I live on my own in a large traditional country 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 but the house was converted into a farm and guesthouse. The place is located in 1 km distance to the nearest village (500 inhabitants). The village "Otersen" has been portrayed by German TV as the "Paradise at the (river) Aller".
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around 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.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Maintanance, building, refurbishing
Caring for horses and one 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 cat, cleaning the house, gardening ...
For skilled workawayers there are many opportunities for practicing your craft: working with wood, renovating, fencing etc. ....
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.
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).
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
4,5 hours a day, 5 days a week