We are Peter and Penelope, we have a little farm in Beelitz, 25 km away from Potsdam and 45km away from the centre of Berlin. We are living in a beautiful "old round village" in a newly renovated farm house with 6 Hectar of farm land. We have quarter horses for fun and trail riding and we are breeding chicken and sheep that are threatened species (breeds). We also have several dogs, all of them are rescued and we have foster dogs that we train and try to find new homes for them. Two cats help us to keep the place free of mice and educate the dogs. Since August 2020 we also have Galloways (cows) and this year we got our first calf which is hand tame....
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
You will live in a small family who loves good food (traditional and international) and their animals. You can learn how to cook, our language (in emergencies we also speak english and french) and how to work with all kind of farm animals without stress. As this is is a small village people sometimes meet on the place in front of one of the houses to chat and have a few drinks....
We are looking for someone who loves and respects animals, who likes to communicate and is open minded. We need people that can work independently and do not expect to be supervised all the time during daily work (feeding etc). Certainly we show you everything the first few days and and you can always ask if there are questions. As Peter has a new job we need someone to be at the house to entertain and cuddle the dogs during the day when we have to work (twice a week). We would like you to help us with the animals (feeding, cleaning the stables, eventually walking the dogs and if you like train the horses (only if you have a bit of experience). There is also always work like building or repairing fences, cutting grass or gardening tasks and we have plenty of projects in and around the house. At the moment (June and July 2021) we plan to build new fences and a shed for the sheep and cows, there is a lot of work with gardening and watering the vegetables every day and we need to trim a lot of gras.....Here it is great if you have certain skills but this is not mandatory, a helping hand is already great. Peter is a passionate hobby-chef de cuisine, so you will always have a good meal, but help with cleaning afterwards and things like laying the table are always appreciated.
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1-room in the side building, newly renovated with own bathroom . Most of the time we have only one workawayer, if we have two workawayers we have a second room, in rare cases you have to share the room (one or two nights only) if we have friends visiting at the same time (we will let you know before). Coffee machine and possibility to cook on your own, otherwise you are welcome to share our kitchen and eat with us. We are cooking daily regional or international meals.
In your time off you can visit Berlin or Potsdam or do bike tours or trips with the canoe around the area , which is beautiful and especially famous for asparagus and berries... The next train station is 7km away (there is a bus but not often) and we provide a bike. The train takes 60 minutes to the centre of Berlin and 25 minutes to Potsdam.
Join nice evenings with us on the terrace, in front of a nice little fire outside, in the kitchen or enjoy yourself in your own room. We love to sit, eat and lough but we also enjoy to go on a horse back ride in the summer evenings. we usually try to get up early and not to sit too long in the evening, but as usual, this does not always work....
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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