Experience real wilderness and help us with a renovation project in Mauth, Germany

  • Germany
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  • Last activity: 10 Nov 2023



 Min stay requested: No minimum



  • Description


    We are Steffen (43 years old) & Julia (36 years old) with our 2 year old son Noah. Before we have started this new career we have worked in graphic design & marketing agencies. We have been traveling quite a lot ourselves and also did a lot of "workaway" traveling. We love the concept and the experiences we had with it. Our house and grounds still need a lot of work and love that's why we're looking for your help. We want to renovate in a sustainable way and use as many existing materials and things as we can.

    We have just bought an old campground with a former guest house from the 1970 in May 2021. Our family lives in this old house right now. The idea is to create a space with the principles of community, creativity and sustainabilty. We would like to create an inspiring space where people stay, work, play & meet in a very natural environment. We are located in the middle of the bavarian forest and it's nationalpark. We are very close to the Czech boarder and the Sumava Nationalpark as well. So it is a paradise for hikers and bikers. The location is quite secluded, at the end of a small village. Public transport is available, but nevertheless it takes a while to get to bigger/smaller towns.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    Experience real wilderness just a few footsteps in front of our doorstep and explore one of the oldest and untouched nationalparks in Germany and the Czech Republik. It is a paradise for hikers in summer and autumn and cross-country skiing in winter. We are located 1000M above sea-level so it is a very snow-safe area.
    We love to get to know people from all around and work, exchange and share experiences, stories as well as knowledge. We are happy to share all our skills with you, and maybe also learn some new stuff together along the way.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    The work possibilities are diverse, from:

    - keeping the outdoors in shape (e. G. lawnmowing, gardening, clearing snow)
    - clearing out lots of old stuff from the building and outdoors
    - lots of renovation works (exchanging floors, tiles, new sanitary units, walls, ceilings, electrics, etc)
    - upcycling and building furniture
    - wood building works
    - playing with our son, in case you have a good hand with kids
    - creating artwork/installations/wall art outdoors and indoors
    - cooking, so we can offer accommodation and food for other helpers

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    The accommodation options are:
    - A room on the second floor of the building with bathroom. The rooms are a few years old, but ok. We are living on the first floor right now, so you have a private area on the second floor
    - a spot on the campground: if you want to enjoy nature at it's fullest and you have your own vehicle or tent to sleep in, your welcome to use the campground as well
    - If not occupied: stay in our camper at the campground

    We usually all have a cooked lunch together during the weekdays - that either we or a helper cooks. We can provide you with breakfast groceries according to your likes.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In case you are traveling with public transport, just ask us, if we can arrange a pick-up from the next train/bus station.

    If you have any more questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    There is plenty of space and tables in the former restaurant as well as in the former b&b rooms to work. You can use our office wifi. There will be construction noise in and around the building from time to time. Just check with us about details if you're working remotely.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We can provide a camping space with electricity hooks.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    All kids- and people-friendly pets are welcome. Just tell us a little about your pet before vistiting.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 565815531377