We, Marco and Marjolijn (mid 50) live in Gölenkamp (Germany, near the Dutch border) with 1,5 horse (1 big, 1 tiny), our dog, 3 cats and 2 turtledoves. Gölenkamp is a small village in a beautiful setting. Our dream is to transform our unused land in a place for nature, our horses and us. There will be a track for the horses, we want to bring back native plants for a sustainable habitat and there will be edible plants for horses and humans. (food forest / permaculture). We start from scratch...
We are also renovating our home, have a large garden to maintain, and grow our own food as much as possible in our greenhouse, so there is always something to do over here.
Marco is medically retired, maintaining a daily rhytm is important to him. We can't predict how long he can work a day. He is a real people person. I (Marjolijn) also love people, but I also need a lot of personal space. I work 3 days a week as an employee and freelance as a graphic designer. We love te peace and tranquility of the countryside and we love animals and nature.
We look forward to meeting you!
Prática de idiomas
Ajuda em projetos ambientais
Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
Cuidar de animais
Ajuda a cuidar da casa
Keeping horses the natural way / gardening / renovation projects.
We speak dutch, german and english.
We can learn together about permaculture / food forest.
Building fences, planting, gardening, animal care (horses), helping with renovating the house. We will always do tasks together, so you can learn what you want/like and do what you want/like.
Sleeping: in the house (separate entrance) or in a tent (we'll have to discuss your preference). We also have a very very tiny house (renovation project). Cooking and eating is also something we can discuss. We have a large garden and lots of space outside to barbecue or cook outside when the weather permits.
Smoking? Only outside.
The area is beautiful for walking or cycling. The nearest city (Nordhorn) is 15 km away. You are near to the Dutch border. Enschede is about 40 km and a good place to party, eat, shop etc.
Acesso à internet
Acesso à internet limitado
Pode hospedar famílias
We have a stable internet connection and plenty of space inside and outside to work online.
We have lots of space, parking a campervan or motorhome is no problem.
Yes and no. We have a shelter dog since april 2022, we don't know yet if he can get along with other dogs. We think a female dog won't be a problem.
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Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week