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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): ca. 2
Persons: 1-2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 54153
Country: Germany

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Last Updated: July 24, 2018

Dear helpxer,

we are a friendly and a little bit crazy family which consists of three human members (me, DŲrte, my boyfriend Andreas and our daughter Luzie (six years old)), two ponies, a small dog and seven chicken. We live together in a normal house on about 3000 qm plot of land - plus lease pastures in the surrounding - in a rural area at the outskirts of Osterholz-Scharmbeck (near Bremen).

Osterholz-Scharmbeck is a small town with a population of about 30.000. From our house to the town center and the train station itís about 3 km, so you can walk to or go by bike. By train itís about 20 minutes to the city center of Bremen, where you can go sightseeing or shopping or dancing or you can visit theatres and museums. The North Sea is reachable by train, too. It takes about 30 minutes to Bremerhaven and 90 minutes to Hamburg.
If you want to spend time nearby, you can walk or run or cycle in the fields and woods and if you like to, itís possible to ride our ponies. Shopping possibilities are reachable by feet and bike.

We are planning some projects like painting the facade of our house and build a sleeping room in the attic and some new fences, so if you can imagine to help us with this kind of work you are very welcome!
But of course we have "normal" daily jobs to be done, too! From June to October the ponies live in the pastures, so they donít make lots of work and your jobs could be helping in the garden (a lot of watering at the moment! ;o)), mucking out the chickencoop, walk with the dog and loocking after Luzie and doing funny stuff with her in the afternoons. From November to May the biggest part is mucking out the horses paddock and feeding and watering the animals. In addition thereís again the small friendly dog and the funny child who love to get attention and if you like to cook for us sometimes or clean parts of the house a bit, we would be very pleased. All together you will never work more than four or five hours a day and not more than five days a week.
If you have some special skills, just let us know - we are always interested in learning new stuff!

We normally eat together in the morning and in the evening and it would be nice if you share meals with us, but itís no problem if you have different times and want to eat earlier or later. Itís always enough food to find in the kitchen and almost every kind of diet is possible.

You will have your own room of about 9qm in our comfortable and clean trailer (see picture below) with electricity, wifi and heating, but for the moment you have to share the bathroom with us. (We have a second one, but it doesn't work very well right now - if you are able to install a shower or like to remove tiles feel welcome to do it! ;o))

We speak German und acceptable English. Just tell us, how long you would like to stay and which kind of work you prefer, and weíll try to find a solution suitable for all of us!

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