Borstel

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Borstel

  • Marker details
  • DescriptionHelp us with the reconstruction/redevelopment of our half-timbered manor, a historical monument of 1835, to create a vivid and peaceful place for a community with social and ecological values. As we are still at the beginning, there is a lot of different work to do. At the moment it is just me and my 17-year-old son living here permanently, but it shall increase, as soon as there are more rooms finished :-)
  • LocationGermany, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Detmold, Petershagen

  • Work
  • Type of work Building
    Cooking / Shopping
    Gardening
    General maintenance
    Help in the house
    Language practice
  • Hours per day 4-5 hours a day, about 20 hours a week
  • Work requirements: Mental and physical fitness are helpful :-) If you have any experience as woodworker or carpenter or bricklayer it would be great, but it is not necessary to find enough to do ;-)
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: 5-28 days
  • Maximum number of helpers: 3
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:german, english, french
  • Has pets? At the moment just a cat.
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: At the moment a caravan in the garden, when the next room is finished we can offer that as well. Of course you can use the toilet and the bathroom and the kitchen. So, if you are two people you have to share the caravan, for more we can put up a tent.
  • Additional info
  • Nature is wonderful out here, we share the garden with owls, rabbits, deers, bats and birds, there is a forest and a stream nearby, but public transport is quite poor...
    I`m quite good in teaching german, if you want to.
    We work with ecological building materials, so you can learn about that as well, my partner is a woodworker.