Hi, my Name ist Dirk, I am a biologist and I am working for WWF on conservation of the Amazon. My wife is Pamela, a bolivian-german citicen, working as a physiotherapist in a Hospital. We live near Berlin, around one hour by regional Train to the south next to a beautyfull lake. We just built a house with two guest rooms on our 7500 squaremeters big Terrain. Half of it is a protected area (Landschaftsschutzgebiet). We are between a channel (that leads directly to the lake) and a small stream, and of course the lake called Mellensee on the other side of a street. We are travelling each day to Berlin where we work.
Our house and garden are our project at the Moment, we are trying to get back the original nature which was mainly destroyed during the last 80 years. That means cutting "Alien" trees as cypress and cutting Wood etc., improving the garden part of the ground, building a fire place, building small walks, building a Mooring for our boats (a Kajak, a Canadian, a paddle boat and a Windsurfing board). Additionally we have the smaller Buildings which we want to renovate and get back to use.
We love animals (we have two cats and in our garden deers, foxes, Otters in the stream and many other animals), love going by boat or swimming in the lake, have People around us (we have many international friends visiting us regularly) and we speak very good German, English, Spanish, and a bit portuguese. We also have a vegetable garden where we try to provide our selfes with salads, some fruits and other vegetables.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
My wife and me have a very close connection to south america (I lived 11 years in Bolivia, she is Bolivian), so we speak spanisch really good (additonally to german and english). We both love making Music, guitar playing and mainly singing (we both sing in a band). We have a big Group of international friends (spain, colombia, peru, Chile, Bolivia, brazil etc.). The area we live is very touristic due to the lake where you can do water Sports (we have a Canadian a Kajak, Windsurfing board and a paddle boat) or fishing, or simply swim. The longest Skating Trail is near and Berlin is easily to reach with regional Train (we do it every day).
Cutting Wood, maintaining and improving the vegetable garden , building small walks, helping with the house, cutting pasture, cooking. Very welcome are Persons who have experience working with Wood, Building or gardening, but we also learned everything from beginning.
People who can cook are welcome as well as musicians.
We have a beautifull house in the middle of a green garden surrounded by water (a lake, a stream and a channel). The house has two fully equipped guest rooms. Every guest can use our bycicles or the boats we have.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
totally flexible, enjoy the stay and help where you can and like