Dear friends and lovers of nature,
my name is Janne and my husband is called Josua. We are 28 years old, living with our dog Mila in the middle of the palatinate forest in a beautiful nature and environment near the small city Kaiserslautern. We started to grow our own vegetables last year and are generally working on a self-sufficient lifestyle. Because we started our dream of a happy and relaxed life on a piece of land, which was overgrown for the last 30 years, there is still a lot to do, to make our homestead neat and complete. We are sleeping in a trailer and listen to the magnificent birdsong everyday from dawn to sunset.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Me and my husband made a permaculture design course and are trying to integrate as many permaculture aspects in our self-sufficiency-project as possible. So you could learn about permaculture and how to grow vegetables the natural way. Because we are already self-sufficient with vegetables during summer, you will get the chance to experience the uniqueness of self-grown dishes, where the vegetables are harvested 10 minutes before they get cooked. You never tasted something that fresh, we can assure you!
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We are now in our third year of gardening and there is always a lot to do in our vegetable garden: seeding, weeding, harvesting, spreading our own woodchips, making a liquid manure out of stinging nettles etc. We are sure, you will find your passion in some or the other activity if you like to be outside and working with plants! If you dream about having your own vegetable garden some time in the future, we are sure to teach you the basic principles of gardening.
Beside that, we love to cook but sometimes are also lacking the creativity for new dishes. So if you like to cook, our kitchen will be open for you!
We plan to cultivate an area for different perennial herbs where we could use some help as well as planting young fruit trees and bushes.
There is also always a lot of general maintenance to do such as painting the gate, cutting some branches which are too big or mowing to keep the nettles and blackberries at bay.
Furthermore, we are planning to make our trailer more cozy and comfortable this year. So anyone who is motivated and talented in converting a trailer is very welcome!
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.
You can sleep in our Tipi with a wooden floor, a 1,40m wide bed and mattress in it. We have pillows for you, but please bring your own sleeping bag. There is also a space to set up your own tent. But we could also provide a tent for you as well.
If you come with your own campervan, there will also be a nice spot for you next to our garden.
We have a compost toilet and a warm shower with rain water.
We would like to have the meals together. As already mentioned, we like to cook but are also happy about new tastes on our plates.
Our village has a train station, where you can take a train every hour. To Kaiserslautern you get in 25 minutes via train. In the valley where we live, there is a long cycleway along a small river, which is very popular in the region.
In the evenings, we like to watch the sunset from a small hill where you get to after just 3 minutes walk from our homestead.
We could really need some more hands to let our little paradise grow a bit faster and would love to share our dreams of a sustainable future with you. We would be happy if you are interested and open-minded and don't care if your hands are getting dirty.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week