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 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
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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. We daily go to Jena, to Weimar several times a week and also regulary to Leipzig - it will be a pleasure taking you there and to show you around this places.
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 this year as th follow, you can choose:
In June and july 2021 we'll need help with
- bullding a compost toilet
- maintaining the garden
- preparing the fundament and the floor in a second building
- harvest of strawberries and cherries
- perparing our yard and barn for an event-weekend with a silent film night and a concert with opera-singers
in the 1st half of auguist 2021 we'll need help in the garden
in septemeber 2021 we'll need help with
- apple harvest and pressing juice
- preparing a big village-festival with a market on traditional craft and a lot of live-music
- work on our second building
in october 2021 we'll need help with
- apple harvest and pressing jiuce
- making cider
in november 2021 we'll need help with
- cutting branches
If you can get on with a sackful of kids... don‘t hesitate.
We offer a seperate guestroom in a seperate buidling. If we have some more guests, you can alternatively stay in a big caravan with your own fridge. So you can always retire from the family-life if you need time off. You can of course join our restrooms, one of our two bathrooms, take showers or even a bath. It will be quite familiar.
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, 2 times a week to Weimar. 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. If you use an airplane Leipzig (intl.) would be the closest destination.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Space for a caravan or motorhome in the yard
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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