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Eco Village Sammatz, Germany

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

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
High demand host
This host has received 13 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
40 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with nature
37 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!
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.
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 or Beginner German
  • Over 18 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

Whats Not Included

Topics Not Included

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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Hours & Tasks


Eco Village


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

40 Meeting international travelers

37 Get in touch with nature

33 Practicing English

28 Meeting locals

23 Learning about sustainability

22 Developing environmental awareness



volunteering at Michaelshof is a life changing experience. you can read all the good reviews but you must experience it by your self because there's no words to describe all the moments and feelings that this place will make you feel. For all you people reading this, don't think about it twice and get out of your comfort zone because I can assure you that you will leave this place as a better version of yourself.

19 days ago



My experience there in Sammatz have been awesome. I've learnt new skills in different job positions. Obviously, you have to get ready for getting up early, but this is responsibility and you should have it for your life in general. Also, I've improved my English because there are a lot of International people, but there are also many of people who speak Spanish. Otherwise, I could talk in French a bit with French people. The improvable part is that they should organize better the job positions and the food delivery. Finally, I've obtained experience in working at a eco-farm successfully.

24 days ago



I could not have chosen a better destination for my first worldpackers trip. For my trip period. People there are so open and accepting, making you feel like you belong there. I enjoyed all the different types of work and was never bored. I found myself a second family of friends from all over the world and will forever hold on to my memories of this place.
Can't wait to go back!

29 days ago



I loved the place, I'm really in love in this place, I loved working with the animals and being able to share experiences with other nationalities, local people are super attentive, I will certainly go back there

30 days ago

United States


Living and working in Sammatz was an incredible experience filled with new friends, beautiful surroundings, and lots of learning. It was a great practice in collective living, made even better by the diversity of people living with me. You really meet people from all over the world here and there’s a special kind of person that chooses to do this work, making it easy to befriend everyone around you. On days off it was easy to explore nearby cities and get to know the area which was nice. I highly recommend the experience for those who are curious about community living & enjoy nature!

about 1 month ago

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Hosted by Michaelshof

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