We are Sascha (49) and Lia (5) living in the unique Wendland. The Wendland is a beautiful, creative rural area in Lower Saxony and famous for the Anti Nuclear Power Movement. Our village is tiny with 5 houses. Hamburg, Berlin and Hannover can be reached by train within 2 hours. We have a huge house with a big garden and my son (27) and my daughters (21) visit us in the weekend or in the holidays. I need help for projects in the garden and I would like to remove the first floor.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
You will be a part of our family and our life and you will get to know a typical german life. You can improve your german. I have a gym and teach kickboxing. You could like to join. I also have a restaurant.
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I need different help depending on what is currently to do and what are your skills. For me is important that you are child-friendly and you would like to play and spend time with Lia. Child-sitting would be one part. I need help in the garden and in the house there is always something to do. I would like to tidy up my barn and house. Work outside would be like typical gardening, creating new beds, splitting wood and other crafts. Help in the household like cooking or cleaning could be also a part. Maybe there is a new project at the time and we will look what are your skills and what would you like to work. Experience as a gardener or carpenter would be nice, but it is not necessary. Openness and desire to do something are the only important requirements.
We live closely together, but there is enough space for privacy. You would have your own room and a shared bathroom.
I really enjoy cooking and a culinary exchange would be nice. I could cook typical german food and you show me typical food of your country. Everyone cooks and also together.
Half a week Lia lifes with me and the other with her mother.
In our area it is really difficult with the public transportation. We have bikes and nice forrest, nature and public swimming pool arround.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week