Enjoy life and help on our little farm in the countryside next to Berlin, Germany

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Germany

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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 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....

  • Help

    Help

    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 (July and August 2020) we plan to build new fences for the sheep, 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.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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....

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • 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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