Hi there! My name is Ruth and I live with my son and our three cute cats in a big house with a nice garden near Frankfurt in a town with 60.000 inhabitants. My daughter and my mother-in-law live next to us.
We live close to Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, Darmstadt and Mainz, where you can see a lot! Sights, museums, The Rhein and Main River, parcs, and more.
I work fulltime and my children are studying and working so we don't have much time for all the things that need to be done in the house and the garden. I love my garden and put a lot of work and effort in it. So I need help in the house and in the garden, for example chopping wood, watering plants, cutting grass, feeding the cats, cleaning, gardening, and so on.
I'm 63 years old and my children are 23 and 22. I work as a administration employee at the government office for youth welfare and love my job. But I have so many things to do and less time so I would be happy for everyone coming to help us. :-)
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Because I don't have so much time for travelling I often stay at home in my garden, so I would be very happy to meet new people from all over the world, listen to their experience, where they come from, what they do. My daughter travellled with workaway a couple of years ago in New Zealand and was very happy with this sort of cultural exchange. We have a really nice garden, it's like holiday, so you can relax in your free time. We also have a piano, so if you want to play, feel free to do it! Furthermore we have a lot of books. If you have any questions, feel free to ask us, we always help you and try to answer them! Besides, it's always a pleasure to improve language skills, for example english and french!
The tasks are not very hard. It's about cleaning the house, gardening, watering plants, chopping wood, feeding the cats - just everything around the house and garden. It depends on the season you stay here. :-)
Together we can do it!
You have your own bedroom with a double bed, a desk and a wardrobe. You will share a bathroom with us. We have two bathrooms and two livingrooms and two TVs there, so you can watch TV alone if you want. We like sitting on our dining table together, eating dinner, talking or playing games. But you have your privacy in your bedroom if you want to be alone! :-)
Mainz, Darmstadt, Wiesbaden and Frankfurt is very close to us, so you can see a lot there. These cities can be reached by train in 10-30 minutes. It's worth seeing it! Shopping, museums, Main Tower, Sachsenhausen, Frankfurt Old City, and much more. We always help you with organization and planning your trip. Just ask. :-)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week