Help around an old farm house with gardening and bee keeping in 'Little Switzerland', Mullerthal Region, Luxembourg

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  • Description

    Description

    Mira (42), Dennis (42), little Julian (4) and Jonas (6 months) live in a 250 years old renovated house in a small but lovely village called, EPPELDORF.

    In 2012, we bought some land near DIEKIRCH with a marvelous view over the Sure Valley. Since then, we installed an ORCHARD with 50 trees (old traditional an typical regional fruit varieties) and a VEGEABLE GARDEN with a permaculture design. Many projects, like tree planting & pruning, fencing, hay making with scythe and an oldtimer tractor, building of an animal shelter and a handicraft place, composting, bee keeping, installing an irrigation system, building a compost toilet,,... have been accomplished so far.

    In 2014, we started an ambitious project related to the construction of a DRY STONE WALL. Passionate by old building techniques, we warmly welcome volunteers to share this old knowledge and learn how to build a wall without any mortar to bind stones together.

    2014-2015 we traveled 1 year around Europe to work as volunteers at different farms. This was a great experience, that´s why we decided to be hosts ourselves.

    2016 we hosted our first volunteers.

    In January 2017, Julian was born and completed our family.

    2018 we bought an OLD FARMHOUSE in EPPELDORF, a village at the edge of the Mullerthal Region, called Luxembourg´s little Switzerland. We renovated with the help of an architect and several handicraft firms in addition to many hours of personal work of us with family, friends and volunteers. The first renovation phase of the farmhouse is coming to an end, the next phase (expansion of the attic) is in preparation.

    In January 2021, after two and a half year of renovations, we moved into our "new" 250-year-old farm house. 200m2 of living space offer a comfortable life.

    2021 little baby Jonas enlarged our family.

  • 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
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    During the renovation work, we'll share our knowledge about renovation skills, architecture, handy skills, ... At the orchard, general information about gardening, bee keeping, fruit tree pruning, preservation of food, sheep, dry stone wall techniques, ... can be transmitted.

    Dennis and Mira speak 5 languages (French, German, English, Luxemburgish and Dutch).

    MIRA is biologist and has worked as a nature reserve manager. She has a solid knowledge about local biodiversity, geology and landscape. Used to lead guided tours for tourists and groups, she loves to tell and explain & share knowledge. Currently, Mira is a full time mum and during her free time she is lobbying for children´s rights in an association.

    DENNIS is a part-time gardening teacher at a secondary school and part-time circus artist. He is very enthusiastic to initiate the basics of partner acrobatics and other techniques.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide

    Aide

    We are looking for :
    - motivated people (construction skills are welcome but not essential)
    - preferably a COUPLE or FAMILY (kids ABOVE! 5 years are very welcome)

    We have been volunteers during a year in several farms in Europe and appreciated it to work WITH the hosts and not FOR the hosts. We look for volunteers who are OK with helping 20h/week (mostly on weekends as we work during the week) and give a hand at the household chores. The rest of the week, you are free to travel and discover our surroundings. We appreciate if you are independent during your leisure time, we´re can recommend you several trips.

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    Next to the tasks in the ORCHARD/GARDEN, we are RENOVATING AN OLD FARMHOUSE!
    !!! Currently, our focus lies mainly on the renovation work of the house, work in the orchard/garden is unfortunately second-rank ;-) !!!

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    Help at the FARMHOUSE we just moved in (EPPELDORF):
    - taking part in daily chores (cooking, washing up, ...)
    - decorating
    - furnishing
    - painting
    - woodwork
    - tidiying up the construction site and getting rid of stuff: debris, ...
    - making preserves

    Activities at the ORCHARD (DIEKIRCH):
    - get ahead with the construction of the dry stone wall
    - small building and repair projects, ...
    - pruning fruit trees (Winter)
    - planting and harvesting (Spring & Summer)
    - beekeeping

    Childcare is also possible, but only if you like to do it! Julian goes to school 5 mornings a week.
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    IMPORTANT NOTE

    - We try to cook healthy mostly plant-based food and little animal products. Regrettably, we are unable to consider vegan diet, take into account special food allergies or fastings. Thank you for sharing the meals with us.

    - We live in an old farmhouse, but we´re not a farm s. str. There are no animals nor tractors, we don´t live from agriculture,....

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  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Allemand: Courant
    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Luxembourgish: Courant
    Hollandais: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Luxembourg is a small multilingual nation in the heart of Europe. The total of Luxembourg’s population adds up to about 590,321 residents. Foreigners make up 47.7% of the whole population. This makes our country extremely multicultural and…multilingual! The linguistic situation in Luxembourg is rather complex and multi-faceted. In daily life, Luxembourgish, German and French are used for different purposes, depending on the situation. English plays also an important role and it is quite common to hear people speaking Portuguese due to the large Portuguese community.

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    We just moved in a old renovated house in a very small but lovely village called Eppeldorf.

    We offer a room with 2 single beds which can be put toghether and a private bath room. Meals will be prepared and eaten together.

    The orchard is located in Diekrich, 7 km away from our house.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Eppeldorf, our place, is located in Luxembourg's Little Switzerland, the Mullerthal Region. This unique biotope is characterized by surprising sandstone rock formations.
    Our village is connected to public transport (1 min walk to get to the bus station, 1 bus per hour). The bus goes to the train station in Diekirch.
    - 25 minutes by train to Luxembourg City offering plenty of possibilities to visit the UNESCO World Heritage City Fortifications.
    - 35 minutes by train to Clervaux hosting the Family of Man Photo Exhibition from Edward Steichen (part of the UNESCO's Memory of the World Register)
    - in Luxembourg you can find lot of castles (Vianden, Beaufort, Bourscheid , ...) and other historical sites (World War II, museums, roman sites, ...) all not further than 1 hour traveling.
    - there is also a big hiking network starting next to our village the famous "Mullerthal Trail" (112km)
    - a very beautiful lake with a hoover dam is also near our place (20-30 min by car) or by bus, ideal for swimming or sunbathing
    - In the neighbouring countries: Paris is 2h00 by train; Brussels is 3h00 by train or 2h00 by car; Aachen, Maastricht are 2h00 by car; ...

  • 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

    Our guest room is equipped with a reliable WIFI internet connection and alternatively the WIFI can be switched off, since internet is also available by cable. The room is also equipped with an office table and 2 chairs.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Both the courtyard next to the house and the entrance area of the orchard offer perfect conditions for volunteers travelling by campervan.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 25 hours a week

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