Happy New Year to you all.
We are an English couple who now live in Germany along with Purdy the Dalmatian dog, a few sheep, rabbits, hens, ducks, quail, 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.
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)
Help in the house
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.
As well as general help with the garden, chopping wood, and animal feeding; I am looking for people to make some gates
If you can perform a miracle on my barn, that would be great. Its a wooden framed barn with wattle and daub walls.
In previous years helpers have aided in clearing debris, made a new barn door. made a lean-to to house the bins and dug out the duck pond.
English and some German
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
4-5 hours per day, max 25 hours a week