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Eco Village Sammatz, Germany

59 reviews59

Help us with construction and woodwork while enjoying a vivid community life!

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This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with international travelers
18 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with nature
16 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Restaurants
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Dance classes
Take free dance classes at our place.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

We're a community of about 100 people (30 children included) and another 30 special needs or behavioral problems children and young people who live with us. We try to create a place where life, friendship, knowledge, and nature mingle in the most beautiful way possible – you'll meet a lot of young people, tons of things to do! Come help us with construction, farming, and woodwork and have a lot of fun!

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  • Beginner English
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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59 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks


Eco Village


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

18 Meeting international travelers

16 Get in touch with nature

14 Practicing English

14 Meeting locals

11 Developing environmental awareness

10 Developing social awareness



There is something for everyone in Sammatz whether you'r interested to fully immerse yourself in a community close to nature or just looking for a break from the city. This place is absolutely beautiful and full of amazing people. No two days are the same as schedueles vary everyday, allowing you to learn about gardening,animal care, construction, cheese making.. The facilities are great, you have access to unlimited food plus lunch and cake in the afternoon. Rooms are shared but very comfy. I couldn't recommend this place more and hope to be back soon !!

29 days ago



I wasn't expecting this experience to be as BIG as it was. Sammatz is a beeeautiful place and its surroundings too. It has a praiseworthy organization. They've the best structure! It's amazing how everything works so well there. They'll teach you whatever you feel eagle to learn. You'll have endless choices of what to work with. I'll miss my goaties and sheep forever. Thank you so much for the opportunity, guys! Thank you for being such kind, welcoming and understanding human beings ❤

about 1 month ago



Living in Sammatz is really, really special, you get to meet people from all over the world, you practice english, spanish and german, you learn from the locals to share, to care about people, to listen and what it really means to respect each other. Many times I felt like I was in another world, the place is so beautiful and well taken care of, the gardens and lake look perfect. In Sammatz I made friends I know I'll have forever, this place will always be in my heart. Please, if you have the opportunity go! :D

8 months ago



Sammatz is a very special place. I have met amazing and very interesting people from all across the world many of whom I consider very good friends and I have learned a lot of new skills. I decided to extend my stay because of the current Covid pandemic and I couldn't think of a better place to be during this time :)
This is also a great place to practice your Spanish!

9 months ago



The most valuable lesson I left Sammatz with is about growth. Just like how we worked together and planted seeds that grew into beautiful and rich plants and flowers, I found myself growing as a person connected with the natural reality around me during the month I spend in Sammatz.

10 months ago

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Hosted by Michaelshof

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