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Creating a mindful food forest and organising language camps for local children in Waldbröl, Germany

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  2024 

 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 2 semanas

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  • Descrição

    Descrição

    Hi lovely people! Please, come and help me out in our food forest! There is lots of work to be done, also for inexperienced garden people! It is just so lovely to be outside! We are waiting for you! Between the 24th of June and the 7th of July, we still have one spot available! From the 23rd of July onwards, we want to prepare the food forest and are looking for English native speakers because we are setting up some FUN activities! Have a look further down, and you will read about it!

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    Get inspired by our new permaculture - a tiny food forest project in the German countryside, close to Bonn/Köln: surrounded by 300-year-old trees, this place is full of spirituality! With our new project, we want to inspire young people to become self-sufficient and work on sustainability.

    In our recently ecologically renovated German "Fachwerkhaus" (consisting of cob and wood), which was previously owned by a German artist, we welcome people from all over the world to work with us and create a better world!
    We - my husband Sven (German) and myself Ellen (Belgian) and our two lovely daughters (8 and 16 years old) - have been living abroad for a long time (from 1998 until 2017, with long-term stays (more than 3 years) in Bolivia, Peru, Kenya, and Senegal). We finally settled in Germany in 2017 and found our "dream house" in the countryside, close to Bonn and Köln, in 2018, after a profound renovation process, we moved inside the house in August 2020 (so very recently). , I am a social worker & cultural anthropologist and my husband is a political scientist - we both have a PhD. We both care about our environment and love animals. At the moment, we have one dog, 4 cats and 4 kittens, 1 rooster, 10 chickens with 13 chicks, 3 walking ducks (and 2 baby walking ducks), 2 goats - and all of these animals are helping us in our ecological garden.

    Our place is surrounded by forest. The landscape of Oberberg is very beautiful. Our terrain has 4 hectares (which is big for this neighbourhood) and consists mainly of forest with very old oak and beech trees (many are 200-300 years old), a fenced field for the goats, and plenty of garden space. We practice permaculture and we want to expand the natural forest and design in our garden and at the forest borders, a tiny FOOD FOREST. There are also four small ponds which after some work could again become homes for trout and great places for us to swim.

    We have plenty of work in the forest and (vegetable) garden (chopping wood, weeding, planting, etc.). People who have already experience in permaculture/food forest are more than welcome to share their ideas with us! Regarding the gardening work during spring 2024, we are looking for one/two workawayers to help us with the vegetable garden based on permaculture (sowing/planting and making more raised beds/vermicomposting and hügelkultur) and some forest work (collecting wood, chopping and storing wood). We also need to clear the many brambles in the fenced field for the animals. On an everyday basis, we need help with feeding the animals, walking with the dog, cooking, cleaning, and now and then taking care of our children.

    Along with the work in the garden/forest, we organize during Easter/Summer/Autumn FOREST LANGUAGE CAMPS for local children. As there is a general lack of opportunities for local children to practice foreign languages and share different cultural customs, we created a place where they can learn and practice speaking these other languages, while playing in the forest and taking care of the animals. We are especially looking for NATIVE speakers in English and Spanish for our Forest Language Camps with local children. The native speakers should have an interest/in or have experience in wilderness pedagogic and permaculture to be able to come and join us for the Forest Language Camp! In 2024, the English camps will take place during the Easter Holidays, at the beginning of August 2024, and during one weekend in September. Besides the Forest Language Camp, we organize workshops on Saturdays every month for our "Permaculture Kids" (break during the summer holidays). Together with the children, we design our garden; start sewing and planting, and play in the forest. What is new! In September, we also gonna organise a permaculture/food forest course for adults and a FUN/RELAX weekend for adults! Be there to help us and enjoy!

    IN GENERAL, we are a FAMILY and love to be surrounded by people who love nature and have a big interest in permaculture and food forests; enthusiastic people who want to be part of our family and who see themselves as open-minded, colourful, spiritual, creative, easy going, rainbow people. We are looking for those who see the beauty of life and mostly, in the smile of young children. Skilled people in handicrafts/wilderness/ outdoor activities; yoga/shinrin yoku (forest bathing) practitioners and craftsmen are also more than welcome! Are you getting curious? Come and visit us soon!!!

    Main topics: organic, permaculture, food forest, teaching, vegan, mindfulness, yoga, wilderness pedagogy, forest bathing, animal care, and family life.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Projetos artísticos
    Prática de idiomas
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Ensino
    Jardinagem
    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Cuidar de crianças/atividades criativas
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda com computadores/internet
  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    At our place, you are invited to try new things, explore your own personal interests and learn about living in a more sustainable and self-sufficient way. Since we have been living in different cultural settings for more than 15 years, we might share with you our different experiences. You might learn from us what is culturally appropriated and expected from you when you go and live in different settings, which might help you in the future when you plan to go and travel around the globe. At our small farm, we might teach you all sorts of things: from what it takes to make your own food to preserving the harvest. It is just important that you take yourself initiatives to learn things!

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.

  • Ajuda

    Ajuda

    About the work, we like to find out your special skills and preferences in order to make them as useful as possible in our project. At the end, what matters, is that you are motivated to work! We are certain that one or more activities of our project makes you curious enough to explore! However, we are looking for people who are able to work on their own, who are not scared to make themselves dirty and who are used to work with their hands.

    A big part of the general day to day work consists of gardening/maintaining the land, feeding the animals and managing the firewood. Be aware that this requires a good physical condition. We usually start the work at 9:00am in winter time (in summer time at 8:00am) and might be ready at 2-3pm (with one lunch break), keeping half an hour/one hour left for the dog and feeding the animals at the early evening.

