Stay with our lovely family in the beautiful village of Arrenkamp, Germany

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  • Last activity: 10 Feb 2024



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  • Description


    Hello, we are a family consisting of Doris (mum), Marie (me, who has moved out to study but still visits on weekends), my siblings Noah (who is going to move out in October 2022 to study), Sarah (who starts in August 2022 a year in Canada as an exchange student), Johanna, Paula (aged 11 - 21) and my mum's boyfriend Axel. Oh, forgot Tessa the dog, three cats and a few chickens. If you love harmony, happiness and fun as much as we do then you could be the perfect workawayer for us... It might be a little busy and chaotic at times but I promise you, it all pays off! Our house is set right at the edge of a magical wood in the beautiful village of Arrenkamp. There are two train stations close by, one in Lemförde (15 min by car) and one in Bohmte (also 15 min by car) from which you can get to Osnabrück or Bremen within an hour easily. Bigger cities are also not too far, for example Hamburg (2.5 hours by train), Amsterdam (3 hours) and Berlin (4 hours).
    We would really love you to help us with all sorts of tasks around the house and in exchange offer a wonderful experience with us!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As mentioned above we are a lovely family and a stay with us might be challenging but is very rewarding!
    You can learn German, practice your gardening skills, learn about the German culture, meet some nice kids (and also some grown ups), explore the forest and have a lot of fun!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    We need help around...
    ... the (vegetable) garden. It is beautiful but we can not keep up with the weeding, the harvesting or the planting. We also have some chickens running around who would love some of your attention (currently they are in need of a new fence for their outdoor enjoyment) :) If you have experience with paving ways, we are also looking to pave a little trail to connect porch with shed.
    ... the house. We have done a bit of remodeling but there is still a lot of work concerning the renovation, for example we are turning an old stable into a workshop and a music room. If you are especially handy or interested there is also an old construction trailer that could use an interior upgrade and lots of other creative diy projects. We've got lot's of powertools and a nice workshop but we could really use your experience, knowledge and know-how.
    ... the household. My mum is handling it quite amazingly but from time to time five kids, a home office and the other thousand things she has to do get in the way of some tasks like cleaning, cooking, shopping,...

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We live in an old farmhouse and you would be sleeping in our beautiful guestroom upstairs. It could happen that workawayers overlap. You would then have to share the room, but we try to avoid overlaps.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The village is very quiet and peaceful, but as already mentioned there are train stations around and cooler cities nearby! If you want to take a weekend off to explore the surroundings, a bike is definitely available and people also may be able to give you a ride in the car.
    The Dümmer lake nature reserve is close by and can be reached by bike.
    You are welcome to join in with any activities we do, either as a family or individually, for example playing board-games, bouldering, jogging or ice skating in the winter.
    We usually don't have breakfast together during the week but on the weekends we often eat together in the mornings. Lunch is often just a sandwich, some vegetables or fruit but sometimes we also eat warm for lunch (not necessarily together). In the evenings we always (almost always) eat together, often warm but sometimes also just leftovers.

    A few more infos:
    - eco-friendly household
    - organic food (vegetarian is no problem)
    - no drugs/alcohol

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 889278541461

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