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Learn to brew homemade beer and help us with daily life in Traben-Trarbach, Germany

  • Germany
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  • Last activity: 03/02/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi!
    We are Inga, Florian and Philea. We have recently moved to Traben-Trarbach in an old house and are busy with all the possible jobs. Inga is a web developer (in home office), Florian is a social worker, and Philea is an energetic toddler. Philea was born in September 2019. So you can count her age by the moment of your possible stay.

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    We have an availability for one more person starting from the end of February 2023. We really need someone with cooking skills.
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    We prioritise requests from workawayers who can stay for at least two months! Minimum required is two weeks stay. But the longer the better :)

    In spring and summer there is a lot to do in the garden. When the weather is good, it is very pleasant to stay outside.
    During winter we will do some preparation work for the garden: building and preparing patches, cleaning up old plants, planning and experimenting with landscape, upcycling pallettes.
    We also need help with further renovations in one room and in our storage house.
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    We brew our own beer (in small amounts for private consume). And we have lots of friends visiting us every other weekend. We are active in couchsurfing, bewelcome and warm showers. So we often have guests.

    As we are getting an Au-Pair starting from April 2023, childminding well be less of a job for the workawayers.
    Weekends are usually the busiest days for workawayers, because either we can show you lots of stuff that needs to be done, or we want to rest and the workawayers have take over the child care, or we have a brewing day, or a day of bottling the beer. Workdays are usually relaxed for workawayers as we work and Phili goes to the kindergarden. Sometimes, when Phili gets sick we need more support with child care during workdays. Such cases are compensated by pausing all other projects, unfortunately.

    We would be very happy to have people who have some experience with renovations and gardening. At the moment we are renovating a room for guests. There are lots of potential upcycling projects. Landscaping the garden is a big wish. Next we might start to repair the walls of our storage house. Helping hands are welcome!

    If you stay with us, we try to make it feel like a "Wohngemeinschaft" (aka WG); everyone does his part of work to make living together comfortable, cosy and fun.

    A couple of years ago we were world travellers and a bit nomads ourselves. In 2013-14 we have spent one year hitchhiking through South America. We have been all around Europe. We lived four months in South-East Asia working remotely and travelling. We were sleeping in a tent and couchsurfing to save money while travelling. And we were workawayers ourselves twice during our South American adventure. We can share lots of stories, advice and experience. We are happy to host travellers now to receive a glimpse of adventures we once undertook ourselves.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    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

    We will definitely manage to organise a brewing day, so you can learn the process of brewing beer.
    You can practice your German with us. We also speak English of course.
    Frankfurt-Hahn airport (former Ryanair base) is just 20 minutes drive away. Ryanair still has quite a few flights to Latvia, Spain, Portugal, Italy. 1-2 times a month we can plan a longer weekend for you, like 3-5 days in a row, so that you can take a short trip somewhere further away, like a trip to Belgium with a train or a flight to Riga.
    There is a lot to do in the surroundings and lots of cities to visit nearby. So you won't be bored.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Our daughter goes to a kindergarten until 4pm. Afterwards, she goes to her grandparents. We need someone to play with her or go to the play ground nearby when she comes back around 6pm.
    We are also happy to have people with gardening skills. Some help in house renovation is also appreciated: painting walls, moving furniture, etc. Cleaning can also be done. It is all pretty flexible. We will see according to your skills and wishes.
    There are certain tasks that you cannot avoid, that are mostly connected to the household. We try, however, to share the responsibilities fairly and have weekly cleaning scheduled tasks that also we (hosts) are responsible for. Some household tasks, like emptying dishwasher, for example, are Workaway responsibilities only.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You most probably will share a room with someone. We usually host two-four workawayers at the same time. If you are a couple, we'll try to provide you a private room, but no guarantees.

    Shared room is a hostel style with one normal bed and a bank bed. Other (private) room has a futon double couch-bed. You also have an option of sleeping on a good mattress (20 cm high) that lies on the floor. The rooms are simple and simply renovated, but quite spacious.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a lot to do in the region. Most popular activities here are hiking and cycling. We often go for trips with our car on weekends, so you can join us.
    You can travel easily with a train to Trier, Luxemburg, Koblenz, Cologne.
    If you are looking for flights to get to us, check out connections to Frankfurt-Hahn first. We can easily pick you up from there with a car. (Don't mix it up with Frankfurt international.)

    Then check Luxembourg and Cologne, from there you can easily reach Traben-Trarbach by train.

    Frankfurt international is not the best, but also possible option. It will take longest to get from there to us by train, about 4 hours.

  • 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

    Inga works online herself. We have a decent wifi connection.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 838344472614

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