Cultural exchange at our up-cycling community in Duisburg, Germany

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    27/07/2022

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  • Description

    Description

    We are an upcycling community consisting of Kim, Torsten, Svenja and Linda , Pieter 6 years and Lotta 3 years. We live on the border to the Ruhr area in Duisburg. The Rhine, surrounded by greenery, is 1 km away and the small town center is only 300 m away on foot. We enjoy living as a community and look for others to bring their ideas and influence. Be part of our family.

    Cultural exchange is one of our reasons for joining Workaway. We all like to travel, meet new people and learn about new cultures. As a workawayer, you are not only a helping hand, but also the gateway to another country. we look forward to hanging out with you, going to your local pub, exploring Duisburg and the neighboring cities together, etc.

    We bought the house 8 years ago with a garden. Our main activities are renovation, creative decoration and interior design and gardening. It is important to us to integrate our helpers, like you, into our community. In the 300 m2 house you have your own room and access to our cozy kitchen, a living room and a shared bathroom. You would be sharing your room with another workawayer. We want you to be part of our community, which is shared alongside working on the projects. In the evening we cook and eat together. Here you can get to know another great project where we save food.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    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

    The Ruhr region is an interesting mix of beautiful wild spaces of forests, rivers and lakes with also metropolitan city culture and industry in Duisburg, and a melting pot of cultures with large Turkish, Italian, Russian and Spanish communities. Its multicultural 5 million inhabitants makes for a very colourful and diverse experience with many unique cultural activities on offer.

    In the region you can discover exotic restaurants, cultural spaces, markets such as the middle age market and many festivals such as Carnival, Park to Shine, CSD and Japanese day. Of course in corona times some things are different...

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Up-coming projects are:
    - building a ladder for our 3m tree house
    - wood work
    - preparing our garden and terrace for the next season including mosaic
    - renovating our floor
    - building some cupboards for the attic
    - and some more.... :)

    For the tasks we prefer creative and technically gifted people, but don't worry here are projets and tasks for everybody. We are sure you can bring in your talents to make our house a colorful place. If you're a hands on mentality maker, that would be nice. Also it is important that you like children because we have three children in our community.

    We are also very happy about new recipes from your favorite dishes.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Russian: Beginner

    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

    The house is over one hundred years old and we try to retain much of its old character. You will have your own room, and access to a shared kitchen, bathroom and living room. If you need more information, please write us.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Duisburg lies in a great position to take excursions to other cities. We are situated just 1 hour from Cologne, and 4 hours bus ride to Paris and Amsterdam. We also have a bicycle you can ride and may be able to take you out for local trips in our car when we have time.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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