Enjoy the countryside of Ostwestfalen in an old farmhouse surrounded by organic fields and lend us a hand arround house and garden, Germany



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    We are Antje and Matthias, a married couple, who owns a part of a big old farmhouse from 1850, situated on the outskirts of the village of Werther near Bielefeld.
    There are two other families living in the building in a close neighbourhood.
    Matthias is a joiner and I work as a music teacher nearby. Beside teaching violin I love playing irish trad. music.
    We have a cat who is mostly outside of the house . In the backyard we have an old construction trailer that we intend to finnish rebuilding it this summer.
    We also want to create a new herb garden arround the construction trailer.
    Our children are adult an live in Augsburg and Berlin,

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our english is not the best so we will talk mostly in german -a brilliant place to practise the language. You can learn gardening and handling with wood.
    Cultural there are many interesting cities arround our village : Bielefeld, Paderborn, Osnabrück or Hannover, where you can travel by train or by bus. We will give you enough leisure time to explore the surrounding area.

  • Help


    It would be great, if you are skilled or interested in handicraft activities.Matthias can always use help for his woodworking - (he is a good guiding force!). Furthermore there are many other things to do in the house or in the garden: painting and renovating the rooms or mowing the lawn.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Our home has 5 rooms, 2 bathrooms and a open kitchen where you can prepare your meals whenever you want and you are always welcome to cook and eat together with us.You will have your own room in the 1st floor. Matthias smokes, but not inside the house, so if you smoke too, please do this only outside.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our house is about 10 min walk from the next bus station in Werther. The bus runs every 15 min to the city of Bielefeld. There you will find shops, cafes, museums, cinemas, art gallerys, theater, librarys and many sights.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 843578448951