Alexanders Strawhotel

Welcome at my home. I'm Alexander a stonemason, living in Baden-Würtemberg, a county of Germany. My farmhouse is located in a little village called Heuchlingen, here people speak "Schwäbisch" Dialekt. Heuchlingen is a lovely little village, surrounded by breathtaking nature, hills, forrests and farms. Nearby you can find lakes, old roman paths and over 40 old castles, an old Staufercity, named "Schwäbisch Gmünd", where emperor Barbarossa lived and Stuttgart is just 50 km. away. As your host I can offer you a bed or a couch and 3 times a day meals. I love to spend time with my volunteers and work with them together. At the weekends we can also hang out together and visit historical places or events, Because of my special diet, a glutamat and histamin intolerance, I have to be careful about my food. I have a list of ingredients, which I am not allowed to eat, so you will have to take a look at it, if you come for a cooking job or if you're cooking for everyone ... I really enjoy food and love to taste different and new dishes, so please come and let#s enjoy food together. I expect individual skills from my volunteers, like for example cooking with seasonal vegatables from my own garden, gardening, painting, restauration of the old part of the house-which I am changing to a summer hostel, collecting apples, repairs of bicycles ... Cleaning the area around the house from leafs and acorns... I have many projects which can be worked on, as soon as the people with the rhight skills are here. In autaumn we collect also apples and bring them to a juice factory-"Mosterei", where they get squized to tasty Apple juice that we can enjoy every day. Durring the winter season my official work will rest and we can work on hard projects together, like building something with concrete, wood, stones, clay, plaster ... clean the forrest from fallen trees and other hard work. In spring we will have more projects around gardening . I also want to build a shower and toilet outside which is kompostable, if you have any knowledge about that, please let me know. In summer you will help me with the guests in the hostel, clean the house and the garden, harvest vegetable and cook for everyone.

In my house, I live mostly with one or two guests, which are renting the rooms. Under the roof is the male volunteer room, in the 2nd floor the female volunteer room, although we sometimes have to change it to a mixed dorm. The other half of the house belongs to my mother and brother, you wont see them often. My mother speaks her mothertongue, which is "Schwäbisch" and very difficult to understand. But I can speak understandable Hoch-Deutsch and also a beginner English. After first contact we can talk about your skills and your work here. A 7000 m² area belongs to my house, we will take care of it, and make new ideas come true. While some projects started and only wait to continue, others will have to start new. More then 200 volunteers came in the last 4 years to help me. Welcome at my home !!!


Reviews

4.5
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Staff & Host

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hostel

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

Germany

4

I wanted to go with worldpackers in Germany, so ich found Alex place. I wrote to him and he answered quick. The coordination was good and I had tow great weeks there. Alex has often people there and so I also meet two travelers there (greetings). We worked the most time in the garden, planting, weeding etc. The hardest work was to make lite wood pieces for Energie, we worked two days for 10 hours but this big work he do just every to years and for that we got an off day. Alex is a nice, openminded person with big knowledge and an interesting life. I hab a good time there. 😁

about 1 month ago

Brazil

5

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2 months ago

Brazil

5

Este voluntariado foi muito legal e divertido! Alex é muito gentil, educado e amigo. As atividades são legais e os horários flexíveis, eu recomendaria este voluntariado sim, aprendi muito sobre a cultura Alemã, fizemos uma ótima troca cultural, compartilhamos muitos momentos agradáveis, espero um dia voltar aqui. A placa de melhor hostanfitrião não é atoa ele é o melhor mesmo! 💜

3 months ago

Italy

5

This was my first experience and it was awesome! Alex is a great host, made me feel comfortable right away. He also helped me a lot with my German and shared great recipes. The food was tasty and the tasks easy. I would recommend this experience to anyone! :)
Dankeschön Alex!

8 months ago

Portugal

5

My experience with Alexander's volunteer program was great! In terms of the tasks and works given, the hours are not long so you can have enough rest, Alex is also flexible in giving different tasks according to your strengths and also teaching you new skills at the same time which is brilliant. Alexander is a great host and loves to talk with you and share his stories and experiences. There are certain rules you have to follow which is expected and I have no complains during my stay. Overall I enjoy very much of my first volunteer experience with Alex and hope someday I can go back again! :)

10 months ago


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