Join us near Wittmund, Lower Saxony, Germany and help us in the garden and house



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    *** We are especially searching for workawayers who would like to stay at least from the beginning of June until mid July. ***

    * Do not hesitate to contact us for other periods of time. *

    Hello workawayers!

    We are Melina and Jörg living in northern Germany around 12 km from the North Sea. Together with Jörgs mother we own a house in the countryside. Moreover Jörgs twelve-year-old daughter is here to visit her dad regularly.
    We have some chicken, ducks and budgerigars as well as a big garden.

    The next small town with shopping possibilities, train station, etc. is not far from here and can be reached by bike in less than ten minutes.

    We both have office jobs whereas we like to work in our garden and the house in our freetime. We grow vegetables, herbs and fruits and try to create a cosy home for us and our (soon-to-be) animals. Upcycling is a big talking point here! We do not like standard renovating which undisputed leads to longer working periods. But ... good things come to those who wait! ;)

    Apart from our normal jobs we work or volunteer on different music festivals in Germany and Sweden a few times a year. So we absolutely love music! Our home contains two pianos, a guitar, a ukulele, a child drum kit, a didgeridoo, etc. But unfortunately we are no professionals in at least one of them. :D

    Both of us speak German as our mother tongue, proper English and we are learning Swedish. Melina also speaks a bit French.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are searching for people who are not afraid of sharing the rooms and especially the daily life (very important!!!) with us. You should have an open mind on being a part of our family.
    We do not like to host people who would just like to spend time on their own.

    In case you like to cook or bake we absolutely like to have a taste of your traditional dishes.

    Improving your German skills will be no problem as we gladly would like to help you. On the other hand we are also very interested in catching some new words in your language and in learning something about your culture.

  • Help


    Primary you can help us in the garden and with our animals (watering the plants, lawn mowing, feeding animals, cleaning stables/cages, planting, harvesting and conserving crops and herbs, pulling up weeds, etc.) as well as in the house. (cooking, cleaning, clearing out stuff etc.)

    Furthermore we need help with various building projects (greenhouse, raised beds, furniture, painting, loft conversion etc.) and repair work inside and outside.

    We neef to find people who like to work in a team but are also willing to manage tasks on their own and can take care of the animals, garden and house when we are working on a festival for a few days or on any other trip. But don't be afraid - you will never be all alone!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German, a little Swedish and French

  • Accommodation


    We offer our living room for you to sleep in. You can use our two-person sofa bed. (There is also a living room suite, so no one will have to use your bed during your stay.)

    Sometimes it is also possible to offer a bed in the children's room.

    Bath room, guest toilet, kitchen, dining room and our bar will be shared - also of course our big garden with the garden shed.

    As we are still renovating the rooms bit by bit (and almost only in wintertime when there is less to do outside) you will not find the most modern environment everywhere.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Usually we can only offer a double bed/sofa. So we are searching for a single person, a couple or a mother/father with child.

    Sometimes it is also possible to offer a bed in the children's room.

    Usually we cook fresh, sugar-free, gluten-free and often vegetarian. But you will also find fish and meat on our menu.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Every now and then we have got chicklets. These little ones are just two days old.
We like to grow many different species of chilis and peppers.
both of us on a little boat trip - You can start directly behind our premises.
the North Sea in winter time
our ducks
We often have beautiful sunsets here.
some youngster guarding the entrance and waiting for food
collaborative work in the chicken close
planting wild fruit bushes and renewing the chicken fence in early spring
cooking in the garden
on vacation in Sweden where we got to know Workaway

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