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We are are community of 7 adults and 2 children situated in a very small village in the wonderful woodland of the Thüringer Wald - a nature reserve close to Eisenach.
While rebuilding the old farmstead pretty slowly we endulge in some sideprojects like starting a permaculture vegetable garden, caring for our free range chickens and other small farm animals. All of us are handicraft people that run their business on the site - stonemason, carpenter, shoemaker, weaver, plantdyer. We also run an ecological valuation office and educational services for museums.
We love to have new people around to help us with daily chores and little projects, but we don´t ask you to help us earn our money with our businesses.
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
We are very much into nature projects with 2 professionals working here.
All of us are into living history (viking and migration period) and if you are into that as well and we are off to an event, we are happy to take you along.
We were all travellers at certain times of our lives and love to host people from all over the place to share our life with us for a period of time.
We would be very glad if you invite us to see some pictures of your hometown, family&friend and daily life back home. How is life at the place you come from?
We are looking for the help of workawayers to make small projects in between possible!
Things, that would be great to have but are not really on top of the priority list.
Like a homepage.
Or restoring the huge wooden hot water tub.
Inventing some nice flower spots around the house.
Making something beautiful again.
Cook a dish from your country for us.
See list below what project comes up next or tell us, which one you would like to start!
Apart from that we will ask you to help with daily chores.
This could be a typical workaway-day for you:
Breakfast around 8.30ish
Feeding chickens, collecting eggs
Bring the rabbits from from inside to a new patch of grass in the garden
Move the poultry to a new spot and feed them (and talk to them, so the grow fat)
Work on your project (see list below)
Have lunch with us at 12.30
Enjoy the nature around us hiking, biking, sightseeing, reading, whatever suits you fine
Take care of the animals for the night, help us water the veggies
Have dinner with us
We all cook and do household chores in turn and we expect you to join in easily.
If it is a hazard to our lives to have you as a cook, we find something else for you!
The list of project, that would be great to get done in 2020!
No 1 Restoring the huge wooden hot water tub
some woodworking skills requested - very rewarding because we will love you!
It is fantastic to spend a moonshine-night in a hot-water-tub ´til sunrise
No 2 Break down the wall
One of our nicest spots is blocked by a wall that is easy to bring down but the stones are quite heavy. Good opportunity for work-out!
Time: March 2020
No 3 Expansion of our little berries -orchard
nice little gardening job - raspberries would be top of the list
Time: April 2020
No 3 Painting with natural pigments on our little guesthouse
We have a very small half timbered house that will be our guest house soon.
It needs to be painted with selfmade natural pigment colours - great experience!
Time: April 2020
No 4 Starting a Terra preta compost
We are starting a permaculture veggie garden and are experimenting with really good compost systems. Join in and learn with us how to do it!
Time: March 2020
German, English, Dutch
private room in a house or a cute campingtrailer,
shared bathroom, shared kitchen
There is a lot to see and do for nature lovers as well as for cultural heritage freaks.
Eisenach (6 km away) is a town of 40 000 with famous Art Noveau buildings, cinema, pubs, shopping, museums etc.
It is also THE Reformation town: On the Wartburg castle Martin Luther translated the bible in 1521
We are happy to provide you with information and help youwith transportation.
There is limited bus transport, but we do have bicycles. There are shared rides with us and the village people. And, of course, it is a famous hiking area.
We love to see people that are happy to be away from the big city lights and enjoy time with the outdoors.
Hang around campfire at night, go for birdwatching.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week