Fall in love with potatoes in an old farmhouse in Küsten, Germany

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Germany

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a community of potato lovers, situated in Wendland in he east of the Lüneburger Heide in Lower Saxony. The region is in the north of Germany from where you can easily go to Berlin, Hamburg, and Hannover (about two hours).
    Our passion is cultivating potatoes from all over the world, cooking tasty dishes and serving them to our guests.
    Besides, we publish the best recipes in our internet blog. We run the one and only potato Hotel and restaurant in Germany and need help with any tasks related to it.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • 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

    You will get to know other people from all over the world.
    You can improve your German and perhaps learn other languages, too.

    You will get to know the normal life in small German village. In our direct neighbourhood, there is a museum for medieval life in Germany which is quite interesting.

    You can taste the whole variety of potato dishes, and you are kindly invited to cook special dishes from your country.

    The region where we are living is known for its artists, artisans and many open-minded people with alternative lifestyles. There are lots of cultural programs around, e.g. the "Kulturelle Landpartie" in May, where we also take part with an Open Air Concert.

    The county "Lüchow-Dannenberg" is known for its beautiful nature, its social commitment and alternative energy production. You will like the welcome culture all around!

  • 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

    Help

    We are friends of the potato and are always looking for likeminded potato lovers from all over the world, who want to stay with us and get to know typical German country life. That means you can help us with any activity connected to our restaurant and hotel business. You have the opportunity to get to know us, our rural life and our culture.

    These are our requirements:
    - You have already worked in a hotel or restaurant.
    - You can speak German at a good level.
    - You are a resident of the EU or you have a work visa with you.

    We register you officially as an employee. We pay the minimum wage (9.35 € / h), taxes and health insurance will be deducted from it.

    We offer you accommodation in a shared room free of charge.

    For all of you who want to eat the meals together with us, we offer a package which is 15,- Euros / day for meals, drinks, German lessons and bicycle use. This is not mandatory, you can of course also buy your food in the next supermarket and cater for yourself.

    We plan with a minimum stay of two months.

    Depending on your experience, we will employ you for example in the restaurant as a waiter / waitress, in the kitchen or in the housekeeping. Please write us exactly what kind of experience you already have.

    Lots of tasty dishes are made from potatoes, we love to be inspired by our workawayers, who often know the specialities of their native country. Cooking together is part of our community and we love to have a great meal made from potatoes together.

    Besides, some of our workawayers decided to stay in Germany and have found a permanent job with us. Others come to visit us from time to time…

    Wir freuen uns, wenn Ihr Eure Bewerbung auf Deutsch schreibt!

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer comfortable guestrooms for accommodation and rooms to share with other workawayers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can improve your German language during your stay in our hotel and while working with us. Everyone who wants to have a career in this field of work should have experience in a foreign country and this is what we offer.

    All of our workawayers have made a book together, where you can find lots of ideas of what you can do during your free time (cycling and hiking tours, bus trips, places to see). This book is to be completed by everyone who stays with us.

    We offer bicycles to go to the next town (Lüchow, 4kms) or even further. There are always possibilities to organize a car ride to Lüchow, sometimes also to Dannenberg, Hitzacker or Lüneburg. All of these towns have picturesque medieval citycentres and are worth visiting. The river Elbe is also near, part of the former German-German border and worth visiting for all those who are interested in the history of Germany.

  • 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 5 hours per day / 5 days a week

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