Help with renovations to our self-sufficient home at the Lake of Constance, Germany

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a small family with big plans- A house close to the Lake of Constance, wants to get renovated, believed and filled with beautiful people, encounters, art and laughs.
    We dream of an ecological zero energy house, self-sufficiency with our garden, with a kitchen were we recycle unsalable vegetables from organic farms around. With lovey rooms to get creative- like one big yoga/dance room, a workshop for art, wood and furniture works. Another one for electric and steel construction… The walls want to get isolated with straw balls and plastered with beautiful paintings. Sebastian started to build an elevator to get materials easily to the 3rd floor and roof. For the renovation we use 2nd hand materials or waste as much as possible.
    Sebastians passion is experimenting with all kind of stuff- and this is very productive. He plays with his 3d printer or the cnc machine- so that we can build special devices. He works as service-technic in a farmer service company. If he can stay home to realize all our projects he is a very happily human.
    Emanuela is a vegetable gardener who also learned in a seed-breeding company and loves to care about her plants. She likes to do the construction work at the house if she has time. At the moment she cares about Amelie our sweet and uncomplicated baby. Emanuelas first profession was to be a music and movement teacher. We are very open-minded and curious about people from other cultures. Exchanging philosophies and music is one of our favorite relaxing hobbies.
    What we´ve already done
    Last summer we renovated our roof completely - so that it is dry and we can use the attic. We built a large woodshed and a greenhouse. We started the garden, so that we have own vegetables, seeds and herbs (also for medicines). Sebastian set up two workshops- one for electronic devices and one mainly for steel. Now it´s time for the heating system which runs by wood and the sun.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    -Enjoy the lake of Constance
    -Learn about professional organic gardening, growing vegetables and seeds
    -Learn how to expand the self-sufficiency, with oil, bread, antipasti
    -Creative cooking
    -Making music (violin, guitar, piano) with literature and improvisation
    - Many technics at the construction work, like building a roof, create a heating system, painting, plastering, electric installation, water and sanitary
    - Mechanics from welding, about working with an angle grinder, a lath, to fix a car or tractor
    - Programming microcontroller

  • Help

    Help

    At the moment we work on our heating tubes, which we renew from plastic to copper. There you could help isolating, plastering… next will be to build a conserving kitchen for wasted food. We have lots of ideas and material to build some good furniture’s  and we want to build a very beautiful green house in form of a geodome.
    Daily work in the garden or house- so you will have many options to get creative.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German, English, Russian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You can choose to live in the flat with us and have your own room, or to take a separate floor, which is unrenovated but has a lot of space and freedom. Or you camp in the garden. We cook vegan for Sebastian, while Ela eats everything- that means you can choose whatever you like.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live 15 km away to the lake of constance in a village with good bus connection. And wonderful landscape around us, which you can explore by food, bike, ebike of us and sometimes with us. We also have a smaller lake close by. If we have time, we like to make music, sitting close to the bonfire, playing board games or baking cakes.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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


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