We live in a little village with about 80 inhabitants in the south of Germany close to the Swiss-border.
A german-swiss couple (Christine and Raphael) and two children (15 and 19 years). Our older two children (24 and 27) moved out already.
We have a small farm with: some cows, 4 horses, 2 sheperd dogs, 2 goats, about 10 chicken, 2 dugs, 2 rabbits and 3 cats.
Also there is a garden in which we mainly grow herbs and berries. On our fruit meadow we have apple-trees and other fruit-trees like plum trees.
During the summertime, the cows are mostly outside on a pasture.
At the moment we have one very nice cow that gives milk. We only milk her by hand. Besides from drinking it we use the milk to make yoghurt, quark and sometimes cheese.
Due to our animals, we have a hard time travelling, so we are happy to welcome people from all over the world at our home and learn about your culture, ideas, food and language.
Since we both have part-time-jobs outside the house, we could need some help on our small farm. All animals are well treated and tame.
If you are interested in horse-training you can observe it once a week.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
So if you love animals and staying at the countryside, you are very welcome to join us here!
Besides the work you may join our family-life. We like to play card- and board games together.
We need help with:
- taking care of the animals which includes feeding, cleaning stables and leading the horses to pasture
- general farm help
- help in the garden
- general house help
You will have your own room in the house and share the bathrooms with us.
We will eat and live together.
Due to limited internet speed, skype might not work.
Things to do and see around our place:
We have bicycles that you can use to discover the region.
The lake of Konstanz is about 15 kilometers from our place. Its a very big lake that borders at Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
We can visit a big castle nearby.
Drive to the 'Rheinfall' which is the second largest waterfall in Europe.
If you walk some minutes away from our house you can see big parts of the Alps from Switzerland, Austria and Germany as well as the lake of Konstanz.
You can go for walks with the horses, dogs or goats.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week