That's us: a young family of four, Auriel and Lea with our kids Baldur and Alvar. Two years ago we decided to take a chance and change our lifes into what we had wanted for some time:
Leave the city (Berlin) and move out into the countryside and start our own project. Living closer to nature and do as much as we can by our own.
We used to live in two old cozy wooden trailers which used to belong to a circus. They are now free to sleep in at our place.
Our Idea was to rebuild an old countryhouse into a guesthouse, B&B, cafe, yoga room, bakery, garden, and so on.
We want to create a place where everyone is welcome and everyone can be as they are.
And we want to do as much ourselfs as we can. Grow food, bake bread, create a tradechain with local farmers, build everything by our own, and much more.
But doing all of that, we still want to enjoy our life, be out in the nature, go swimming, and still travel here and there and don't forget the bigger picture.
We are almost finished with rebuilding the old house and opened our café already and the first guestrooms!
*** we are looking for help at home as childcare/household/gardening help ***
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We have a big garden where we grow some vegetables and fruit and spend most of the time when we are not working.
We try to stick to a daily routine of set meal-times, more or less set sleeping times for Baldur and Alvar.
Lea is a professional german teacher for adults. So everyone who is keen to get some insight into our language, this is the opportunity.
We do yoga from time to time or go swimming in the lake.
Other than building the Guesthouse we try to enjoy the life here in the nature and have some free time here and there. And get the work-life-balance straight.
Berlin is around 100km away and we go there roughly once a month.
But other than that we are always open for new things and suggestions to do or make and are happy to show you around and do some nice trips.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We started to create our place out here in the countryside so there are a lot of tasks in many different varieties.
There is DIY, gardening, childcare, household, and so on.
We are happy to show you what we do and can do. But we are also very interested in you showing us your skills.
For example we are very interested in learning about permaculture, maybe redesigning our garden into that.
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For everyone how wants to stay with us we built a wooden house with two rooms and a double bed each.
So there is a nice private space for you.
The kitchen and bathroom facilities have to be shared.
We like to cook and use all organic ingedients and like to have all the meals together, nevertheless everyone can have their own mealtime.
There is a car which you can use to explore the environment, but within walking distance there are lakes, fields, forest, you can go hiking, cycling, swimming, boat riding, etc.
The train to Berlin goes every hour from the next town 20min away.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have a steady wi-fi which allows every task up to a videocall - just watching movies, playing games oder up-/ downloading big data is tricky. But eventually the german countryside will have a proper internet connection!
We'll get your camper parked somewhere!
tell us with which pet you are travelling and we are trining to find a solution!
More than two
around 5 hours/day, 5 days a week
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