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We are a young international (Polish/American, French/German) family living in a the outskirts of Freiburg in the Black Forest in Germany. Our house lies in a lovely valley - we overlook the mountains on all sides and have a large meadow directly behind the house. It takes about 10 minutes to get to Freiburg city center with the car - about 30 minutes with the bus or bike.
We are currently looking for help around the house (inside and out). Among other things, we spend our days in the garden, doing renovation projects, or outside with the farm animals (we have 2 dogs (+puppies), a cat, a pony, sheep, rabbits, and chickens (and baby chicks!)).
We would love to welcome you into our home!
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Freiburg is a beautiful city with lots of activities for all times of the day or year. We also live in a sparsely populated area, surrounded by trees, meadows, and mountains - there are hiking and biking trails all around.
We also have bicycles which you could borrow to make your own tours around the area.
Should you be looking to learn German, there are lots of language courses in Freiburg (we can also help you practice!).
At the moment, we are looking for help around the house and with the baby - helping with cleaning of the apartment, staying with the baby for while when Mila is out, and so on. He's quite a calm and positive baby - he makes little trouble and mainly just needs to be entertained for a bit (going out to the park, reading a book, or music - he loves loves loves music).
Other times, we need help tending to the garden, watering the vegetables and flowers, opening up the chicken coop in the mornings, arranging fire logs, and so on. Philippe also has a lot of small house or building projects (fixing up old rooms in the farm house, building sheds outside, etc.).
Sometimes, we might also need help at the old farmhouse where Philippe's aunt lives. Because she's older and unable to take care of everything, you might be asked to help clean the rooms or just to sit with her and keep her company when the caretaker has time off.
Depending on the time of year, we have different things going on around the farmhouse. For example, we shave the sheep in June, press our own apple juice around October, and bake numbers of Christmas cookies in December.
As there are different types of options for you during your stay, please tell us in your message what you have most experience in and would most like to do (babysitting, garden, renovation projects, etc.).
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.
You would have your own room and your own WC. Shower, kitchen, and general living space would be shared with us. During the day, you could eat on your own (everything is provided in the kitchen) and in the evenings together with us.
Should you arrive while another Workaway is here, there is the possibility of staying in our garden cabin or our trailer, with kitchen, bathroom, and main living space in the apartment.
We are not far away from the rest of the Black Forest and known places like Titisee or Triberg. France and its beautiful Alsace region is only half an hour away and Switzerland can also be reached quickly and with no problem.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week