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Eco Village Sammatz, Germany

5.0
70 reviews70

Organic farming while enjoying a vivid community life in Lower Saxony!


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 17 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
27 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with nature
26 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

32h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Farming
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get

2

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.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
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.
Certificate
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Support
Support
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The Experience

We're a community of about 100 people (30 children included) and another 30 special needs or behavioural problems children and young people who live with us. We live in the midst of lovely woods and farmland close to the river Elbe in Northern Germany. 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, fun all along!

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English or Intermediate German
  • Over 18 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Stay at least
4 weeks

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70 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Eco Village

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

27 Meeting international travelers

26 Get in touch with nature

23 Practicing English

20 Meeting locals

17 Learning about sustainability

17 Developing environmental awareness

Brazil

4

The four months I stayed in Sammatz were quite intense. I sure had fun meeting lots of people from different countries, working in the shop, taking care of animals (from cows to bunnies), driving and, especially, working in the construction! On the other side, I also had moments of frustration with some miscommunication and trying to learn German. But even those not so good moments taught me something about myself and what I want in my life.. Therefore, I am glad that I chose this place for my first volunteering and I really hope that Sammatz only gets better with time :)

about 2 months ago

United States

5

I had so much fun at Sammatz and met so many awesome people from various countries. I worked often as part of the garden team, and really enjoyed spending so much time outside. I hope to return and see the tulips bloom! 🌷

5 months ago


Michaelshof replied

It was really a pleasure to host Liz here. From the beginning, she was really friendly and easily adapted with her lovely smile to the work and living in Sammatz. She built good friendships with the other volunteers during her stay here. A big thank to you Liz, pumpkin team misses you! 😊
We are happy to had you here and wishing you to come back sometime in the future again! All the best!

Brazil

5

My experience in Sammatz was amazing, 100% recommended! I connected with international travellers and nature. Great place to have a real social impact. You can learn many different things during the tasks, the community is very good, understanding and kind. We have the opportunity to practice other languages, cultures and make good friends. Besides, the forest and gardens nearby are wonderful, the food is delicious. It is a place for anyone eager to learn new things and about themselves in a safe space. Thanks Sammatz for everything, see you soon 💕

5 months ago

Italy

5

I couldn’t ask for a better experience for my first time volunteering!
The work is great and you have lots of options, also they are really flexible with the schedule and one thing that I really liked was the relationship of mutual understanding and respect.💗
Sammatz is a gorgeous place with amazing landscapes, it’s so easy to get in touch with nature, yourself and others.✨

I really hope I can come back soon,
Dankeschön and tschüss! 💗

5 months ago

Chile

4

Sammatz was amazing, better than I expected. I could know wonderfull people of a lot of countries and share with them at work and in the volunteers house. I was there just a few weeks, but everyone, mentors and volunteers were so kind that I really felt welcome and in community. Also you never need to buy food, because the volunteers house has a lot of and variety. Work at garden at the end of autumn can be a little hard, but the schedules always change so you can try different tasks. Thanks and hope to come back!

5 months ago

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