Welcome to our little sustainable eco-farm in the middle of Germany

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  • Description

    Description

    Hey guys,

    what to say? Since we traveled ourselves for about two years, making a bunch of good experiences with volunteering, we dreamed about finding our own little piece of land, hosting great people from all around the world and doing inspiring projects together.
    And now we did it!
    But let me give you some facts about all. Farmer (40) an me Marta (41) live as a couple with our female dog Motte (10) in a tiny little village out of nowhere in the middle of Germany. We bought an almost ancient house (about 280 years), which is in quite good conditions and was renovated with a lot of passion and only natural materials by the previous owners. The whole property has 1200m² so we have some garden, which is a little jungle right now and should be turned it into a food forest using permacultur and organic principles.
    We dream about growing a lot of different vegetables to enrich our vegetarian cuisine. We really love to cook and to preserve food and to learn about new methods to do it.
    It’s no problem to cater vegan food as well, as we lived vegan for long times. Mostly we bake our bread ourselves and use organic ingredients.
    As we just start our little “farm” there are a lot of different projects you can add in. And as we appreciated to work with our forte in voluntary projects we ask you to tell us yours and find the projects your are happy with. Of course there will be some priority projects to do at several times but mostly we hope to find you work in which you wish to contribute.
    If you like to get your hands dirty, live in a peaceful and respectful community, appreciate good food and if you are open minded and like an honest, open atmosphere you are very welcome in our house!
    We can host two persons, easy as a couple and as well if you are ready to share a room with somebody else. You’ll have three meals a day, a warm and cozy room and share the rest of the house with us. If you travel with a campervan we'll find a place for it in the garden.
    You have to know that we have only limited internet. It will be surely enough to send and receive your messages or do some research but not to watch tv or use other streaming offers.
    As we have a dog you are welcome to bring yours, as far it is peaceable with other dogs. Motte is a bit shy but she is harmless and accept dogs who don’t try to convince her to play all of the time. Right now we have no fence around our property, so no ideal conditions to let the dogs run around completely free.
    But there is a lot of wonderful nature around to have long walks for hours and Motte will be happy to join you. With or without an other dog.
    Please notice that we live very secluded. Not much possibilities to get away from the village and visit towns. Of course we are ready to pick you up at the next train station when you arrive and sometimes there will be opportunities to bring you somewhere. But if you like a lot of party an action, if you miss culture after some days, you’ll have a hard time.
    But if you appreciate to sit around the bonfire in the evening, to read a book or to have a chat and a good glass of wine or beer than you’ll find your luck at our place.
    We expect 25 hours of help per week, which you are free to arrange as it is fine for you.
    Of course we are happy if you bring some experiences by working with cob or wood or whatever is necessary in the house and in the garden. We love to learn new skills. But if you are willing to learn, we love to show you as well some of ours.

    We host people from the 14.10.19 and all year long.
    Here some of the bigger projects we are planing for the beginning:
    - cutting a lot of trees and making fire wood
    - building a sauna
    - building an outdoor kitchen with a cob oven
    - painting the walls with lime
    - tidy the stable
    - building cob walls
    - building a green house
    Of course there will be smaller side projects all the time and we are happy to find people of all manner: creative, strong…

    So if you are interested to get to know us and participate in our little effort to create a peacefull, sustainable piece of land, don’t hesitate to contact us. Looking forward to host you and have a good time together!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We love to share our knowledge and skills and to learn new ones from you. So starting from practicing english or german about working with natural materials like cob and wood for example up to learning how to preserve food for example by fermentation, there will be some possibilities to enrich your life.
    You will stay at hosts who were volunteers themselves before, what will help us to understand your point of view in a better way... at least that is what we hope.
    You will have enough free time and there is amazing nature around, lot of possibilities for hiking or cycling.
    We like to share our free time with you, making or listening to music, sitting at the fireplace, playing games...

  • Help

    Help

    As we are in the very beginning of our house and garden there are thousand and one things to do. You will be able to bring in your own ideas and to find work which you like to do. If you are creative you could paint something for us for example, if you like to do some hard work you can join in woodworks or gardening, if you love coocking feel free to mak us happy with good food...
    there will be allways something to do as we have a lot of dreams for our eco place.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German, english, hungarian, little french

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our rural house lays in a tiny village with 170 people. No shops around but pretty quite. I think there could be more cows around than people...at least you will see more of them.

    You will have a cozy little room in the first floor with a lot of wood around you. At some point there will be a sauna in the bathroom which u can use if you want...Maybe we build it together?
    Normally we have three meals a day and at least one of it will be warm. We always use fresh ingredients and if we can organic ones. We bake weekly our sourdough bread and we love to use seasonal and regional stuff. But don't be afraid, it sounds maybe very healthy and not yummy...but it'll be! Never managed to chase somebody with our coockings.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a bus station in the village so it isn't impossible to get away ;) But for sure no way to get back late.
    On your days off you can visit cities like Gießen, Fulda or Frankfurt but they are not close but reachable by bus and train.
    There is aswell a touristic place about 10km from our place where you can do some funny stuff like high rope course, minigolf or summer tobbogan run. We can bring you there.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 421437269981