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,
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week