Breathtaking nature, peace and freedom, helping at an animal shelter in Storkow, Germany

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    20/09/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    I am a single living, since 1996 self-employed businesswoman, 44 years young, with currently 4 german shepherd dogs, 4 donkeys, 24 sheep and 2 goats, the most coming from animal welfare. From time to time these inhabitants change. Healthy ones are mediated in own at home and animals with continuous care spend their whole life with us. It is a bit like on the Bonanza Ranch in the evening; Good night Adam, Hanga, Beny, Renate, Ralf, Frank, Jörg, Bernd, Brain, Mercedes, Ida, Samson, Ada, Andreas, Debborah, Milka, Hulda, Josephine, David, Samuel, Ester, Mirjam, Ruth, Jubal, Jabal, Elisabeth, Hannah, Sarah, Eli, Daniel, Manuel, Rebecca, Michel and Mütze.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I speak fluent English and can practice the language. We have a small garden where you can learn a lot about botany. The care and training of animals is a learning area and of course the consolidation of skills in the craft area. We can learn a lot about veterinary medicine and animal physiotherapy is also practiced. Leeches and manual therapy as well as cold pulsed red light. The donkeays are in the training to walk outside and drive before a carriage. They are still young. And if anyone has joy just teach the annoing goat to not eat the neighbours flowers or drive a carriage. ;-)

  • Help

    Help

    We have a foundation and are an approved animal shelter-like institution. This means we are the thing between animal shelter and last home. We care for animals with special needs, that can not be adopted asap. In addition, we would like to become a refuge for alternative housing and are largely self-sufficient in our care. We need help with the maintenance of the property, the stables, fences and plants and with the renovation of an old community centre. We have a large driveway on which to stand campers and wish us animal-loving, technically gifted helpers who invest themselves in the heart project. The nature is wonderful around us and pure idyll. We live with dogs, sheep, goats and donkeys, close to 2 clear spring lakes at the southeastern edge of Berlin. --- I am here in this place to serve the animals. No one needs so many animals for themselves. But the animals need a good home or place to find themselves after bad treating. If you want to come here only to have a good time, please stay away. If you come here to serve the animals with me and have a great time, be very welcome. The furry residents come here first!!! Monday through Sunday. In sun, wind and rain or any circumstances. We are happy to walk without only self-oriented people who wanna have an advanture time. You can have the adventure of your life. But only if the furry family comes first. I added the last sentences after having some strange expiriences with people. So thats why I say it that clear.

    +++ If you need an invitation. Do not ask. We only support official entry routes.We will not encourage half-assed intentions to enter Germany. I'm writing this because I keep hearing about young men from faraway countries wanting to do their best work for many months for nothing. Just so they can be in Germany. That is not our approach. Many cultures are guests here. But there must be legal ways to enter. +++

    +++ Addition to the current Corona situation. No one on our farm has been vaccinated against Corona. No permanent staff or permanent volunteers. We are not planning to be vaccinated either. We are in perfect health. We work diligently and have reduced the number of workawayers. We have nothing against vaccination. It is just that everyone here has decided for themselves that it is not necessary. We don't rub people's noses in it. Everyone should and may decide for themselves. Moreover, we live in such a rural area that Corona is simply not an issue here. Everyone here is free to decide that for themselves. Long before Corona, the hygiene standards were already so high that we had masks, disinfection is in the bathroom and increased cleanliness is required when dealing with animals anyway. It is never about the doormat for dirty shoes, but about clean hands and the handling of animals. Be free. If you are the timid type, however, it generally doesn't fit. Thank you for reading carefully. +++

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    Hebrew I wanna learn.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In the garden there is a very small wooden house with a sofa bed and there is also a sofa bed in the office. In the yard there are 3 caravans, one of them has a bunk bed and the seat can become a couch. One has a double bed. We have an old house beside. There is no wallpaper on the wall in our outbuilding, because we just tore it down in 2020, but in the nextmonths the rooms there will be renovated. New windows, ne kables, new floor... Independently of that there are 3 super sofa beds with a little bit of construction site charm. Otherwise you can park your camper in the driveway and use everything with us. Adjacent there are 2 camping sites with fixed bungalows. There you could also accommodate people for a while at our expense. Our cottage has 2 rooms, kitchen and bathroom, running hot water but there is no WIFI and you have to have at least a driving licence, we have the second car. On the main yard there is WIFI for everyone and enough to do ;-)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I am a believing Christian and would like to be prepared for economically strained times. A place of refuge. Self-sufficient with water, electricity and heating as well as vegetable food source. And space for community. The release of people into their calling is my heart. And, of course, the family members from the animal corner, who tend to be hairy. I have a giving heart and a stable income (unfortunately with limits), but we need a lot of effort until everything is finished and the ManPower is irreplaceable.

  • 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

    We have a stable but not the fastes internetline and give the wifi Password to everyone from our workawayers. we have a full office at home with scanner, printer and anything esle.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a lot of space. But not all space is for Campers. We are using 3 parts with seperated areas for campers. Gave our energy cable outside and let them be with us in our bathrooms. Share water and living space. Because of 4 german shepards, 12 sheeps, 2 goats and 4 donkeys we need to seperate the animals and if you have a camper we will find a place, do you have a camper and a dog, or 2, or 3, or... the place ist possible but not always free.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Dogs are mostly easy. The other place is mostly used by our fury Family members. But once we had a lady feeding young pigions and had there with her... so ask us.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximal 4-5 Stunden pro Tag, 5 Tage die Woche

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