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As the garden saison starts now you can be a great help in the garden, but there is also renovation work in the house.
I am a 33 years old freelance journalist and single mother of two girls, studied philosopher with moving life story trying to live an ecologically life, interested in politics as well as psychology and spirituality (yoga), the world and idealistic change-the-world-to-a-better-place-ideas, openminded, warmharted, trying to be a good host, experienced with couchsurfing as host and guest.
Having moved house more than 25 times in the last 15 years I finally found my place to live and grow in the heart of Nürnberg: flat on the top of an old building from 1910 plus attic in which one day I want to build my dream flat using only ecological material.
Close-by I have a small garden, which needs a lot of care in spring and summer.
I live near city center, but forest and nature are also not far. It is very quiet and peaceful in the garden.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Reflect about ecological living,
understand how growing vegetables works,
being creative with reusing waste or stuff found on the streets,
learn how to make new candles out of used wax,
learn how to make unique copies of paper books (diaries, notebooks),
learn how to make your own deo and lip balm,
conserve vegetables and tomato sauce,
listen to storys from my life,
experience hospitality from a open-minded, warm-hearted lady
... or just do some meaningful work and be a great help to a single-mother five days a week five to six hours a day and get a free place to stay and organic food in exchange.
HELP IN THE GARDEN:
I need a lot of help in my ecological garden, caring for plants and building things out of wood.
Good quality wood and access to professional carpenter's maschines can be provided for professionals.
- root out more weeds, cut bushes and trees, seed and water vegetables and flowers
- build a new wooden house for the eco toilet (The old one will not survive 2020 I guess)
- shovel compost from one place to another and build compost boxes out of wood
- build a dream-come-true play house for my daughter out of wood
- build new fences and flower beds
- build new pathes through the garden using stones for mosaic
HELP IN THE HOUSE:
I am about to renovate my flat in an ecological way. What you could do:
- remove blue varnish from door frames
- remove wallpapers, flatten, plaster and paint walls with clay colors
To my flat belongs a huge attic which should become a flat one day (with help of volunteers or monetary luck). I am thinking about building a guest room out of wood and old windows. I think this would also be a nice task, because you could sleep there afterwards and enjoy the view out of the huge window. Also in the attic there are walls to be plastered and painted new.
In summer you can swim in the close-by Wöhrder See, chill in the hammock or visit the best bakery in town which is close-by.
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Different possibilites for you to sleep:
1) huge comfortable couch or mattress in my living-working-eating-room (private only at night, only for some nights)
2) matress in the huge attic (a wooden-textile room-construction or tent could be build by you, private)
4) mattress in the garden house, hammock/tent in the garden (private)
Ideas for free time: visit medieval city center of Nürnberg and historical places, i.e. the former "Nazis", former Reichs Party Area (Reichsparteitagsgelände) is close-by, swim in nearby Wöhrder See or swimming pools, go around with bicycle or public transport, visit flea markets, museums, travel to Fränkische Schweiz or countryside
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
I have wi-fi and you could use it for working. But I prefer the online time to be limited so that you don't sit in front of your laptop the whole day.
25 hours/week (5 hours a day, 2 days off in 7 days)