We are Natalie (51) and Riccardo (48) from the beautiful Wendland. This region is a rural area in Lower Saxony. The Wendland is famous for the Anti Nuclear Power Movement and for an alternative life style.You have the possibility to go to Hamburg, Berlin, Hannover and Bremen within 2 hours by train. Natalie is a teacher in a primary school and also works as a yoga teacher. Riccardo works as a carpenter. We live together with our cat Pepe and our big dog Hanni. Our two children moved out and we miss it to have a full house. We are a multi cultural famliy. Riccardo is from Italy and Natalie is half Indian. We love it to meet people and learn about new cultures and food.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
You can improve your German, English and Italian. If you want you can practise Yoga with Natalie.
We love Argentinian Tango and Salsa. We have big room for dancing and Yoga and if you want we could go out for dance events. We like to cook Indian, Italian and German food. Let´s cook together if you want! You will be a part of the family, share the day with us, eat and laugh together, but there is also space for privacy.
We need help for our courtyard, house and garden. We would like to tidy up our barn.
It´s great if you have a gift for gardening, but it´s not necessary. We are happy if you do some weeding, take care of our flower beds, lay out little vegetable patches, do some earthwork like constructing a little terrace with Riccardo, transplanting the compost heap etc.
A little help in doing some housework like cooking, cleaning or washing would be nice.
You are free for two days per week to make a trip to Hamburg, Berlin or to visit other different places.
You will have a private bedroom and a shared bathroom. You can use the kitchen, the Yoga room, living room, garden and our Wifi. Public transport is rarely available in our area, because it is really countryside. Our village with 60 inhabitans is quite peaceful. By bicycle you can reach the next town within 20 minutes. We live in walking distance to a beautiful forest.
We buy organic food and we are vegeterians, but we respect it if you like to eat meat. It is important for us that the meat is organic.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week