Help us with kidscare and home cooking while we reconstruct our old house near Berlin, Germany




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    Hej Hej!
    We are Carla and Hanso plus our Kids Mathilda, Jona Loki and new Baby Lola Lotte plus our friend Julius.
    We started to reconstruct our charming old house in February 2020 an since summer 2021 we live there. As long as the house is not ready we live minimalistic in a tiny house in the garden.
    Hanso is a carpenter and I am an architect so we decided to do the planing and the work at the building lot almost completely without companys. We try to work with natural materials like wood and clay and reconstruct the most environmental friendly we can.

    The house has a big garden wich needs some treatment and even though the neighborhood belongs to a small city it´s in a more village style area surrounded by nature and some canals. There is a lake reachable in 15 to 20 minutes by bike.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    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 like to share our knowledge as an architect and carpenter. You can learn a little bit about that beside getting to know our kids :)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    The work we have takes place inside and outside the house and is very manifold.

    Focus is on:
    preparing family meals/cooking
    bring/pick up kids to/from kindergarden/school
    cleaning house/garden/car

    Can be also smaller tasks in:

    When the kids are at the house the big ones can most of the time play on their own but of cause they are also happy to have new playfellows. For the little one right now it is very important to have some help! Basicly that means carrying her or driving her around in the stroller so we can concentrate on work ;)

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Veggi food and accommodation!!!

    It’s possible to sleep in your tent all summer or in our small caravan from march or april until october or november (depending on the weather). For your tent we provide air beds and sleeping bags if needed. The small caravan has a double bed inside. We have a full equipped kitchen and do the foodshopping for the group. It would be nice if our Workaway likes to cook for lunch. We usually have simple breakfast and dinner. The workaway can eat with us or separate. We have a warm water shower in our caravan/tiny house and an ecological compost toilet in the construction hall.

    We provide bikes for you for being flexible.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You need clothes that can get dirty and if you have please bring safety shoes. If the size fits we can also offer you safety boots. We offer safety glasses, ear protection and tools.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    It’s possible to park on our ground or nearby in the forest.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    25 hours a week. 2-3 days off.

Host ref number: 862984737556