Help with gardening and more at our family home in Thuringia, Germany



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Hey Workawayers, at our primary home, myself, Manja (54), my sister Gisa (45) and my niece (2) live here yearlong. My daughter, Marijke (22) and my son, Malik (30) have left the nest already and are pursuing their goals elsewhere. I am teaching music and history at a highschool a few towns over and my sister is a physiotherapist in Oberhof, a town famous for Biathlon, which is a cross-country skiing winter sport that includes shooting at goals.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We would like to provide travellers with the opportunity to get to know small town life in central Germany, with its rural regions, famous local foods such as Bratwurst ;) and Sauerkraut, and to exchange language skills. Its a good place to remove yourself from the busy city live and find a little bit peace and quiet, some freedom.

  • Help


    We mainly require help with gardening, such as cutting the grass, cutting the hedges and weed the garden. All equipment required will be provided. Also, we'd like to improve our English language skills.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Dear travellers, we life in a quiet rural area in central Germany. Any traveller staying with us would be housed in our holiday home which is about 10min walk from our primary home. The house comprises of a double bedroom, which includes a kitchenette. Additionally the house has a small bathroom (shower) and a front room with a sofa-bed and a woodburning stove. Firewood can be found in the basement of the house. Most work needs to be done in-and around the holiday home, such as cutting the grass and the hedge. The house is strategically placed on a little mountain river, close to several hiking routs, the most famous, the "Rennsteig."

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    During your leisure time their is much to do. Hiking, biking and rollerblading are few of our favourite passtimes. Bikes can be provided. Our region features several castles and ruins (Hallenburg, Wilhelmsburg, Wartburg in Eisenach, etc.). For those interested in riding, there are several riding schools close by. The towns around are very sweet and scenic, well worthwhile a visit (e.g. Steinbach-Hallenberg, Schmalkalden, Eisenach, Erfurt, etc.). Schmalkalden is the next largest city and Erfurt is the capital city of the county. Especially in the summer, it is quite common to chill in/ by the outdoor pools common in Germany. As it it quite a rural area, public transport, in terms of busses, is very slow. However, trains are a good way to quickly get from A to B. We are also happy to give you a lift to places and show you about.

  • 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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 739132736411