Eco-renovation project with clay and vegetable garden in natural park Eiffel, Germany

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  • Description

    Description

    Tom (31) and me (27) took over the old farm of my grandparents, we are renovating this house which was built around 1900.

    Our aim is to use natural materials to keep the charm and be environmentalfriendly. We are doing most of the work by ourselves, basically everything except some electricity and heating work. The main part is to use clay at the inside as plaster, we are happy to share our experiences with this amazing material with you.

    Further there is the typical farmhouse vegetable garden which we are using again. Our wish is to be self-sufficient with regards to vegetables and fruits, this also includes conservation (jam, pickles, fermentation, freezing...), everything is organic. You are welcome to relax in the garden and eat what is ripe :)

    In the area are great walking trials which are also perfect for mountain biking. We have bikes here which you can use. The farm is in an rural area, the small village is very cozy surrounded by forest and fields.

    I am having a job in Bonn where I am 3 days a week, if you want to escape the village live you can discover the city as well.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Help with Eco project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are in a typical German countryside, however Tom is Dutch and I am German, we both like international surroundings and are open-minded. You will get to know the mix of German and Dutch culture.

    What would you like to learn? We are keen to get to know your interests. Our project is big and we can see which tasks we do together so that you are happy. The work with clay is one major part of the work and we would like to share our knowledge in this with you.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help with many things and you can tell us what you like:
    - building and renovating the house
    - clay plastering
    - wood work
    - painting
    - interior design (designing a kitchen, set-up of rooms)
    - vegetable garden (weeding, seeding, harvesting)
    - fruit trees and shurbs (harvesting, pruning)
    - conservation of all the foods

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German, Dutch, English, French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a guest bed for you in a separate room, all other facilities we are all using together.
    Usually we are cooking vegetarian, sometimes also meat, but we like to experiment and are happy to consider your dietary preferences :)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are regular buses to the next city Mayen, there are all major shops, usually we are going by car once a week. Further local parties are fun to attend or just enjoying nature.
    If your want to come to our place we can pick you up by a near by train station.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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


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