we are a German-Chinese family. We live in our house with four other flat share residents and two cats. Our house consists of a residential house with a converted barn. Somewhat angled :-) We are very open-minded and the flat share residents mostly come from all over the world. We love art and music, I myself am a pianist by profession.
Our house is located in a village near the French border, 3 minutes by bike to the river Rhine. By car 15 minutes and by bike 25 to the Europapark, 3 villages further. =)
In the house is also a holiday apartment, mostly occupied with Europapark visitors. There is a piano in the common room, so everyone can play it anytime.
We speak German, Chinese, English, French, a bit Spanish, a bit Italian, currently also flat share residents speak Arabic.
What help we need, I write below. :-)
wir sind eine deutsch-chinesische Familie. Wir leben in unserem Haus mit vier weiteren WG-Bwohnern und zwei Katzen. Unser Haus besteht aus einem Wohnhaus mit ausgebauter Scheune. Etwas verwinkelt :-) Wir sind sehr open-minded und die WG-Bewohner kommen meist aus aller Welt. Wir lieben Kunst und Musik, ich selber bin Pianist von Beruf.
Unser Haus steht in einem Dorf nahe der französischen Grenze, 3 Minuten mit dem Fahrrad bis zum Rhein. Mit dem Auto 15 Minuten und mit dem Fahrrad 25 bis zum Europapark, 3 Dörfer weiter. = )
Im Haus ist auch ein Ferienappartment, meist belegt mit Europaparkbesuchern. Im WG-Gemeinschaftsraum steht ein Klavier, kann jeder jederzeit drauf spielen.
Wir sprechen deutsch, chinesisch, englisch, französisch, ein bisschen spanisch, ein bisschen italienisch, zur Zeit sprechen auch WG-Bewohner arabisch.
Welche Hilfe wir brauchen, schreibe ich unten. :-)
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
Currently we are 5 different nations living in our house, everybody with different backrounds, so it is always interesting.
Normally everybody is very busy during day time, and our village is also a little remote (if you don't have a car..), so not that you become disappointed when you are here, but there is a bus to the lahr train station (and I might also be able to give you a ride), from where you need 35 min to Freiburg and 50 min to Strasbourg (to Strasbourgh in France you can also go by bike from our place, more near, about 1 to 2 hours).
You also can have one of our bikes and explore the wonderful nature near the river Rhein, or even go to the black forest (30 min by bike).
We have a fire place in the garden, and if they have time, people definitly like to talk about the whole world ... :-)
Our village also have a small lake, where you can have a swim, or just relax, very quiet and beautiful area.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We are currently planning to create a roof for the terrace, in preparation for that we need help (nothing complicated! = ) the garden needs cleaning and tidying up, and in the attic we need helping hands for tidying up and little easy contruction jobs.
(If you are able to tile layers that also could become useful, we maybe want to renovate one of the bathrooms but that is not clear yet, and the ability to tile layers is definitly not a condition = )
We have several holiday appartments with everything you need, wash mashine, fully equiped kitchen etc. This is normally the place where you can stay. But his also means we can only host outside the season because in summer, especially when the Europa park is open, those apparments are rented.
If you don't mind to stay a little less luxurious there are further possibilities for guests anytime:
-- we have a huge attic, many space for matrasses and so on, you can cook and wash and shower in the shared flat.
-- we also have a big family tent, which can be put up in the garden
About the food: we have a supermarket in our village and I pay whatever you need or want and you will have your own compartment in the fridge., so you are free to cook when- and whatever you want. There might also be the possibility to eat with us (me, my wife, son), but that will probably not every day because we are normally very busy.
If you really provide professionell skills (for example in tile laying or ohters) I could also additionally pay you some money. We would have to talk about that.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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