Learn about animals and basic crafts helping us at our small, romantic place in Thuringia, Germany

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  • Last activity: 16 May 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description



    We are living in a little village called Rohna and running a small farm as hobby with one dog (Lana), one cat (Tabbo) and two older horses (Simon and Pirat) receiving their "Gnadenbrot", we also own a few rabbits and two guinea pigs

    Rohna is located in the state of Thuringia, the so called 'green heart' of Germany.
    It's a really romantic village with about 60 inhabitants, 3 bridges and 1 church, hidden in the green landscape and surrounded by extensive forests.
    The village is 250 km south of Berlin, 80 km east of Erfurt, 150 km west of Dresden und 100 km north from the Czech border. Next railway station is Niederpöllnitz (2 km).

    We need some help in our household, in our small garden and from time to time some support when feeding the animals. We are much interested in other cultures and food and would be glad to introduce you into tipical German every day life. Our hobbies are horses, gardening, spinning and weaving, motorcycling, astronomy, literature and history, etc.

    We would be happy to host motivated single persons but also friends or couples for a minimum of 2 weeks.

    At the moment we're looking for workawayers:
    feel free to suggest any dates

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We offer you the possibility to learn a lot about animals, general maintenance around our farm and basic crafts.
    If you're interested, we can show you how to operate tractors and repair motorbikes (or drive them). In addition we'd like to teach you some german but we'd also like to improve ourselfes.

    For the time you're staying with us we'd like you to be part of our family.

    For us it is all about cultural exchange, meeting new persons and learn about daily life in other countries. (We can't travel that much anymore cause we can't leave the animals on their own).

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Nearly throughout the whole year we are looking for help with our animals like feeding and brushing them, walking the dog and so on.

    Also we need some help in spring (pulling weeds in the garden), during summer (harvesting some hay), and in autumn (rake up the leaves). And from time to time cutting some grass or repairing a fence. Our property is not very big. More important: we need some company.

    In the end there is a lot of general tasks like shopping or cooking, because we take our meals together in the morning and in the evening. For lunch feel free to use our fridge.

    We're asking for around 4-5 hours help a day. But it will be no problem to take a day off for visiting other places of interest like Bamberg with its beergardens.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Normally you will live in our gardenhouse on the other side of the street. With one bedroom (2 beds), one livingroom (with kitchen, 1 sofa), toilet and showers. It might be possible that you will live in our holiday apartment sometimes.

    We provide you towels and hygienic products and mostly any other stuff you're not able to bring with you.
    Also we would like to take our meals together: breakfast and dinner definitely, for lunch feel free to use our fridge.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Rohna is located in a small valley, so you're able to go for a walk in the forest nearby or along the 'Auma', the small river passing through our village with our dog or alone.

    There are also some nice local sights which can be visited in the surrounding villages and towns.
    If you want to we can also visit some sights together or you can ask to go for a motorbike ride. ;)

    Please note that there is no public transport in Rohna execpt 5 school buses/day. The next train station is 2 km away, the next supermarket around 10km. So if you want to leave for a day trip feel free to ask us if we're able to get you to the train station or somewhere else. Otherwise you're free to use our bycicles (there are some really nice bycicle paths around!)

    Bye for now!
    Anne & Manfred & Adrian

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, depending on help needed, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 774758415329

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