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Help with a creative events centre in the beautiful nature of Upper Franconia, Germany

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  2024 

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    Hello Workawayer/s

    *Update: We're wishing for a couple or a couple of friends who would like to be in a peaceful, beautiful and restorative place, where a fun and enthusiastic family would really appreciate help with mostly gardening and woodland type jobs. It's really healthy for the mind, body and soul! (I know, I used to run a horticultural therapy centre in London) Ideally asap during May! It's a lovely creative place with good accommodation, wonderful air surrounded in nature.

    Greetings from family Mitchell: Peter, Silka, Leonard 22, Edgar 19 and Erik 12, Django (dog), Thompson & Thomson (cats), 13 chickens and a family of kestrels returning to nest each year.

    After years of living in East London ensconced in the rat-race, we decided the time was right for a complete change of lifestyle. So here we are living in a remote farming village by the wild woods of Upper Franconia in northern Bavaria. A decision also prompted by the arrival of a new member of the family in Nov 2011. Erik was born in London but won’t remember much as he was only there for 40 days!

    Our mission is to turn what was a dilapidated farm into a creative hub which contributes to the discovery of this beautiful region through creative and healthy output. It's a fairly big task, which is why we're looking for help and enthusiasm.

    The place includes 3 acres of garden and woods with five buildings in various states of condition. We're looking for help with both the land and buildings, ongoing artworks and help round the house such as cooking, cleaning or playing with the boys. Jobs include building ‘natural fences‘ through the woods and preparing firewood for the winter, restoring the vegetable garden and maybe the order of our rather neglected house!, laying new floors in the barn, clearing the small beck, or unwanted trees from the woods, and much more...taking Erik to the pool!

    The area has a big scale about it, large wild forests, rolling hills and ruggedly beautiful landscape. Weissenbach is a small active village (approx 35 houses) situated at the end of the road, so there's no through traffic. The area beyond is forest and fields, other than the Buddhist Monastery, which is about a 30-minute walk through the woods. The nearest shops/restaurant/bar are in Wirsberg, 3km down the hill and there's a train station in Neuenmarkt-Wirsberg which is 8 km from our house.

    We're an open minded, well travelled family who love to work hard, eat well and have fun and we would like to offer volunteers the same in a beautiful place with good air and wonderful bird song.

    We have bicycles to lend for fantastic on and off-road cycling, including a lovely cycle path to the historic town of Kulmbach, famous for beer making and the Plassenberg Castle with the largest lead soldier collection in the world! We're surrounded by wonderful woodland walks and there's a great outdoor swimming pool and water slide nestled in the tree lined valley about a 15 minute bike ride from our place.

    This is a great place for anyone who wants to hear themselves think or get in touch with nature! The air is wonderful, the area is charming and I'd like to think we are a positive and fun bunch to work with.

    ps. we love music, food, games and laughter!
    pps. If you're interested in learning more send a message and ask fro our website address.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Jardinería
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda informática
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Anyone interested in design and art can benefit from our experience of over 25 years working in this field. They can be part of the journey of developing a project aimed to benefit the local community and attract tourism to an area once well populated by visitors. We speak both German and English in the home and have travelled, lived and worked in a number of other continents.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    Renovation work in beautiful old timber barn
    Renovation work in beautiful old tiny house.
    Help with ongoing art projects
    Cutting dead trees out of woods
    Preparing firewood for winter
    Caring for the vegetable, fruit garden and chickens.
    Building living fences through woods
    Preparing barn & studio for next events
    Cooking & helping in the house
    Playing/doing homework with Erik our 10 year old!
    General landscaping work

  • Idiomas hablados

    Alemán: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Two double bedrooms in small house.
    One double bedroom above Studio.
    Two ‘Hay hotels‘ in main barn which sleep 3-4 people each.
    Wide range of other tents and camping equipment
    Use of own kitchen, bathroom and toilet

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    The local area is full of beautiful, unspoilt walks through sweeping valleys and huge pine forests. There is also a very small Thai buddhist monastery nestled within the woods, approximately 25 mins walk from our home, which offers daily group meditation sessions.

    Kulmbach is our nearest town, a one hour cycle away with a picturesque historic castle, beer museum and cobbled back streets. Bayreuth, famous for the Wagner Festival is a 15 minute train ride and worth a visit for shopping, the Wagner museum, Ermitage park etc. Bamberg, Kronach and Coburg are some of the other notable historic towns in the region and all within a 1.5 hour range of our home.

  • 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

    We gladly host digital nomads and generally our internet connection is good. We run our design business from here and rely on the internet. Mobile phone connection is not good, which is another reason we rely on the internet!

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    We have a three space car car which would be ideal for camper vans. There's other options here too as we have a very large garden (approx 3 acres)

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Pets should be no problem. We have quite a few already!

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    5 max/day (25 hours per week)

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 622364641716

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