In a very tiny village of northern Germany a single man is restoring an old farmers cottage for the last five years... It sounds almost like a fairytale but that’s me, Gernot - and not to forget my dog Gino, a mixed breed, young Border Collie (2 1/2 yrs) from the streets of Romania.
I planned all the work myself and I’m very proud of my sustainable and eco-friendly restoration mostly done with clay and wood material.
Now some little finishing jobs in the house need to be done (building the kitchen -done meanwhile-, wooden flooring and some closets) and the garden is waiting to be shaped to grow flowers, herbs and vegetables in the next season. Permaculture is my goal.
For 2023 it is planned to built a new fence, a tiny guest house and a carport for my Bully (thinking of photovoltaic system on top of it) - all in a ecologically and sustainable way.
I am an open minded, friendly, caring and relaxed human who enjoys good food (mostly vegetarian) and a nice glas of wine in front of the fire place.
Beside my restoration and my part-time job I love to cook, practicing yoga and meditation. For more than 10 years I’m volunteering with cooking at a hospice in Hamburg twice a month.
Ajuda em projetos ambientais
Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
Ajuda a cuidar da casa
I traveled a lot myself 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 can exchange our cooking experiences…
You should be a handy man being interested in sustainability and organic stuff plus able to helping out with restoration and gardening including chopping wood.
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 do consume organic food only for health reasons but mostly for ecological reasons. I am mostly vegetarian for ethical reasons.
I will buy all the food we need and since I love to cook every day a hot meal will be served. 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, special soft drinks on request.
The little cottage is situated in a very rural area 77 km east of the City of Hamburg. Geographically it’s in the very 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 ;-)
Acesso à internet
Acesso à internet limitado
Pode hospedar famílias
Fiber Glas Internet in the house.
Este anfitrião pode fornecer espaço para vans.
Another dog in the house should not be a problem. A cat would be a little challenge but not impossible.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week