Learn something new each day and enjoy exciting family farm life in Thierstein, Germany

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Germany

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  • Description

    Description

    To wake up in the morning, jump out of your provided Camping-car, have a look around, see the forest, the fields, horses, a castle.... take a deep breath and enjoy the rich smell of fresh air mixed with some nuances just farms can produce.
    Learn some skills you never had the chance to do before, entertain kids you never want to miss again, enjoy the sun at the nearby lake or borrow one of our bikes and ride to the next beer-garden or a bit further over the czech border to eat some hearty czech food.
    Have a chat near the oven, heat up in the sauna or chop some wood for the fireplace, where you can sit down nearby and consume food you freshly cooked while kids, animals, noises, smells and thoughts can freely flow and mix.
    That´s how you can imagine the life at our place. It´s kinda wild and not a single day will be like the last one.

    Me (Stefan) and Sabine raise three kids at the farm of her ancestors. Her parents still live with the family and so do several chickens, cats, horses, pigeons, ducks, potatoes, beetroots, peas, apple-trees, carps,...

    The farm isn't used for business anymore but even planting the stuff that one needs for own use by oneself can be tough and takes time, especially if you have a regular job too.

    Besides we have a trampoline, swings, a table-tennis place, many bikes, an old motorcycle and billions of toys and games for kids.
    As a family with the professions carpenter, eco-farmer, local store manager and landscape architect and hobbies surrounding Sauna, biking, football and horseriding we have plenty to offer.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    As a carpenter I can show you how to handle wood and craft some furniture. You can learn how to use machines like tractors or excavators. You can learn some German although with a weird accent ;)

    I could definitely show you beautiful beergardens, lakes, bike routes and sauna.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We could use help with planting or cutting trees. You could ride the harvesting machines and help us to collect the hay in time. There is always something to do on the fields. Even if it is collecting potatoe bugs with the oldest member of the house.

    It is also welcome if you are willing to help with the school homework. Or just pick up the kids from school or kindergarten.

    There is a fireplace almost everywhere in and around the house. You may help with choping wood or cutting whole trees in our little forest.

    We constantly build and renew the old building. You basically finish one part and start the next one right away. Its often a mixture between demolishing and creating something new and modern.

    And in the end there is always something to do. Feeding the chickens, cooking meals, stealing chicken eggs, cleaning staples, fixing bikes,...
    You want get bored but you can also just stop if you like to enjoy a sunny day or the wonders of the Fichtelgebirgs forests

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You can stay in your own little campervan on the paddock, or inside the farm house. Maybe we will also create a litte tiny house during the summer time to stay.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live close to an autobahn if you want to get here by car. But we also happily pick you up at the next trainstation (e.g. in Hof or Selb. For more Informationen about the surrounding you can also have a look here

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have plenty of space for all types of campervans. You may park next to the horses running wild, but they are just to that ;)

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    All pets are cool. You may be warned that we sometimes keep bees during the summer though.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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


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