Handy adventurers welcome for the renovation of our magnificent train station in the Harz, Germany



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    HI! Nice to meet you guys!!! We are Edward (50 years young) and Ingrid (53 years young), Dutch and since September 2020 we live in Ballenstedt, where we bought an old and decayed train station. We instantly fell in love with the building and old details, which have many stories to tell. Ballenstedt is located in the beautiful area of the Harz, in the former East Germany.

    The town of Ballenstedt is small (9,500 inhabitants), but has a beautiful castle which is also related to our train station. Tourist places like Quedlinburg (World Heritage) and Thale (with mountains) are close by, as well as city hubs like Leipzig, Magdeburg (1 and 1.5 hours) and Berlin (3 hours).

    Since July 2020, we have been working on the mega job and we would like to invite you to help us and have adventures with us. We have already had fantastic help from workaway-ers (Bryan, Matteo, Pavels, Estefania and Margot) and love the platform of getting to know other people. Ingrid has been a Workawayer herself.

    We have mostly scrapped in the past year and we are now building up. Do you feel like painting, carpentry, building walls or working in the garden? There are plenty of different jobs to do, where pleasure comes first.

    We are open, honest, enthusiastic, welcoming and love challenges. A station is always a lively place of people from all over the world who have their own life stories. This is what we also want to achieve with our station (Unfortunately without rails, but with a nice bike road). We like to connect people at our station and contribute to their travel stories.

    Our English is very good, our German good and Ingrid also speaks a little French, Italian and Spanish.

    We are looking for up to 2 people at a time. Couples are also welcome.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    There is a lot of nature to walk, cycle, mountainbike, and hiking.

    The area has a rich cultural history from Roman and Middle Ages.

    Quedlinburg is a very nice city with old timbered houses. It is listed on the Unesco World Heritage.

    City hubs as Leipzig, Magdeburg, Dresden and Berlin are max 3 hours away and reachable by train.

    You can be part of our project and learn a lot of maintenance skills. We can help you with your language skills and you can practice a lot. You can connect with other people and meet new people.
    And learn about and taste the East German culture.

  • Ayuda


    We would love some help with

    -building of new walls and floors ect
    -painting (doors, windows, walls, sealing ect)
    - tiling
    -restoring stained glass (if you have those skills, you are more than welcome)

    And more ...

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Holandés: Fluido
    Alemán: Intermedio
    Español: Principiante
    Francés: Principiante
    Italiano: Principiante

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  • Alojamiento


    The station building is not yet habitable, but we have a rental apartment just steps away from the station. We have 2 bedrooms, each with 2 beds left. Of course there is a bathroom, with toilet and shower.

    We will make sure that you are not short of anything else and provide enough breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinks and of course fun! Of course we take you into account and make the shopping list together.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We have a passenger bus for 8 people, so after work we can provide nice trips to explore the nature and cultural richdom of the area. Unfortunately there is no railway in front of our station anymore, but there is a busstation right next to our building. Railwaystations are in Quedlinburg and Gernrode. We like non-smokers.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    In our rental apartment, a stone's throw from the train station, we have 100 MB of internet, enough to stream movies, make video calls and work online. Of course we have some desks you can sit at.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Precisión del perfil: (4.8)

Intercambio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicación: (5.0)

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 199615586232