Help us renovate an interesting old building for our home and non-profit intercultural association in Waldheim, Germany



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    we are an afro-european family with 3 kids renovating an old fantastic object from 1900 and re-creating a meaning for it. It was a famous house with a huge jugendstil dance hall and went later through a lot of changes in the GDR. after being deserted for around 20 years we took the opportunity to put it to life again. now we are slowly renovating it part by part. We are both artists (musician, dancer) and we share our house often with many people. thats why we want to share our experience also with workawayers, who are interested in cultural exchange and in learning new things as well as in sharing their own experience with us. We believe, that interculturality it is the best form of education: an experience of interaction, which everybody can enjoy. mainly we work with volunteers from different countries, which can improve their skills, and bring in their own knowledge. the work combines creativity with crafts (maison works, painting, finishings, tiles, clean up, gardening...) and in this way we try to create a common space of understanding, improvising, looking for solutions, doing the works together and also finish them. the expected help is not for any future business.
    our dream is, that everybody helping us to renovate the house should find fulfillment in what he/she is doing and get involved in the whole thing - by loving to create while helping. creativity (or creative work) is a key to happiness and fulfillment for us.
    we are just near the river Zschopau, where we have a bathing possibility, wonderful nature and touristic attractions around. and of course there are also our 3 wonderful kids, who love visitors and will be your helper and guide wherever you want to go...
    we prefer children-friendly volunteers, who are also able to help and to interact with our children in the age of 8 - 11 years.
    our volunteers are expected to participate in tasks with us for ca. 5 hours a day. we will host you in our family, you will get a double or single guest room with own bath/toilet. we welcome volunteers for a stay of any long time. for more information you can ever contact us by email or phone. we speak czech, german, russian, ankole, rwandese, english, polish, luganda, croatian/serbian, and a bit of indonesian and italian/french

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Art Projects

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    learning craft skills, getting experience in renovating an old house, getting inspiration for later own projects, learning languages and meeting people, cultural exchange while interacting with our intercultural family, travel to cultural heritage of dresden and leipzig, meeting the african community (migrants) in waldheim, meeting locals, visiting nearby castles and museums...

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    painting, plastering, cleaning up, garden tasks, smoothening renovated walls, repairing, organising rooms, carrying things, putting tiles,... works needed when renovating a house or building. but all tasks can be learned directly, there is no need of having many skills, but a need of being capable and interested in learning them and a need of a general interest in work.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Czech: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Croatian: Fluent
    Luganda, Ganda: Fluent
    Polish: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent
    Kinyarwanda (Rwanda): Fluent
    Serbian: Fluent
    Indonesian: 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


    single or double guest room with bath and toilet. we have free wifi. food will be with our family, but there is also a kitchen available ...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    on free time you can do a lot of things around. there is a train and bus connection to everywhere, we can help with the car if needed. burg kriebstein is a walking distance away as well as many nice places, forests...

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    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

    free and good wifi available

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    enough space for campervans available

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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