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Help on a farmhouse with caring for animals, household and garden near Hannover in Germany

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    My name is Kerstin. On our farm live 4 dogs, a horse and a little pony.

    I am trying to manage all the work by myself beside my job as a teacher, my children Mina (22) and Darius (23) are studying in different cities and not always at home any more. So I would need some help with the general work at home, in the garden and with the animals. Some of our animals, have suffered in their past and we try to give them all the attention and care they deserve.

    We would be very grateful if we find help (feeding, cleaning stable, taking the dogs for a short walk, etc.). Anyone who loves animals as much as we do is welcome. We also need help with maintaining our large garden and our vegetable patch.

    If you enjoy the peace on the countryside, are an animal lover and like the work on a farm, please write us a message!

    In our house there is still a lot of work. I need someone who helps us with painting, organising, unpacking boxes... and there is always something that needs fixing.

    I also need help with the household (cooking, laundry and cleaning).
    We eat a lot of vegetables (some are grown in our garden) , my daughter is vegan, so it would not be a problem if you are too. If you’re not vegetarian though, you would still have to be okay with eating very little meat (1* week or less).

    People who are interested in a longer stay are welcome. There you will get the possibility to improve your German. We would share our language knowledge with you.

    You would also learn a lot about animals (also taking care of old and sick animals) and farm life (growing crops, gardening, etc.)

    We are situated in the countryside directly next to the forest and surrounded by many fields. You can discover a lot of wildlife like deers, birds, squirrels, etc. and take the dogs for relaxing walks into the forest. There is a bike route to Petershagen which is the next village and the route along the river, Weser, which passes along here is known to be the most beautiful in the whole of Germany.
    It takes 10 minutes with the train to Minden, a lovely nice town, 50 min to Hannover. Also the Steinhuder lake is nearby.

    People who smoke, drink or take drugs are not welcome.
    As well as it is essential that you're not afraid of (large farm) animals and physically hard work (yes, the work is going to be hard!) The tasks are spread throughout the day. The animals are expected to be fed on the weekends too. Nothing for city people who are scared to get their hands dirty. But for us and hopefully you too, it is a reward itself, just seeing how the animals appreciate everything you do for them.

    Please note that we generally host people who apply for the animal help for at least two months because it takes time for the animals to get used to you and for you to get to know the routine.

    If you have read this far, it would be great if you would include your favourite meal in your application
    Thank you for taking the time to read our whole profile and if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to send us a message. We are looking forward to meeting you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are very international. I am a native German teacher and we speak German at home. I can help you learn or improve your German. We lived in Mallorca for 10 years. My children went to an english school, so they speak english fluently. We live in a multicultural way and are very open to share our language knowledge with you.
    You would also learn other skills needed on the countryside like taking care of the animals, planting, gardening...
    People who are willing to learn a self sufficient lifestyles are more than welcome.

  • Help


    - Help with the work in the garden like mowing the lawn, cutting tree branches, weeding, water the plants

    - Take care of our animals (Farm Animals -horses, dogs, etc. ). So you must enjoy the animals’ company. You’re out of place if you consider being with animals as work and are counting the hours you spend with them. But if you’re an animal lover like us, and enjoy to give them the love they didn’t get before they came to us, you’re exactly right here!

    - Cooking (preferably plant based), we don't need a master chef- It is alright if you know how to cook some basic things like pasta and vegetables

    - Help with the housework (cleaning, organising, laundry) and gardening.

    - Do some other tasks on the farm. There is always something to do here.

    - Other abilities are welcome, we cherish every person who helps with different tasks and so adds in their own way to make our home more special.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We live in on a small farm directly next to the forest. We have a guest room where you wil be sleeping. You would be joining us for for meals, just like any other part of the family. You will be surrounded by animals wherever you go ;)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Since the main job is to take care of the animals, the work will be spread throughout the whole day (you can’t work 5 hours and then go out). But you will also have some free time to discover Petershagen which is a lovely calm village with a wonderful landscape and the Steinhuder sea is not too far away.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week (no counting hours)

Host ref number: 421285997955

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