We are a four person household ( Michael, 54, Katja, 40, and two girls in the age of 13 and 8) and are looking for some support on our small farm 75km from Berlin in Germany. We share our property with a dog, two cats, some chickens, five alpacas, bees and a turtle. We are super new as hosts and heard about workaway because one of Michael daughters spend the last year with workaway projects around the world. We like the idea of giving people from all over the world the opportunity to learn about the German culture, gardening and all parts of our farm lifestyle as well as becoming part of our family life and sharing a nice experience with us. We bought this house 5 years ago and because Michael is doing the farm work alone during the daytime, help is welcome. The village we are living in is very quite but its super easy to get here. We are surrounded by some beautiful forests and lakes. We will provide you bikes and a motorcycle, so you can go for a swim to the closest lake in 10 minuets by bike. Even its a quite village we have some festivals in the summertime around here, of course you are welcome to join them. In general we are very open minded people who are very interested to learn something about your culture, too.
You should stay at least two weeks and than we will see how our working and living mentality fits together.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
If you want we will show you the beautiful nature around our village and of course we can teach you a lot about German culture, also some about the polish, because we are living very close to the polish border. If you want you can join our family life and be part of all events we are having with friend and family. Michael is very focused on traditional and sustainable ways on working at the farm, so you can learn a lot of alternative methods. Making honey and spinning alpaca wool are hobby's of ours, so you are welcome to learn something about it. We will provide you accommodation and food.
If you stay with us, you will have the opportunity of helping in lots of different ways. The most important tasks are gardening and help with small building projects ind the garden. You will also have some responsibility for the animals, especially cleaning and caring for the alpacas. Because both of us are very busy, it would be amazing to have someone who can do the cooking in the evening. Sometime, probably not often, you can pick up the girls from school and help with some homework. We also need some help in our house with some general cleaning stuff. As we said, lots of different kind of tasks, you will definitely not be bored. From our workawayers we expect open minded and motivated personalities. As you might know, its all about communication. So in case there is anything that bothers you, do not be shy and talk with us about it. Because we are not experienced yet we are still trying to find a daily routine. Probably its going to be 4-5 hours of work, 5 days a week. Your helping time will be from 9-12 am and 6-7 pm for preparing dinner, which we will have together.
German, little bit of French and Spanish, English even we still have to work on it ;)
Our property is around 200m long. Our house in the beginning of our garden and at the and your small bungalow. There you will have a lot of privacy with an own terrace, a bathroom and warm water of course, an own bedroom and a kitchen inside. In your kitchen you will find everything you will need for breakfast, so you can organize it for yourself. Dinner we will have together. So lots of space for yourself but anytime you want to socialize you have the possibility to join us, in the evening with playing cards for example.
You will have to share the bungalow with another workawayer, if you are not traveling together anyways.
For your laundry we are having a washing machine, which you can use.
We are living very close to Frankfurt (Oder) and Berlin. If you take a train its just about an hour to Berlin. So you can spend your weekend there and its no problem for you to make your way to our little village. If you consider to join us we will talk about the details via e-mail.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week