Theater & social cultural gathering, gardening & building in Thuringia, Germany

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  • Last activity: 31/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    The thuringian hinterland: heart of germany, cradle of its culture and the reformation... - New impulses welcome! Find us in the beautiful landscape between the cities of Weimar, Jena and Leipzig. A big familiy with 7 kids lives in a small hamlet and rebuilds the houses of an old farmstead. Greenfields and apple trees, pears and walnut, sheep and poultry behind the barn. Paul is a professional theatre-actor and cultural manager MA (the artist) and Sandra is an industrial engineer (the builder and constructor). We are willing to make this place a social-cultural venue for arts, theatre, singing and dancing. Since last autumn we additionally experimentalise with wine-fermentation of apples and the production of cider. You won't have a chance to avoid a tasting -. A paradise to spend two weeks or more, joining our everyday life, to help us with gardening, preparing the venue, renovating rooms and houses, plastering with earth, building with timber, pressing loads of apple-juice - or to cook a meal you can do best and to sing us your favorite songs from home. Bring us a whiff of the big wide world! Sandra & Paul

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Theatre, arts, festivals, philosophy, apple juice (and fermentation) are the main issues of our interests and professions. Your work here means that you join our everyday life, that we have meals together and that we‘ll find a perfect project for your skills and ambitions. Furthermore we are always interested to learn a lot about you, your culture, your language, your humor, your interests, your family and the story of your life. And to make it work this way, you are completely welcome as a guest and you don‘t have to pay for your food, water, accomodation etc. and so we do not pay any wage as well. In the cities nearby you will find the roots of classical german literature. And even Leipzig is a prospering city hosting essential german culture, music and media.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Step by step we go forward to make this place a social-cultural venue. We started a big family-project for generations. It takes it’s time. Most of the work on renovating the houses is done by ourselves. By the way: we always need help inside the house, cooking for example, no matter what project we are on. Furthermore we have some ongoing projects as following here:

    during the whole season:
    GARDENING! A help we always need. If you are happy with working outside, taking care of the patches, weeding, mowing and watering, we will find find a lot of satisfying projects for you!

    during springtime and summer:
    continue the construction of a second kitchen and bathroom for workawayers

    in July
    1. We are going to prepare a small summer-festival with silent films and live piano and a puppet theatre in the barn
    2. We are planing to build an earthen stove

    in September/October
    1. we'll definitely need help for to harvest and press loads of apples
    2. we will need help to prepare the village-festival

    in november we'll need help with
    - cutting branches
    - eventually work on our second building
    - someone who helps doing the chores

    During the wintertime we need a nanny!

    AND: It is important to point out that all our activities in yard and village are non-profit.

    So, if you can get on with a sackful of kids... don‘t hesitate.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Currently, we offer accomodation in a big caravan with a heating and your own fridge. So you can always retire from the family-life if you need time off. We also offer WiFi, but we point out, that you should be equipped with mobile data, if you are a digital nomad and dependent on a quick and always working connection. Streaming films and music is of course always possible, as far as our experience goes.

    Over and above you can of course join our meals as well as our kitchen, share our restrooms, one of our two bathrooms, take showers or even a bath. It will be quite familiar.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    next cities: Jena 25km, Weimar 45km, Leipzig 60km. Next grocery 2km. You can use a bike to see the landscape. There is almost no public transport out here. We go to Jena by car 2 times a day during school-period. We can also help you on the way to the next train-station. And of course it will be a pleasure to help you organizing your further trip. If you will come to us by train, we’ll pick u up in Naumburg or Jena. If you use an airplane Leipzig (intl.) would be the closest destination.

  • 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

    Space for a caravan or motorhome in the yard

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 583364926391

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