Help us with organic gardening, building projects and self sufficiency in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

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Alemania

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  • last activity

    Última actividad

    30/05/2021

  • Medallas

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  2021 

 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    *Update May/June 2021*: We could use some last-minute help with the Garden! I had surgery and shouldn't do much physical work, particularly not bend down... So my small Garden is getting quite wild... It would be perfect if you could come for one Week-end (as I am at work during the week) and help with weeding, planting, reorganizing... In the same time I could show you how many tasty and healthy things you can make with "weeds" or wild plants :-). Cheers, Aline.


    We are Aline (34), Holger (33), Grandma Christa (90), cats Parzival and Charles, chickens and sheep. We live on a farm in the sparsely populated Altmark in the middle of Germany. After studying, we moved to the countryside to have our own food and to live a freer, more independent life with less constraints and unpleasant compromises. We are cosmopolitan, speak German, English, French and Plattdeutsch and have already visited one or the other country.

    Holger is a sculptor, restorer and carpenter, and he also passes on his knowledge in seminars.
    Aline comes from Geneva (also french native speaker), is a development worker and environmentalist and has a lot of international experience.
    Grandma Christa is an industrious farmer from the old school and the good soul of the farm.
    We are not vegetarians, but we often cook without meat, sometimes vegan, and eat preferably self-grown and organic.

    Our philosophy is to try living in harmony with the nature and our environment. We produce fruit, vegetable, eggs and meat on our farm for our own use and for our family. We don't use pesticides or mineral fertilizer. We try different varieties of crops, we leave some wild places for animals and created various ecosystems (pond, hedges, meadow, rock- and woodpiles...). Aline is also interested in the concept of permaculture and try to implement it.

    There are always a lot of things to do on the farm. For some of the projects we found that we would need help, and that's why we are on workaway ;-). We think it is a good possibility to get some help in exchange of a place to sleep and good food, and for us all a nice experience with sharing knowledge and good moments!

    We would like to have someone who can come and help for one or two week.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Mantenimiento general

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    You can learn a lot about self-sufficiency (Selbstversorgung) and life in the countryside. Besides vegetable cultivation, you will get craft skills for life. You can practice German, or French. Holger can teach you a lot of handicraft techniques. With Aline you can learn about recognising birds and bird songs, wild edible plants, and delicious cooking and baking.

    We also have the chance to live 7km from Ecovillage Sieben Linden, with 140 inhabitants the biggest ecovillage in Germany. There you can learn about alternative living, ecological building and community life.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    We mainly need help with the garden and with building and construction projects on the farm.

    Since we are doing everything on the farm by ourselves and Holger is a craftsman, you can learn a lot. Since it is much about physical work, you should be in a good physical condition.

    Currently there are following chores to do (according to the season and of course of your personal interests):

    - plowing, planting, watering, chopping weeds and harvesting, and conserve the harvest
    - feeding sheep and chickens and clearing out the stables
    - planting trees and hedges
    - building fences
    - collect herbs, wild plants and flowers to make salad or dry for teas
    Special highlights could be:
    - hay harvesting and potato harvesting
    - making the (fire)wood in winter (we have our own wood plantation)
    - collecting spruce sprouts and sweet chestnuts

  • Idiomas hablados

    Alemán: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Now (2021), we can offer you two wonderful sleeping possibilities. The first one is a cozy little old-fashioned guest room upstairs with lots of privacy, with a woodstove. The other possibility is the guest-caravan in the garden, with pond-view but without electricity, where you can experience a very simple life.
    In any case, you share with us the kitchen, bathroom and toilet.
    We have Wi-Fi and are non-smokers. Smoking in the house is not allowed.

    Our village, Immekath, has about 600 inhabitants, a lively village life, a pub but no shopping possibility. The nearest shop is 5 km away, the nearest small town with train station in 30 km. A car is therefore helpful, but a bike is also possible. The Altmark is a very sparsely populated, slightly hilly region with a lot of agricultural cultural landscape, culturally interesting historical places and solitary nature. If you like sailing, just ask Holger!

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    In our region it is an advantage to have a car. There are only few public transportation. With a bike, it is possible to drive to the next bigger village where they are shops and buses.

  • 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

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

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    Horas esperadas

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

Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.

Precisión del perfil: (5.0)

Intercambio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicación: (4.5)








Número de referencia de anfitrión: 618356423217