Enjoy the sound of silence with our lovely horses in the rural life of Otersen, Germany

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  • Last activity: 11 Jun 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    Do you love nature and the peaceful live of a forest? Would you enjoy being surrounded by (wild) deer, horses, sheep, dogs and a cat? Are you ready to support us at our farm? If so, please contact us soon.
    We live in a large traditional country house which was built in 1904 as a remote train station to connect our village with the nearest town. The railroad was already suspended in 1930 but the house was converted into a farm and guesthouse. The place is located in 1 km distance from the village (500 inhabitants) at the edge of the forest. The village "Otersen" has been portrayed by German TV as the "Paradise at the (river) Aller". If you come to our place you would meet Hellmut (the owner), Merle (a former workawayer and just graduated veterinarian) and Sandra (long-term workaway). We are requiring help not only for the ongoing activities but also for making our farm an even better place. There are always new projects we are excited about such as building a chicken house or an outdoor-kitchen.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Activities include:
    Maintanance, building, refurbishing
    Caring for horses, sheep and cat
    4 ,5 hours / day

    Daily tasks will include cleaning the horses' stables, preparing their food, giving them fresh water, grooming them, putting them in their field and bringing them in, cleaning and checking their field, feeding the sheep and the cat, cleaning the house, gardening ...

    For skilled workawayers there are many opportunities for practicing your craft: working with wood, renovating, fencing etc. ....

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Italian: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I would be interested to improve my foreign language skills by learning from workaway guests.

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own private bedroom in a comfortable large house. You will also have access to all other parts (kitchen, living 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 prepared in turns by the host and the volunteer(s).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The nearest train station is located in Verden (15km) with a local bus operating to the village. Pick-up service from train station will be arranged.

  • 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

    Fast Wifi

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is plenty of space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4,5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 735173918823

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