We are a young family living near cologne in Germany. We are both 35 years old and have two children (two boys 3 and 5 years old). We both used couch surfing around the world as hosts and guests. We understand how traveling the world feels and are very curies about the world. We want welcome many people and show our children all kind of ways of life. We are very happy to welcome you. Our children understand English too.
My wife is a professional photographer from Taiwan. She studied art in Australia and works as a translator and photographer. She speaks German, English and Mandarin.
I am an economist and have a small cannabis startup. Company office is located at our home. I do product design and brand development. I speak English and German.
We live in a big house with a garden in a quiet neighborhood. Trains go frequently to cologne.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
In general it’s always great to meet people around the world and exchange experience. We traveled quite a lot and had lots of great experiences. I did a lot of events in cologne, I still have contacts and know what’s going on. My wife can teach Taiwanese cooking, drawing, design and photography. I can teach you a lot about starting your own company and become independent while traveling. We as a family have a healthy lifestyle and teach our children to be open for everything and try our best to raise them with two languages and cultures.
We bought the house five years ago and renovated it and cleared out the garden. We have a big garden and now we want to make it beautiful. It’s mostly about gardening and building. There are areas that need to be cleared. We want to create a play hill for the children. We want to fix an old pool in the garden, creating a wood deck and creating more places to sit around the garden.
We also happy if you can babysit our children so we can have a date night once in a while. They are both easy going and can handle their own business.
On rainy days you can help us with housework and the art projects of my wife.
German, Madarin and English
We have four rooms, guest can use all with a big double bed. Each room have a sink as well with running water. We have 3 toilets and one bathroom. We have a dishwasher and we have two fridges. In the basement we have two washing machines.
We live very close to cologne. One of the biggest cities in Germany. 19min by train, 40min by bicycle.
All supermarkets are very close. You can always can get a lift if we drive into the city.
There is plenty of things to do. Mostly the similar things you can do in Berlin. Enjoying music and parties. There plenty of other cities to reach too, our province is the densest area in Germany. There a lot of bicycle way if you into biking.
We are close to Belgium and the Netherlands too. There are plenty of beautiful cities to visit.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week