    Our garden is maintained by the principles of permaculture. We love the wild growth of all sorts of plants and herbs, but the growing of nettles, wild brambles and the wild grow of maple seedlings at certain areas are controlled tough. As we do not use herbicides, these are picked by hand (gloves) . During autumn/winter time, the work mainly consists in forest work (collecting wood, chopping wood, etc.), planting trees and getting the garden ready for spring. During spring, we start preparing the vegetable garden (principles of permaculture): planting, sawing, weeding, etc. and organise the Food Forest. During summer, we continue to take care of the plants/trees (irrigation, weeding, planting) and can start to harvest and organise food conservation (making jams and chutneys, fermenting, drying, etc.). We could also need a hand with making the ponds suitable for fish again and/or fixing some leakages.

    Besides general maintenance, we need your help in the preparation and organisation of FOREST LANGUAGE CAMPS for local children. Our first English Language Camp took place in July 2020. For these camps, we are especially looking for NATIVE speakers in French, English and Spanish (and maybe one day also Russian!). The native speakers should have an interest/or have experience in wilderness pedagogic and permaculture in order to be able to come and join us for the Forest Language Camp! We will be a team of 2 to 3 workawayers and myself as the coordinator. During a period of two to three weeks, we will intensively work together. The first week, we get to know each other while doing garden work. The second week, next to garden work, we will work in small teams to prepare the content of the language camps and the material needed for the camp. The last week, we will organise fun activities in order to practice English with the ten local children. I

    Depending on your personal interest, there may also be the possibility to get involved with/learn about:
    - animal care
    - cooking
    - baking our daily (sourdough) bread and own yoghurt
    - engaging our children in activities on their level/age
    - DIY projects
    - Making a compost toilet
    If you are a carpenter or a skilled handwork, you definitely can help with:
    - Making ecological huts in the forest for the children
    - making our own pizza oven and outdoor kitchen
    etc. etc.
    If you enjoy working with wood carvings and be creative, you are also invited to continue the 70 year old tradition of turning wood into pieces of art and displaying them on the terrain. Or if you ever fancied building a tree house for the kids, be our guest!

    At the moment, we are renting out our Tiny House to weekend/week tourists. Visitors of this region are invited to stay with us to enjoy the beauty of this place. Whenever we have tourists staying with us, workawayers are invited to be tolerant and respect visitors' need of silence.

    If you are eager to get to know us and our project, share with us your personal stories and background and convince us why you want to stay with us. Workawayers who write us standardised E-mails (i.e. the same mail that is sent to different hosts) are usually rejected. Be aware as well that we do not take long-term workawayers/ people who want to to live with us for a year or longer.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas
    Alemão: Fluente
    Inglês: Fluente
    Espanhol: Fluente
    Francês: Fluente
    Holandês: Fluente

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    Este anfitrião indicou que tem interesse em compartilhar seu idioma ou em aprender um novo.
    Entre em contato com ele para obter mais informações.

  • Acomodação

    Acomodação

    FOOD: home-made, organic and vegan/ayurvedic cooking. Eating healthy is very important to us. We eat together and take turns in cooking/cleaning the dishes/table. The kitchen is a communal place and everybody is asked to keep it clean (also on your free days). You are also asked to cook a special dish twice a week (not within the 5 workaway-hours).

    HEATING AND ELECTRICITY: there is a central heating system (provided from our own forest wood) - and several stoves that are used during winter time. You won't be cold in the house but we expect visitors to respect some basic rules (during the night and when you are out of the apartment, the heating is on low). We also expect visitors no to exaggerate the electricity/water use as we want to save energy and in this way, reduce our footprint .

    ONE OR MORE WORKAWAYERS: when there is more than one workawayer, the apartment might be shared with others. Please be flexible during summer times!

    SLEEPING PLACE:
    A. The brand-new apartment with central heating
    - one big room with one double bed and one bunk bed
    - one smaller room with one bunk bed
    - private bathroom but shared when there is another workawayer
    or B. Bring your own tent/caravan if the weather allows it (only during summer)
    or C: The Tiny House (own bathroom and kitchen, one bunk bed downstairs and one double bed upstairs)

    INTERNET ACCESS: We do not use W-lan in the house (to avoid EMF) but internet access is provided in the apartment, Tiny House and in the main house.

    HABITS: We only invite NON-smokers to our place. People who are addicted to mobile phones, computer games and television are not invited. Only moderate drinking habits are tolerated as we do not like the energy of drunken people among us on a daily basis. Also no use of drugs.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    We live about 55km away from Bonn and Köln. From Bonn/Köln to Siegburg or Hennef, then take local Bus to Waldbröl.

    Places to visit:
    our place is surrounded by beautiful nature, nice walking trails and a number of historical buildings (Homburg Castle) and caves (Stalactite cave in Wiehl) to visit. There is a wonderful Open-air museum in Lindlar, open air swimming pools or lakes and a nearby wonderful Nature Reserve 'Panarbora'.

    It is definitely not the place to be for party people and people who love going to cities every day, but nature lovers will be inspired by our place!

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    We do not use W-lan (or Wi-Fi) in the house (to avoid EMF) but internet access is provided through cable broadband in the Tiny House and in the main house.

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Este anfitrião pode fornecer espaço para vans.

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    We only accept middle-aged, older female (sterilised) dogs so that our young border collie can learn from the older one. Dogs who run after/hunt chickens, goats, etc. are not helpful at our farm as the chickens and sometimes the goats, walk freely in our garden. If the relationship between the dogs does not work out well, then it will be difficult to stay at ours.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

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    Horas previstas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 142127999649

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