Help around the house and gain an insight into pottery and ceramics in Steinberg, East Germany

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  • Last activity: 29 Nov 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    my name is Anngret. After 13 years travelling around as a pottery craftsman, babysitting and studying design in England I went back to my home town. I live together with my family in a huge house at the border of the forest and the little village Wildenau. The house is surrounded by a big garden. We are four people and four generations under one roof, living in seperate housholds; there is my grandmother (85), my mother (61), my son (14) and me (39) and two cats. My son and I are living in one flat.
    I m running a pottery atelier in the house, where you can join me if you like.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Elderly Companionship
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    On my travels around the world as a ceramist craft woman and living in England for 2 1/2 years I was hosted by most different communities and met most different people. This stage of life was very exciting for me and for this reason I welcome foreigners and I am excited to get to know you and your stories.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We start the day at 9 o clock with preparing breakfast for me and my grandmother. We are cooking lunch for all members of the family. You are free to prepare lunch for us at several days of the week. We use to eat altogether. If you have special food wishes let me know.

    I have always lots of ongoing building projects for my home, where I need help. Depending on your skills and preferences you will do different work around the house, manage simple tasks, produce hand made soap. During the warm seasons we also need help with the general maintenance of the garden.

    As an exchange for helping around the house I can introduce you into my work as a potter. There you can learn a bit about my handcraft produce some small objects for yourself and have a try on the pottery wheel.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    We would like to talk in English, German and French with you.

  • Accommodation


    We have a bright, spacious and cosy guest room with a balcony surrounded by the forest. On the high bed, built out of tree trunks, are two matresses and another one underneath. There is a little cupboard where you can make your own tea and coffee.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This is the perfect place for activities in the nature like hiking, cycling and jogging.

    Most beautiful destinations are;
    - beautiful public bath which is open during the summer time (5 min.)
    - a very old and facinating, giant conifer (30 min.)
    - several stone quarries (30 - 60 min.)

    Once a week I join a Yoga group and you are welcome to participate for free.

    To reach the next town where you have connection to public transport, you can go by bus(15 min.) bike (15min.) or I can give you a lift for short destinations.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    If you feel not comfortable to do houswork you can instead support me with some details on my website.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a huge garden and you can stay with your van directly on the border of the forest.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 637277566431

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