Come and join our sustainable living at the countryside close to the Baltic Sea, Germany



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    We, Hanna and Jörg (both 44) live on the countryside in a former brickyard area (3ha) and wake it for four years from its slumber. The brickyard, four outbuildings, stables, meadows, an orchard, a pond and fallow site belong to it. We want to live on a self-supporting base, energy-self-sufficiently (own well water, solar- and windenergy, organic toilett, biopile, oven) and economise with what has grown during the last years and clear up with which doesn't belong here. During the last three years we created a basis to live here, use the orchard, built up courses in yoga and started poultry breeding and permaculture. Hanna is somatic movement therapist and loves gardening and cooking. Jörg is craftsman and father. His daughters (10 & 8) are here from time to time.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    we live surounded by fields,

    we love to share our experiences and the joy in nature

    Hanna was working as a volunteer about 20 years ago in London...her english is more or less fluent...she loves to get into the language again. Jörg speaks his school english very well by now (he had some good practise over the past 3 years).

    we are open for people who love to work with their hands (BUT WE CAN NOT HOST CHILDREN), Jörg likes to share his knowledge about solar- and windenergy and Hanna loves to share her knowledge about herbs, processing fruits and vegetables,

    we love simple, natural food, Hanna loves yoga, dance, massages, and silence from time to time to breath in and out, she likes to share massage hands on and yogapraxis, both love books or a good movie.

    Hanna was living in Berlin and travelling and working around the world (Bolivia, Senegal, Indonesia, India); Jörg is down to earth, growing up in a neighbour village...but has seen Lissabon.

    Hanna is giving courses in Yoga on mondays and thursdays. Jörg is working part time three days a week on another farm.

  • Help


    at the moment we are looking for helpers who are enthusiastic

    you can help from september in the garden

    build hedges and wooden fenses
    prepair beds
    harvest to make pesto, juice and jam
    chop wood and pile it up

    paint walls and furniture outside and inside

    beside that we love helpers who will clean their dishes and help in the kitchen once in a while

    Our house is still under construction.

    Usually we ask for help on monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday from 9 am - 3 pm. We have breakfast before and an our lunch in between. In the evenings we would be happy to have some time for ourself,

    We will provide food and you are free to use the kitchen. In the days off we can do some trips together (sundays).

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    german, english

  • Accommodation


    You will stay in you own room in the house or in the campingvan.

    PLEASE note: our living conditions are very simple. If you have done camping in the wilderness this might be a great place for you. If you know camping at a usual camping site: we have no water closett but a compost toilett outside and inside the house.

    We have hot runing water and an oven which keeps you warm!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    we are surounded by fields and close to a main road leading to Wismar

    next natural swimming pond 500m,
    train station 2km
    bicycles available
    next little shop 2km
    next students bar 15 km,
    Baltic Sea 15km,
    library 15km,
    bakery 15km....

    Jörg is having a beer and a chicken from time to time (not everyday!!!), he loves fishing in the Baltic Sea, Hanna is vegetarian.

    Schwerin and Wismar are 3 stops by train (20 min), two pretty maritime cities, at the Baltic Sea or Schweriner Lake with festivals, cinemas, bars and shopping malls.

    Lübeck, Hamburg and Berlin are about 1, 2 or 3 hours by train.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

300m behind the field we can go swimming
lunch outside!!!
Seminarraum - our first room which is purely handmade!
the kids are having fun with the aerial silks
happy ducks
the campingvan
Hanna & Eddy on the field

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