Gardening and farmstay in Lower Saxony, Germany

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  • Last activity: 04/02/2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    My husband Bernd (55) and I (51) run a small cattle farm near Göttingen.
    When I first read about volunteering I was immediately interested. We used to have a house full of young people. Since two of our three daughters (28,27,19) have moved out I miss the hustle and bustle, the company and their helping hands.
    We are now 62 and 59 and looking back at 11 years with great experiences with workaway!
    I neglected my workaway account due to health issues an then because of the Corona situation. That´s why my reply rate is low.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We speak a very proper German because in this area is no typical idiom spoken.
    During spring I can teach you to cook witn socalled "weeds", like nettles, goutweed, dandelion and so on.
    If you are interested in self-sufficiency, you may help with butchering chickens or pig.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    I am looking for helpers from mid-April till mid-May for planting and seeding vegetables and flowers for both, my self-service flower field and a vegetable field where I rent small allotments to other people

    During summer there will be weeding, harvesting and preserving fruits and vegetables, helping with .fencing, feeding, general farmwork or housework

    Besides, there is always something to do like tidying up sheds, cleaning, some painting and so on.

    In general, the work schedule depends on the weather, but no more than round about 25 hours/week.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We offer a seperate room, separate bathroom, all meals together with the family.
    We don´t expect you to cook meals (but if you really like to, it´a differentnt thing :-) ), but I´d like you to share some recipes from your country.

    Smoking is allowed only outside,

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The landscape here is very nice and there are paths for walking and cycling (a bike is provided).

    However, we live in a rural area and there are no shops and pubs within walking distance which is why I prefer hosting couples or friends to give boredom no chance.

    On Tuesdays my husband can take you to Göttingen, the nearest town, for sightseeing and shopping.

  • 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

    Internet flatrate, Download 25 MBit/s, Upload 1 Mit/s. WLan, but maybe you have to work from our livingroon instead of your room.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected


Host ref number: 696312914771

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