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We are a peaceful family (2 children) with a private and creative museum for nature conservation. Help and work is needed mainly outdoor in our natural garden and in our developing wilderness site of appr. 7 hectares (mainly forest and rocks in an old former quarry). But also indoor is a lot to do: cleaning the small exhibition rooms, repairing something or creating/building new interactive stations, graphics or models. The area and the museum are for nature education and for nature protection.
Accomodation would be in a small single room (we have two single rooms for volunteers) under the rooftop of the museum, shower/WC stairs below.
We are located in the tourist region of Bad Sobernheim in Southwest Germany near the railway station "Staudernheim Bahnhof". A lot of excursions and sightseeings are possible.
We are a non-smoking-area and of course totally drug-free.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesGardeningDIY and building projectsGeneral MaintenanceCreating/ Cooking family mealsFarmstay helpHelp with Eco ProjectsHelp around the houseHospitality/TourismLanguage practiceArt ProjectsHelp with Computers/ InternetTeaching
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Help depends on your interest and skills. We need simple jobs outdoor at the natural garden (e.g. weeding) or indoor (e.g. cleaning) , but - if you like - you are welcome to repair some exhibition models or create new models (art work) or small stations indoor or outdoor in co-operation with us. Or you create a new video or photo-show about our topics. We are a small museum with a large outdoor area
2 Single rooms in house, shower/toilet a few stairs below.
What else ...
We always try to keep a good balance between work and free time - for us and for our guests. After work or on free days there are a lot of opportunities in the surrounding: recreation area of Bad Sobernheim (1 km), the wonderful 'Naheland region (surrounding), UNESCO World heritage Middle Rhine valley (30 km) and walking, biking, relaxing directly from the door ...
We are interested in cultural exchange - we welcome all peaceful people. We are a normal family living in freedom and peace, but also busy in life.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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I worked most of the time in garden, sometimes joined the program with children, and sometimes prepared dinner together with the family. Museum is a magical place, full of knowledge and creativity idea. Nearby are wonderful… read more
I mostly worked in the garden and the yard, and had a… read more
The museum and especially forest around is breathtaking. I was enjoying time in the wild. Mostly… read more
This was my first Workaway experience, and it was better than I could imagine. Ursula and Michael are really good people, interresting, friendly and super fun!
The work was very entertaining, some days was little work and others was a bit more. But in both pass it very well! Help Ursula with coffee was wonderful, I… read more
Michael is a knowledgeable, respectable, and intelligent man with great vision and hard working in building this natural museum. I've learned things about nature and gardening that I had never learned before and enjoyed the stay in this museum, forest, and the walk in this little… read more
They put a lot passion in this work, that is really… read more