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We - Karen (Teacher, 40), Lilly (now 7) and I (Dirk-Entrepreneur, 42) 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 leave the city and have an own farm in the countryside - just to try. Here now, in the Elsteraue-region, 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 Farm and make it a place for friends an travellers. We like to bring people together. So there are also events like markets, BBQ’s, birthdays.
Beside that, we just got startet to built up a farmstay business for people who need a time out. 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.
Help with Computers / internet
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.
We need help to renovate the Farmbuildings 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 etc.).
Marketing and keeping up website and communication 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.
English, German, some Spanish
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 an 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.
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
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week