Help early-retired happy slightly disabled world-traveller around home and explore Munich and Bavaria, Germany

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  • Last activity: 22/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Workawayers welcome from April 2023 onwards ... unless cancellations... see my calendar.

    Older workawayers and women are specially welcome, yet I have good experiences with all characters.

    I am a nerdy, intellectual, conservative and humble person. In 2018 I had my right leg amputated due to diabetes and have neuropathy in my hands, well treated with CBD. My soul and spirit is still great!

    Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, moved to Germany in 1992. I was once a construction manager and once also a talented IT technician/advisor, but those professions both lead to "burn-out" ... now retired, in a wheelchair, live carefree and secure on early-pension, making hobbies my life and future. I wish to change the world through my online engagement and inventions to be patented or open-sourced. ... never stopped learning, also like to learn from others...and teach others what I can. I prefer to host guests that have similar interests to mine. I do not go to bars or clubs.... I'm religious, conservative, soft, romantic and self-taught in my many skills. I'm a smoker and sometimes burn incense but the apartment is well ventilated. I love red wine, but never get drunk!

    My hobbies and interests; inventing, philosophy, astronomy, astrophysics, space travel, photography, Amazon-book- sales, home-cinema, classical music, ebay-shopping, formula-one racing, community work, plane-spotting, eco-villages, music & art, gardening, traveling, romance, cooking, religion, politics, humor...

    Text me for more info and links to my web presence if you wish

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Elderly Companionship
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There is a lot in Munich to explore and experience. There are 80 museums in Munich, some cost only €1 on Sundays. ... Learn German or English here at home or in the streets or activities. Munich is a student city with many clubs, groups and societies. Nobody feels alone in Munich, and it is quite safe. I am well-traveled well in Bavaria and also 50+ countries, can share/compare experiences. I have been hosting travelers for 15+ years and I love interacting with people from around the world. See feedback, also from couchsurfers. Text me for a link to my tips on what to see in Munich and Bavaria.

  • Help


    A bit of help needed, not really "work", but assistance, about 2-5 hours/day, only 4 days per week, flexible. You can do day trips or weekend trips out of Munich if you like. Please help where and how you can; light household chores, cleaning, improvements, cooking, shopping, chatting, events and visits to activities or parks. I clean my own mess. Guests should help voluntary with their own initiative and effort in their own time-planning. I do not like giving commands, do not need a maid, need very basic household help and some company. Since I am partially disabled, please be patient with me and ignore me when I am grumpy. Occasionally, push me (part of the way) in my wheelchair to the doctor or events that we can enjoy together. Cash rewards are possible for very special activities like helping with major home improvements or help with my small Amazon and Ebay shops or special ventures. I have great experiences hosting groups, partners and also families. Maximum stay 8 weeks due to regulations.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Afrikaans: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Free accommodation plus basic food, humor, entertainment, life-tips and hacks. My home is like a studio, but you have a private guest-room (double-bed) for yourself, with shared bathroom, kitchen, balcony and home-cinema. Free high-speed WiFi. The basic rules in my home are the "Ten Commandments", but I appreciate order, enthusiasm and some intelligence. Please limit seven deadly sins as I do. Guests will never be bored in my home or in the city yet enjoy a lot of privacy, chill-out and freedom as they want...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    City central (4km) with public transport only 100m from home. "MVV Isar" ticket (after 9am) only €16/week. Most museums cost only €1 on Sundays. "Bayern-Ticket" €28 (+€7 for each accompanying traveler) to any nearby cities and castles like Füssen, Berchtesgaden, Augsburg, Salzburg, Prag, Nürnberg or Passau.... many parks, pools and shopping nearby. In certain cases, I can sponsor your transport, events or day trips eventually.... In summer 2023 there is a travel special of €49/month which coverers all public transport in Germany (except express trains).

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Reliable unlimited high speed internet (glass-fibre).

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Limited free parking on my street or campers 200m - 300m away.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    3 to 5 hours a day but only 4-5 days per week

Host ref number: 412949988429

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