Help out at an old German farmers cottage in western Mecklenburg, Germany

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  • Última actividad: 18 jun 2024



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas



  • Descripción


    In a very tiny village of northern Germany a man is restoring an old farmers cottage for the last six years... It sounds almost like a fairytale but that’s me, Gernot - and not to forget my dog Gino, a 4 yrs young mixed breed (definitely Border Collie) from the streets of Romania.
    I planned all the work myself and I’m a kind of proud of my sustainable and eco-friendly restoration mostly done with clay and wood material.
    Now some little finishing tasks in the house need to be done (some closets to be build and some shelfes are missing still). The garden needs a green house urgently and is waiting to be shaped to grow flowers, herbs and vegetables next season. Permaculture is my primary goal though.
    For 2024 it is the plan to built a new fence to protect Gino from escaping , a small bridge/ deck for a direct kitchen - garden connection and a carport (thinking of photovoltaic system on top of it) - all in an ecologically and sustainable way. Building a so called ‘tiny house’ for hosting more guests is in my mind also.
    I am an open minded, friendly, caring and relaxed human who enjoys good food (mostly vegetarian) and a nice glas of wine or a bottle of beer in front of the fire place.
    Beside my restoration and my part-time job (business administration) I love to cook, practicing yoga and to meditate.
    For more almost 13 years I’ve been volunteering by cooking at a hospice in Hamburg twice a month. Due to the time consuming commuting I had to quit this last year unfortunately.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda doméstica
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    I used to travel abroad kid often and would love to share experiences - yours and mine with different cultures. In my younger age I did an exchange myself by working as an au-pair for one year in Maryland, USA. It was a great experience I don’t wanna miss in my life.
    I’m very connected with my neighborhood with very open minded and diverse neighbors. You will meet and connect with some of them for sure.
    You are able to learn a lot about sustainable construction work/ craftwork and I am happy to share my cooking experiences also - or we will exchange our cooking experiences…

  • Ayuda


    You should be a handy man being interested in sustainability and organic stuff plus interested in helping out with restoration and gardening. Maybe you having fun chopping some wood for the fireplace as well.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Alemán: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    A guest room with a single bed is available for your stay or you can choose a larger cottage bed (Koje) - very cozy under the roof.

    I only consume organic food for health reasons and especially for ecological/ environmental reasons. I am mostly vegetarian for ethical reasons.
    Since I love to cook a hot meal will be available every day. The rest of the day typical German breakfast and supper food like self made (sourdough) bread, butter, eggs, cheese, marmalade, honey and fruits will be available for the rest of the day. Cereals will be provided on request. Tea, coffee and milk will always be available; other special drinks on request.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    The little cottage is situated in a very rural area 77 km east of the City of Hamburg. Geographically it’s in the middle in between of Lübeck and Schwerin.
    A bus is running 4 times a day -and that is on school days only unfortunately!!! We do have to plan transportation very well but I’m sure we are able to manage that… a driver license would help ;-)

  • 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

    Fiber Glas Internet in the house.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Another dog in the house should not be a problem. A cat would be a little challenging but not impossible.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

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

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 645946962316



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