Little horse farm in the Eifel, near Nürburgring

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Germany

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a couple living in one of the most beautiful places of Germany, the Eifel. We share our little farm with two cats and seven horses, three of them adults, two youngsters and two foals.
    We are looking for someone to help us with all the work around the animals, including stablework, education of the young horses, excercising the old ones and playing and cuddling the foals and the cats. We also need help around the house and garden.
    Our farm is located in the literal "middle of nowhere". The village consists of two farmhouses, the next villages, not very much bigger, are about two km away through the forest. So living here is very relaxing, but never boring.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    You will learn a lot about horses, and experience to live with horses as friends and partners, not as tools for sports.
    If you want to improve your German, it will be helpful that I used to work as a teacher for German as a foreign language.
    I work as a hoofcare practitioner and saddle fitter, and if you are interested in learning about it, you can assist me and I will teach you everything you want to know.

  • Help

    Help

    Daily feeding of the horses, cleaning stable and paddock, fence building and repairing. Help with housekeeping and cleaning.
    We grow our own vegetables for private use, so we need help for gardening, lawn mowing, cutting hedges etc. Also picking fruits and cooking jam.
    The firewood for the winter has to be sawed and chopped (by help of machines of course).
    Like every old house, our house is always under construction, so there are still rooms to be papered and painted, wooden floor to be laid etc.
    Of course you will not have to do all of these things, it is all dependend on your skills and interest.

    Our adult horses are mostly retired and the young ones are in a difficiult phase. We don't have a horse for unexperienced riders at the moment so we cannot promise you an opportunity to ride.

    If you are a very experienced rider with a soft hand maybe you can help us educating the young horses. Experience in Natural Horsemanship, groundwork and dressage would be great.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have your own room in the first floor, and as long as there are no other guests in the house, you will have a bathroom for your own.
    We do cooking and housework together and have all meals together, if possible.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The region Eifel offers a lot of opportunities for outdoor sports like hiking, cycling, trail riding. The landscape is quite montainous and full of varieties: forest, heath, moors, volcanic lakes etc.

    Especially our district has got a very low density of population, that's why people call it "Little Canada".

    The next town (Ahrbrück) with supermarkets and a train station is 10 km away. From there you can reach the bigger cities Bonn and Cologne.

  • 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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

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