Help our family with our permaculture farm and to create a place for healing near lake Constance, Deggenhausertal, Germany



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  • Description


    We are a family with soon 4 lovely kids. Kai is a climbing arborist, and has a training in permaculture design and geomanthy, Almut a medical doctor, specialized in F.X.Mayr Medicine and Anthroposophy. We lead a rural life and aim to create a healthy, holistic and self sustained farm, an intact microcosmos within the torn macrocosmos of today, to serve the earth, and the times and generations to come. We dream big, it is a huge project to be realized step by step, and we need helping hands in doing so!
    Our projects' lodestar put in one sentence is: "Healing work for earth, plant, animal and man (woman :-)"

    So far we grow vegetable, apples, nuts, and raise chicken, sheep, geese, ducks.

    The place we are glad living in (since 2018) has the name that possibly means: "mountain of the senses". In our vision the place shall become a refugium, in consideration of all beings. Also a place to (re)gather energies, heal and flourish, for getting in touch with one self and the realms surrounding and supporting us, for reorientation, and inspiration, for both celebration and mourning.

    Our complete lodestar in German:
    "Als wache Menschen wollen wir den (Ort) gestalten und beleben: rücksichtsvoll im Miteinander und achtsam gegenüber der Würde des Ortes; gemeinsam mit allen Wesen die da leben und unter Einbezug der irdischen, geistigen und kosmischen Kräfte. Wir wollen ein Gefüge erarbeiten, das durch Vielfalt und Beziehung lebt, das die Verbundenheit allen Seins – aller Wesen miteinander, leben und erleben lässt. Dadurch entsteht Heilsamkeit, im Bewusstsein für den Handlungs- und Heilungsbedarf der heutigen Zeit."

    "As awake people, we want to shape and enliven the (place) : considerate in one another and mindful of the dignity of the place, together with all beings who live there and with the involvement of the earthly, spiritual and cosmic forces. We want to help out a structure that lives through diversity and relationship, which allows to live and experience the connectedness of all being - of all beings with each other - thus creating healing, in the awareness of the need for action and healing of the present time. "

    Regarding all those wonderful words, the visions, aims and projections we hold for the future -
    PLEASE NOTICE: we are at the beginning of our project! there is not much "fancy" to see jet (like "elaborate Permaculture systems") but how it all starts! - I just want to make sure the vision doesn't blind reality, we would feel sad and bad if someone takes the effort to come to us ends up disappointed!
    --> At this phase of the project we often need flexibility and placidity.
    --> As a family we have a huge variety of tasks and complexity to manage. We still have to sort out many "background things" to get things going . Also family-life with young kids has its own requirements ... Which means, sometimes we are very consumed with all those tasks. We are a happy, welcoming family, having a great vision and a lot of tasks :-D
    --> Happy to receive you and share our life with you :-)

    We welcome you to share our home, life and daily tasks FULLY with us, this means: Its commodities and responsibilities. By inviting you to enjoy everything we have to offer, we expect you to take also part in everything our life offers us regarding our daily tasks.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    the places spirit and view of the Alpes, quietness, solitude, night sky, nature ...
    our family's spirit.
    Our kids eager to teach foreigners their language :-)
    the holiday region: Bodensee (Lake Constance)

    Learn about Permaculture and bio-dynamic agriculture,
    holistic medicine and Anthroposophy
    The striving for a responsible lifestyle.

  • Help


    All kinds of help is needed and appreciated!
    (really, I can't think of any skill that could not be useful for our project)
    # In the area of buildings, farmyard, ground: different projects of construction and maintenance in various trades: woodwork, welding,
    # Family and housekeeping: three lovely children, help with taming their traces of chaos and dirt
    # kitchen: cooking healthy,
    # animalkeeping: chicken, geese, sheep, a bunny and cats so far
    # help in field and garden
    # : IT, fundraising, publicity, research (permaculture, soil fertility, agroforestry etc.)
    # Enliving the place with art, music, humor and play ... the place and its beings will be gratefull! (I play the Cello myself)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Japanese: Beginner
    Russian: Beginner

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

  • Accommodation


    various possibilities depending on availability: one single room, two shared rooms (2 beds), one with private bathroom. Space for a tent. Shared full kitchen facility and very nice, big common room with a wonderful view and a fireplace. Tree more rooms and kitchen available in summer months.

    During heating saison (winter :-) we ask for more help to compensate for the higher costs.

    Concerning meals:
    Usually we provide for one warm meal a day and the basics for the other two meals. So in the morning and evening we ask helpers to take care of their own meals. A basic supply for all meals is provided by us.
    (for individual, additional needs: There are different (organic) shopping facilities within reach by bike or we can organize transportation / passing by.)

    High quality and environmental responsibility is crucial to us.
    Usually we eat only our own, bio dynamically grown vegetables, eggs, meat, nuts and apples. What we need to buy in addition (grains i.e.) we focus on organic and local production.

    If needed a bike can be lend from us. Also our washing machine. We can provide for bedsheets, blankets etc. but also appreciate a sleeping bag.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Although we live very rural and quiet:
    # in av. 15 min walking distance is public transport available and other infrastructure and shops are in 40-60 min reach by foot / 15 bike.
    # Lake Constance and its surroundings is a favored holiday region, very pituresque and with abundant possibilities for recreation and adventure. There is a well organized (german ;-) and high variety of touristic attractions, natural beauty and cultural facilities.

  • 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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    maximum 5 hours, 5 days a week, 2 days off

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