Help out at a Creative Events Centre in the wilds of Upper Franconia, Germany

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  • Description

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    Dear Workawayer/s

    We are family Mitchell; Parents Peter and Silka and four boys; Leonard 18, Edgar 15, Erik 8 and Parker 3 dog years! We share this rambling place with a brood of chickens, a hutch of bunnies and a flight of kestrels.

    After years of living in East London chasing the pound and ensconced in the rat-race, we decided the time was right for a complete change of lifestyle and some 'fresh air'! 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 this dilapidated farm into a creative hub which contributes to the discovery of this beautiful region through creative 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 on the land include building ‘natural fences‘ through the woods and preparing firewood for the winter, restoring the vegetable garden, clearing the small beck, or unwanted trees from the woods and much more...taking the boys to the pool! If you're interested then we're the 'green heart' on the satellite image of the village: Weissenbach, Wirsberg.

    The area has a big scale about it, large wild forests, rolling hills and ruggedly beautiful landscape. Weissenbach is a small active village (approx 120 inhabitants) 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 and bar are in Wirsberg, 3km down the hill.

    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 a wonderful array of 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! 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.
    pps. We've called the place Leepswood and you can find us on the web if you wish to learn more.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Entretien général
    Préparer les repas / cuisiner pour la famille
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Aide à la maison
    S’occuper des animaux
    Projets artistiques
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    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.

  • Aide

    Aide

    Works to beautiful old timber barn
    Cutting dead trees out of woods
    Preparing firewood for winter
    Caring for the vegetable and fruit garden, chickens and rabbits.
    Building living fences through woods
    Preparing barn & studio for next events
    Cooking & helping in the house
    Playing with Erik our 8 year old!

  • Langues parlées

    German: Courant
    English: Courant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    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

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    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 as the birth place of the composer Richard Wagner is a 15 minute train ride and worth a visit for shopping, the Wagner museum, Ermitage park etc. Bamberg is the third of the three historic towns in the near to us.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

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  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

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  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

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  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    5 max (25 hours per week), 2 days off

Studio and Barn
Family Mitchell in 'Sunday best'!
Hay Hotel
Inside main barn
Workshop during winter
Spring view from office
Winter view from office
View south from village
Fresh eggs
Girl power
Village Pond
Local forest
Little house big house!
Beginnings of veg garden

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