Stay at our 200 year old farm next to popular Leipzig, help us to build up a place for visitors and friends. Elsteraue, Germany

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Germany

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    We - Karen (Teacher, 40), Lilly (now 9) and I (Dirk-Entrepreneur, 43) are travellers and outdoor lovers - but were quite busy in our Jobs.
    So we decided to take a break in 2014 and went on a trip one-year around the world. To clear our minds.There we’ve been workawayers ourselfes in South Afrika and liked the way to meet people and learn.

    After we came back, we decided to have an own farm in the countryside - just to try. Here now, we are surrounded by rivers, lakes and a park-like landscape on the doorstep to popular Leipzig.

    We have animals (sheep, cats, chicken, cows next door), do gardening, renovate the 300 years old Farm. We like to bring people together. So there are also events like markets, BBQ’s, birthday parties and family celebrations on our farm.

    Beside that, we just got startet to set up adventuere camps specially for fathers and sons/doughters (see heldentage.net) So any help is appreciated.

    You will be intigrated into a very open minded family, if you like. As you can always have your pivacy. There is lots of room here.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    We have seen the world, so there will be a lot to tell.
    You will learn things you may have never done before ..as we did as we came here. You'll learn a lot about how to use old things to create new things - upcycling and to fix anything out of nothing (Skills left from the old days of east Germany).
    And - how to survive as a Cityslicker running a farm:)

    You get introduced into the german way of life and language if wished.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help tomaintain the buildings and rooms (painting windows, walls, construction etc.). make it look nice again.

    There’s always sth. to do at the garden
    and with the animals (mostly feeding) too. If there’s sth. you never did before…you will get a helping hand.

    If there is an event coming up, you can help in organizing that too (shopping, decorating, guiding etc.).

    Social media is also a task, if this is your subject.
    Or just pick up Lilly (english speaking) from school, cook a meal and help in the household.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private two-story appartement (just renovated) at our House. The large bathroom will be yours or shared depending on the number of guests.
    The kitchen is free to use, food is provided. We offer meals together with the family.
    Sorry, we don't have a TV. Cellphone reception and Wifi works.
    You are invited to relax on our outdoor couches and use all amenities.
    Feel like home.

    We can host 4 people on a max., Children are welcome too.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You’ll find yourself in the triangle of Saxony/ Saxony Anhalt/ Thuringia as a great base for trips in any direction:
    Bicycles and motorbike (no licence needed) free to explore.
    Trainstation: in a walking distance.
    International Airport Leipzig: 50 min by train - an easy entrance to the region.
    We can also give you a ride on our way to work (Leipzig).

    Next door: choose one oft he many lakes (Neuseenland), go sailing, swimming or relax at one of the beaches.
    Take our Canoe for a trip on the river Elster and enjoy the park-like landscape (Elsteraue) around us. You can ride on fine paved cycleways in any directions.

    Leipzig…25 min by train…the popular student-vibe City with its Pub and Club-Culture, Festivals, open minded people. Stroll through the many parks, see fine architecture (also known as Little Paris) or take a canoe and explore the city through the many waterways.

    South: The wine region Salle-Unstrut (40 min) with its River valleys, Vineries, Castles und rolling hills. Great wine tastings!

    The Saxonian Swiss near Dresden (90 min) is a great place for hiking and rockclimbing.

    Berlin… 2h by train

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 615328259584