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Keffenach
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 44198
Country: France

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Last Updated: March 16, 2020

Lucie and I are both working as teachers, part-time. We are open-minded tolerant people, meat may or may not be in the fridge, no smoking in the house. WiFi/WLAN.
Our old farmhouse has view over the rhine valley to the black forest, located in a little village close to the hills of the vosges.
We can use help in and around the house, just as well as in the garden and orchard. Since we have several remodeling projects, mechanical, remodeling or building skills are welcome, but not required. You can learn by helping me. And it already helps a lot, if someone takes care of the cooking. The last helper made us happy with his piano passion. Any art project, murals, installations, I am open for ideas.
In fall we harvest walnuts and use them for bakery. Fall is also the time to find porcini in the nearby forests. We dry them, just as the apples and pears from the orchard. In winter we cut trees and make firewood. In the summer we harvest berries for jam, plumes and mirabelles are put in barrels and destilled to schnaps in February.
We have a guestroom with separate bathroom and two separate beds. There are bicycles to your disposal. Lucie and I speak German with each other. Our kids speak French when they are here, in the village you hear French just as much as the local dialect. Lucie teaches Spanish.
The main house is shared with Almita, our little tiger cat.

Next train station is Soultz-sous-forets, about 5 km. We can arrange to pick you up in Karlsruhe and Baden-Baden as well, depending on our schedules.

January and February 2020:
Ltittle remains to do outside. There are piles of walnuts to crack and prepare for the oil mill, that is a task easily done next to the woodstove. If the weather is fine, we could cut down some trees along the mill riverside and split it for firewood. Some saplings need to be unearthed and replanted, roses moved. Trimming the orchard trees can be done as soon as the coldest days are over.

reviews (14)
Helper: Daniil and Aleksandra Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Russia Date: March 15, 2020
We stayed with Matz and Lucy for just one week. It was a very fun and exciti... view complete review

Helper: Sylvia Fornieri Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: November 15, 2019
Sorry for the late reviewá! But what more can I say tha was not told before ... view complete review

Helper: Geert De Deckere Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: July 19, 2019
It's funny how after traveling all around Europe, you can find a little parad... view complete review

Helper: Denae and Kyan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: January 10, 2018
Wonderful stay with Matz and Lucie. Their home is located in a beautiful vill... view complete review

Helper: Hui-jen Chang Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: December 18, 2017
Staying at Matz amd Lucie's artful place has been one of the most memorable t... view complete review

Helper: Jimmy and Arnaud Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 7, 2017
What an amazing week we spent a week with Matz (Lucie was abroad)! He really ... view complete review

Helper: Jennifer Argan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: October 6, 2017
Matz and Lucie are amazing. We stayed with them for about 9 days in September... view complete review

Helper: Gregor Wilms Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: June 19, 2017
Ich habe sehr sch÷ne Erinnerungen an meine Zeit in Keffenach mit Matz und Luz... view complete review

Helper: Bela Namyslik Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: March 28, 2017
Only stayed for a long weekend but had a really pleasant time over at their h... view complete review

Helper: Tilman and Miriam Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: December 19, 2016
We spent more than two weeks with Matz und Lucie and temporary with their gro... view complete review

Helper: Jacques and Hafidha Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 31, 2016
nous avons passez 10 jours merveilleux chez LUCIE et Mat qui nous on rešu cha... view complete review

Helper: Lize and William Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: July 26, 2016
Matt and Lucie welcomed us like old friends right from the first family lunch... view complete review

Helper: Christine and Ra˙l Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Austria Date: April 8, 2016
Wir haben 1 Woche bei Matz und Lucie gewohnt. Die Arbeit war sehr gut, nicht ... view complete review

Helper: Johannes Hoffmann Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: December 31, 2015
I stayed for over 2 weeks at Matz and Lucy's and can just highly recommend it... view complete review

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