My name is Linda and I´m 27 years old. Together with my boyfriend Andi (31), our fluffy rabbit Emma, our dog Feli, and our cat Sam we live in a small village, called Boppard-Bad Salzig. Since May 2020 we can proudly say that we are the owners of four Alpacas, called Eumel, Charlie, Nelson and Alfie :))
Andi is a primary school teacher and I am an employee of a local Business for medical skin care.
We are based in a rural region right in the middle of the beautiful middle rhine valley. It´s the perfect surrounding if you´re interested in outdoor activities such as hiking, mountainbiking or horse riding.
The next bigger city close to us is Koblenz. Its only 20 minutes by train. Frankfurt is a 90 minutes train ride away from us.
Boppard, another small Holiday Town is only 5 minutes away. So, there is plenty of opportunity's for you to site see!
Andi and I recently managed to make one of our dreams come true. We got ouerselves four Alpacas, which are just about one year old.
The main task for this summer (2020) will be handling the alpacas to get them used to people. Also taking care of them and mucking out. But don´t worry - the poo picking doesn´t take longer than 15 minutes ;)
When the time is ready, we hope we can use them for running Alpaca trekking tours. But for now those four very cute boys are just pets.
We also run a small hostel with 6 beds. A dorm with 4 beds and a smaller private room with 2 beds. That means we have quite a lot people staying in our home, so it never gets boring.
I still consider Andi and myself as young and easy going people even though I´ll hit the 30 in no time ;) :D
We both love to travel and to meet people from all over the world. Which is why we started the hostel in the first place.
We are looking for happy, friendly volunteers, with a great attitude to life, who can take care of animals and are willing to assist us with all aspects of alpaca caring and taking care of our other pets, such as walking our dog Feli :)
We welcome easy going people who have a heart for animals in general and are passionate about working with them.
If this is you we would love to welcome you at our team!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We will be happy to show you around the region and to make sure you don´t miss out on the most beautiful spots we do have to offer. We are surrounded by magnificent vineyards and wineries along with many old Castles, which are worth a visit and many other attractions. There is plenty of opportunity's for you to site see!
We hope that during your stay with us you will enjoy meeting and socializing with local people as well as bettering your public relation skills by meeting other volunteers and our guests from all over the world.
Andi and I both used to travel for a while, so we know that it is a very special and unforgettable time. We would be greatful to be a part of your great travel experience!
Taking care of the alpacas will require the following tasks:
- taking care of the alpacas (making sure that they have food and water)
- handling the alpacas to get them used to people (catching, leading and walking with them)
- mucking out (alpacas don´t like having their own poo lying around)
If you´re an easy going, caring and welcoming person, who loves to get to know people from all over the world and of course who loves animals you´re perfect for this position and more than welcome to stay with us!
This host offers a language exchange
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You will get your own private room on the ground floor, where also our hostel is based. You share the bathroom and kitchen facilities in the hostel with other guests. There is no TV in your room, but we have unlimited Internet access.
All meals will be provided. Please be aware that we don´t have the time to cook every day but you´re happy to help cooking. Otherwise you´re welcome to cook your own meals! Also it´s important to let you know that we have the best take away pizza only 5 minutes away by walk! Honestly this pizza is amazing :D
You´re welcome to use the car. But please be aware that we only have manual cars. Go and explore the area. Feli our dog will be good company as she loves going on adventures.
For those of you who like horse riding, you're welcome to join me! :)
We hope you´ll enjoy every day with being surrounded by rolling hills, stunning views of vineyards and Castles as well as river views.
There is loads more that you will learn here and maybe we could learn something from you. This is an exciting opportunity for you to come and stay. We welcome all cultures to experience this wonderful opportunity!
We would be happy to answer any questions you might have. Please feel free to contact us at anytime and we will reply as soon as possible.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have free parking everywhere, as we live in a small village in rural region.
Feli our dog loves to play, so she´s always happy to meet other dogs! But please keep in mind that we also have a cat and a rabbit living in our house and garden. So if you bring a dog, you have to make sure that it gets along with our other animals!
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week