyone doing their thing.
freetime activities.. walks and hikes in the area, paddling and kayaking, visiting the castle, museum, climbing park in the trees, bowling ...let's make some popcorn, we got a big screen to watch movies on! feel free to take a bike for a ride.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week