Join us on our cooperative farmstead and help with small side projects in Thuringia, Germany



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  • Description


    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Help with Computers / internet

  • 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

    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?

  • Help


    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

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German, English, Dutch

  • Accommodation


    private room in a house or a cute campingtrailer,
    shared bathroom, shared kitchen

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 793475498927