Practice Qi Gong, learn about Chinese medicine and help set up yurts in Beaugies-Sous-Bois, France



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  • Description


    I grew up in Germany. After school I learned the pastry trade, then I held for a few years the business of my parents.
    That’s how I became familiar with the world of catering and gastronomy.

    After 8 years working as a baker, I decided to go to Berlin and resume my studies in the food technology and process technology sector. During this course, I realized several scientific projects abroad.
    I then worked for several years as an engineer in Swiss and French companies. In this professional context, I traveled worldwide..

    The last two positions I held in the agribusiness industry in Germany were as “R & D Manager” and as “Business Development Officer”.

    Then, one day, I made the decision to completely change my life, to follow my heart and to make my real passions my job. I would like to add that I have been practicing tai chi and qi gong for many years.

    A few years ago, I studied and practiced Kung-Fu by my Indonesian teacher Bambang’s at the “Kung Fu Akademie” in Berlin.

    Another hobby are the horses. I myself broke up and trained our thoroughbreds Arabs. In addition, I am a member of the EAHAE (Horse Assisted Education) International Association, a technique of initial and ongoing horse training for executives, entrepreneurs, groups and individuals, which we also teach.

    I moved to French in 2016 with my familie (my wife and 3 children). Here we bought a house and I started up my small business. That means I do rent accomodations like jurtes, rooms, appartments amd also over activities and seminars for: Tai Chi, Qi Gong, sword, tango, chinese medecins, plants,

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    He/she can benefit form the activities I do offer. Means he/she can practice Tai Chi Chuan, Qi Gong or sword (samurai) with me. Or Tango. He also can learn about helath plants or chinise medecin. If she/ he can ride a horse than he can take on of our horses to ride in the forest just beside our farm.
    He/she can benefit form our language knowlegde. We do speak french, german, english, spanish and netherlands.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    The help we do need is for our accomondations, service for our guests, take care of the farm and also in our familie. That means:
    - Prepare the rooms and yourts (make the beds, clean
    up the facilities, wash and ironing the bedclothes,
    cooking meals with me, prepare breakfast for guests,
    shopping, install & uninstall tents,..)
    - Farm (cut grass, remove weed, feed our animals,
    prepare with me fence and other small things, pick of
    fruits in our garden and in the forest and make jam
    and syrup, gardening with my wife,)
    - my familie ( speak English with our kids, shopping,
    cooking with us, clean up the house,

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    He/ she would stay in our familie house with his own room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live on the countryside on our farm. 10 km form Noyon a city with about 15000 habitants. Compiegne with his 70.000 habitants is 15min dive by train from Noyon.
    In fact in summer you can quite a lot here in the region.
    But also at our farm.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 514379524646