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This year we need someone to help us prepare the house for sale. We want someone to help us sell some of the contents online and directly, so a good knowledge of German is essential. We are an English couple who now live in Germany along with Purdy the Dalmatian dog, a few sheep, rabbits, hens, a big veg patch, lots of fruit trees etc. We are in an undiscovered part of Germany east of Dresden. The village of Cunewalde is said to be the most beautiful valley in Saxony. Lots of walking/cycling through forest trails and open fields. Bautzen (a wonderful medieval town) is a 20 min bus-ride away. Berlin 2 and a half hours by car and Prague a little closer.
Having people to stay is great. We are used to a big family (all back in the UK) We also had language exchange students for many years. You will also have, of course, your own room.
We tend to work for the first few hours of the day, then break for breakfast at 10.30. We then work again or we may take you out for a trip, or have free time (in the hottest bit of the day. Evening jobs lasting an hour or so sometimes, then a family meal. A total of four to five hours a day but we are VERY flexible. This pattern suits us well...there are other tea and cake breaks so you will not go hungry!
I need you to be willing to do the four or occasionally five hours of work daily, that I ask of you without supervision as I have a part-time teaching job. (Peter is home if you need to check on anything)
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We are Brits living in a beautiful bit of Germany....We have found out a lot about the area we now live in and enjoy sharing that knowledge with our guests.
This year we need someone to help us sell our stuff. We need a German speaker to help us sell online and directly. We are also preparing the house and garden for sale, so lots of sorting out and making things look good. As well of course with taking care of the animals and gardens.
Volunteers can be accommodated in the house. We have separate accommodation for people staying including the use of a separate bathroom. We also have a caravan for people who would rather stay outdoors.
We are very friendly people, however if you're hoping to learn German from us then you'd be disappointed. We have German friends who speak little or no English and communicate with them in pidgen German or sign language. It works for us.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4-5 hours per day, max 25 hours a week