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

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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 built 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. 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
    Summer 2018 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. We renewed the heating system which runs by wood and the sun.
    At the moment we build the official kitchen.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    At the moment we build a conserving kitchen for wasted food, where the main focus is . We have lots of ideas and material to build some good furniture’s 
    Daily work in the garden or house- so you will have many options to get creative.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Russian: 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

    We have a separate room for you (20 square meters) and the living room is also an open and friendly place. Or you camp in the garden. Usually we cook vegan for Sebastian. Ela eats everything. Which is nearly completely organic food, lots of own vegetables, spreads, jam, bread, juice, nuts... We try to eat consciously and put our money as much as possible into the house and renovation.

  • 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

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • 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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