Stay with our family, practice your German and help with renovations, child care and conversation in Meura, Germany



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Dear traveller,
    we are a young family with two small children and live in a mountain village in the Thuringian Forest. Right next to the largest drinking water reservoir in Germany, surrounded by woods and meadows where the horses of a stud graze, we live in the middle of the most beautiful holiday region. There are numerous possibilities for riding, cycling and hiking. In winter there are also some skiing opportunities and nature lovers can discover many beautiful places away from mass tourism.
    We ourselves enjoy travelling and are happy to meet new people.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    With us you can gain some practical experience in building and renovating. We will guide you, but you will also work independently for a while.
    You can practice your German with us and also get to know some treasures of German songs. If you play a musical instrument, we can make music together. As accommodation we give you our holiday apartment with its own kitchen, which is particularly cosy due to an old tiled stove. A beautiful environment is waiting to be explored. We are happy to lend you a mountain bike or our hiking maps for your adventure trip. Around the dam there are vantage points, small restaurants and cafes to stop, museums and two mines to visit.

  • Help


    We renovate our house and are happy to have help with simple activities such as painting, wallpapering, panelling, sanding, clay plastering, furniture rooms, gardening, help with normal housework and childcare. We are happy to improve our English and would like to learn some Spanish.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will live in our fully furnished apartment on the ground floor, which is equipped with a cozy tiled stove and a private kitchen. There you can retreat, if you like.
    We provide fresh, ecological and mostly vegetarian food. There are often two warm meals a day. For breakfast we fill your fridge in the apartment, the other meals we usually take together.

    Du wirst in unserer komplett eingerichteten Ferienwohnung im Erdgeschoss wohnen, die mit einem gemütlichen Kachelofen und einer eigenen Küche ausgestattet ist. Dort kannst du dich, wenn du magst, zurückziehen.
    Wir sorgen für frische, ökologische und meist vegetarische Kost. Es gibt oft zwei warme Malzeiten am Tag. Fürs Frühstück füllen wir deinen Kühlschrank in der Ferienwohnung, die anderen Mahlzeiten nehmen wir meistens gemeinsam ein.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our house is a place to arrive and a good starting point for exploring the surroundings on foot or by bicycle. There are buses in the village, but they are on the road for a long time and do not travel very often. We can take you with us whenever we go somewhere or pick you up. But the best thing for you is to be mobile yourself. Or you prepare yourself for a contemplative stay. In our house there is no television, but Internet and many books, a guitar and inhabitants who appreciate philosophical conversations about God and the world.
    A lot of time with the family is important for us. In our fast-moving society, we want to convey consistent values to our children and find ways for us to enjoy as much freedom as possible.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours/day, 5 days/week

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Host ref number: 718722413189