Smallholding & horses, music- and hippo-therapy, children choir
We are Michael and Gudrun Koch. To our family belong Mucki, the donkey, 2 horses, mini pigs, goose, dog, cats and chickens and very much also the local kids that come to the lessons for music, singing, riding and to the seasonal children camps, - a unique adventure that provides the chance to spontaneously discover and explore the natural riches of nature in our rural valley.
Our own 5 children are establishing now their own families and the beautiful timbered house is happy to shelter people who wish to meet the harmonious balance of culture, nature and creative education.
Activities reach from work in the smallholding, ground maintenance, in- and out-door activities with children, music lessons, children choir, horse education/natural horsemanship up to hippotherapy and musictherapy.
Nestled into the hills at the edge of the village, the pastures and the forest are echoing the music of the creek that jumps down through the garden where the chickens are watching us while we enjoy our meals under the walnut tree.
We happily welcome workawayers for longer periods of time to share our knowledge, which reaches from University head of a research group on environmental chemical analysis down into the farm stable. In other words: to share the joys and challenges God is sending us on our way to contribute to this planet's beautiful future.
Our approaches are inspired by science, agricultural and pedagogical experience, brain-friendly education and discoveries about personal development.
We speak English and German as well as flawless Swabian dialect.
Currently we need assistance in repairing and renovating the mini pigs stable and a fence. Help with cutting wood for the winter time would be very much appreciated.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
You can improve your English or German language skills and find close local contacts, agricultural experience, making music, discuss about science, innovative educational approaches and experience cooking grandmother's local cuisine with fresh vegetables.
There is work in the stable, on the pasture, in the forest, house and kitchen
If you like to engage in activities with children, inquire what's on during the season you wish to come.
We are looking forward to hear about your passions.
WIFI; single room, own bathroom; shared kitchen, pianos, hapsichord and other musical instruments, bikes, bus stop, next town 20 min by public transport, Stuttgart 30 min.by car.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week