I live on my own in a large traditional house which was built in 1904 as a remote train station to connect the village with the next town. The railroad was already removed in 1930 and the house was converted into a farm and guesthouse. The place is located in 1 km distance to the village (500 inhabitants). The village Otersen has been portrayed by German TV as the "Paradise at the (river) Aller".
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Improve/learn German, experience German life in the countryside!
Opportunity to ride horses regularly (dependent on your height/weight and experience)
Visits to local parks: Serengeti park Hodenhagen, wolves park, birds park Walsrode.
Unlimited walking, hiking, cycling and canoing opportunities.
Maintanance, building, refurbishing
Caring for 10 horses and one cat
4 ,5 hours / day
Daily tasks might include cleaning the horses' stables, preparing their food, giving them fresh water, grooming them, changing their rugs, putting them in their field and bringing them in, cleaning and checking their field, feeding the cat.
For skilled workawayers there are many opportunities for practicing your craft: working with wood, renovating a construction site trailer into a holiday home, fencing etc. ....
You will have your own very nice private bedroom or even a holiday appartment (depending on season and avaiability) in a comfortable large house. You will also have access to all other parts (kitchen, sitting room, dining room etc) of the house. There is a washing machine available for your laundry. Although the place is very remote high-speed internet is available.
Free food will be provided and jointly cooked.
The next train station is located in Verden (15km) with a local bus operating to the village. Pick-up service from train station will be arranged.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
4,5 hours a day, 5 days a week