Cultural Exchange at Our Up-cycling Community in Duisburg, Germany



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are a Up-cycling community, made up of Kim 29 (educator), Torsten 34 (student), Kerstin 24 (student), Wiebke 29 (nurse), and Pieter 2 years old (troublemaker). We are living at the border of the Ruhrgebiet in Duisburg. The Rhine, out in the countryside is 1 km away and it's only 300m walk to the city center. We like to live as a community and are looking for others to bring their influence too.

    Culture exchange is one of our reasons for hosting on workaway. We all like to travel, meet new people and get to know new cultures. As a work away you will not be only a helping hand but also the gateway to another country. We are looking forward to hanging out with you, having a beer together in the evenings, going to the local pub, exploring Duisburg and the neighbouring cities together, etc..

    We bought the house 3 years ago with a garden. Our main activities are renovating, creative decoration and interior design and gardening. It is important for us is to integrate our Helpers, like you, into our community. In the 300 m2 house you will have your own room and access to our cozy kitchen, living room and shared bathroom.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project

  • 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.

  • Help


    One of the main aims for us in 2018 is to create a beautiful and functional garden. We dream to have a conservatory, summer kitchen, treehouse and vegetable garden. So if you're technically skilled that would be a big plus [but don't worry if you're not so much- neither are some of us ;) ]

    We hope that every helper will bring their own unique flavour and talents to the house to make it ever more colourful place to be.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German English French

  • 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.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Kim, 29, great mom and creative do-it-yourself handyman. Unfortunately the pig does not live with us :(
Kerstin, 24, loves to travel and to spend time outside with friends.
Wiebke, 29, enjoys the sunny days of life and more or less serious conversations
Christmas Time - Special time :)
The kitchen which Kim has build and decorated on her own with a lot of passion and love
Our living room where watching TV can easily turn into a nap

Host ref number: 841143818232