My wife and me are at the beginning of 40. We live together with our two childen (13/11) in a small village, 40km North of Frankfurt/Main. Our house has a nice garden and view down into the valley.
Important: We live, I would call it, an alternative life. We eat organic, vegetarian food, much of it raw, avoid sugar and superfine flour. Besides a healthy nutrition we are interested in Anthroposophy, building biology, permaculture, raised beds and things like that. We respect you, the way you are, but it might be easier for you if you are interested in this way of life as well.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
The volunteer will be part of our family and we support what he/she is interested in. We hope to have fascinating conversations and get an idea of eachothers way of life. As I`m volunteering in other countries with workaway, too, we are very much interested in this cultural exchange.
The volunteer could learn about beekeeping, as I have 6 bee colonies. Especially about the old methods of honey harvesting, in Germany, called Zeidlerei.
There are many interesting sights arround, which can be visited, like Bad Nauheim, where Elvis Presley lived during his army days. Frankfurt/Main is about 40km away, possible to visit by train. Very close is the famous Celtic archaeological site Glauberg and also the middle-aged old City of Büdingen and some nice castles arround.
And finally the "Bingenheimer Saatgut" which produces organic seeds" is only 5 km away and there is a lot to learn about this important topic as well.
Volunteers can assist us with different tasks according to their skills. As my wife works at home, it would be helpful if the volunteer could prepare lunch in the way I described allready. A drivers licence is advantageous to sometimes bring the children from school. With special building skills there is probably something to be done in and arround our house. We keep the garden mostly wild, but if this is the volunteers passion, there is much possible. We are looking forward to learn from the volunteer about his/her skills, culture and language. So French and English practice for our children would be another task.
!!!Right now we could need help with woodwork, repairing garden furniture, building a yurt, a clay oven or a fence. But if this is not your skill there is still enough garden work to do!!!
The volunteer will have a room for his/herself with a bed and a bathroom. We will offer 3 meals a day, which are vegetarian and (what the dictionary calls) wholefood diet.
From our village there only leave buses, which can be used to get to the train station, from where you reach all important places. As we often go by car, it will be possible to join us sometimes, to easier get arround. The volunteer can also take part of our leisure activities. In summertime there are nice lakes and Swimming pools.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week