Help to run a team space for start-ups in an old Manor House surrounded by nature in beautiful Mecklenburg lake District, Germany

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  • Last activity: 20 May 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    We are a german-french family with 3 grown-up children and Onno, our family dog. After having lived in Berlin for 25 years, we live now in beautiful Mecklenburg in the lake district. In Zahren we have restored a manor house (listed as a monument) with its former horse-stable (a beautiful brick building from the end of 19th century) and its former Milkhouse within a listed park with old trees and orchards with old apple varieties.

    We regularly host start-ups, media companies and corporate teams for offsites, retreats and strategy meetings. The team sizes are often between 15 and up to 45 people. Our guests are international and open-minded, so we are looking for people who are the same.

    We are looking especially for help with the following activities/tasks:

    - Housekeeping
    - Help in the kitchen: prep & service
    - Gardening
    - Building & DIY

    We are paying at least the minimum wage which is currently 12,41 EUR per hour in Germany.
    We would like to host a team of three workawayers at the same time who are willing to stay at least 6 weeks with us and ideally more than two months.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We will be delighted to share our mix Team-culture with you: German-French-Spanisch.
    You can learn German with us or learn how we live in the countryside, our understanding for great hospitality, good cooking, our passion for hosting.
    In addition, the teams that are our guests are usually international, young and multicultural.
    You will surely learn from other workawayers who work and live with you. Everyone having a personal experience and ambitions. We try to match all for a good combination of personalities and skills.

    That seems interesting to you? You can fulfill the needs and are willing to learn more about how to reach high standards in hospitality with the very personal Gut-Zahren touch: professionalism, authenticity and the passion for hosting? Have a look at our calendar and let's talk about all that on a video call ...

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    Mainly you will help us in these fields all depending on your skills and ambitions. We try to match workawayers in order to get the best combinations of personalities and skills during the whole year:

    - Housekeeping: you will help our housekeeping team with cleaning the apartments and public areas and preparing the spaces for our guests. We expect all spaces clean and beautiful when the guests arrive.
    - maintaining the buildings: painting, woodwork...
    - gardening: we have a large park which needs to be maintained: mowing the grass, preparing the different areas for the next season, weeding, watering plants, gardening in the vegetables garden...
    - kitchen: help us in the kitchen cooking the meals for our guests and in service. Once you got more experience, you could take care of the whole kitchen?
    - prep: manufacturing products depending on the season: preserves, jams, liqueurs,

    There is a variety of tasks you can help us with! We can talk about that on the phone before you visit us.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We can accommodate you with other coworkers in a house behind the manor house with a beautiful garden. We are currently renovating the house but a part of it is already finished. You'll have a room for yourself and will share the kitchen and the bathroom with other workawayers.
    The furnishing of the house is quite basic but you get all that a basic housing has with a plus: fire stove in the kitchen, fiber optic internet connection, a garden where you can grow your veggies, with apple, walnuts and prunes trees.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your free time, there are a lot of different outdoor activities in the village or in the surroundings: horse riding, bathing in the lake, cycling, hiking... the countryside is beautiful here but lonely. It is important to know that our place is located in the least populated area in Germany. So, if you are looking for bars and clubs around in your free time, we might not be the ideal place for you ;-)
    If you stay longer, you could visit Berlin or Hamburg, Schwerin or Güstrow or go to the Baltic See.
    If you come with your car you would be more flexible but if not, you can borrow some bikes from us or we will drive you to the next supermarket ;-)

  • 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

    We have created in Zahren a digital TeamSpace for Company Offsite and Workation in the beautiful Mecklenburg with a fiber connection up to 1GB/s. We are very happy to welcome digital nomads!

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    you could park in the garden of the workaday-house, behind the manor house.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 865374899458


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