An English speaking break in 'the most beautiful valley in Saxony', Germany

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  • Description

    Description

    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)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours per day, max 25 hours a week












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