Help around my home at a historic watermill and learn German in Northern Germany.

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  • Description

    Description

    My home belongs to a historic watermill situated in a beautiful area about 2 hours drive from Hamburg, Bremen, Hannover and Magdeburg. Our nextdoor neighbours are half a mile away....

    The mill is a convention centre open for all kinds of workshops, but I also organize a number of workshops myself, mostly folk dancing and music.

    Our animals are very important to us, wild boars, cats, ducks, chicken and ponies, though unfortunately we can't offer horseriding because they're elderly or too young ...

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I like to help you improve your German! We are situated in a very rural area, so you can spend your free time walking one of the many nature trails surrounding us, cycling - you can try one of my recumbent bikes, and join in the weekly Scottish country dance evenings or some of the many courses taking place in the mill, enjoy the sauna with the mill pond to dip in or join me on an excursion to some of the interesting places of the area.

  • Help

    Help

    From th 11th of February we need help renovating a beautiful wooden dance spring floor!

    We do have competent regular staff, but as I am very busy with the guests and in the office, as well as organising courses, I need help in my private premises. Jobs include cleaning the house, gardening, general handyman-jobs in my house and garden, and repairing my collection of recumbent bicycles and/or antique furniture. You may also be asked to help feed, care for and muck the stables for our different kinds of animals (including wild boar, ponies, chickens, ducks and cats - or perhaps babysit them to enable me to take a few days off.

    Please note that, due to the nature of my business, working hours will be flexible and will change according to the situation at any given time. But I will take care that you get free time to enjoy as well!

    We do not ask for help with the business

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German and English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Gipsy caravan or cabin in beautiful surroundings about 100m from the house if all guest rooms are taken.
    (Compost toilet is available next to the cabin and caravan but showers are in the house.)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are situated in a very rural area, so you can spend your free time walking one of the many nature trails surrounding us, cycling - you can use one of our bikes, or try one of our recumbent bikes, and join in the weekly Scottish country dance evenings or some of the courses taking place in the mill, enjoy the sauna with the mill pond to dip in or join me on an excursion to some of the interesting places of the area like the famous round villages or to picturesque Salzwedel, an old town once belonging to the powerful medieval trading union The Hanse.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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