Homestay Haut-Rhin, France

8 reviews8

Help renovate, re-organizing garden, furniture, flee market items

Connect with nature
2 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with the locals
2 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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.
Building & Repairing
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 will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
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 help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
1 week

The Experience

This unpaid position has various tasks for 18 hrs/ week for bed&breakfast only. No WIFI/TV. Village and no easy nightlife. You save ca 40 Euros/day for a hostel. For 18 hours of help weekly, you get a bed in a shared dorm and can use the facilities (bathroom, equipped kitchen, entertainment equipment) a bicycle with a deposit (in case it gets stolen). The broken tires need to be replaced (cost about 5 Euro).

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  • Between 18 and 80 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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Hours & Tasks




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How this experience will transform you

  • 2 Get in touch with nature
  • 2 Meeting locals
  • 1 Immersing in the local culture
  • 1 Meeting international travelers
  • 1 Practicing English
  • 1 Learning about sustainability



Maida is a very nice person. I enjoyed so much during my experience with her. She provided everything I needed and shared many stories of hers and her volunteers with me. I was encouraged to explore the area, the nature and sometimes she was even going with me. I was so glad to have participated in this volunteer work, which was not very heavy, and I have learnt a lot from the experience I have had there. The guest house was very nice and I felt very comfortable as if I were in my home. If possible, I would do it again and highly recommend to anyone who loves living in countryside!

about 2 years ago



Great learning, friends for life!! Packerss, move your ass and get trough the mess! 🤣🤣 Nice job and lovely place! Kisses sweet see you soon 😘

over 4 years ago

Maida replied

Theo, you were a very nice helper. I thank you very much for the time you spent here. Wishing you all the best for your future. Kindest regards. Maida



I'll admit I'm not perfect. Now, Maida is a really kind and sweet woman who just wants her volunteers to feel good, but her greatest quality is also her greatest weakness. She tries so hard that the volunteers feel good, that she stops taking care of herself, making her tired and with a lot of pain. This makes her feel not good. When your host is not feeling good, it's hard for them to create a “feel good” environment for everyone else. Advice: stick to what is said in the web page and make no deals in word with her (she will forget or modify the deal). More details, private message. Good luck

almost 4 years ago

Maida replied

My biggest mistake was to give in to Santiagos constant asking to go traveling during the time he was supposed to be helpeing after a free weekend. He wanted to leave because he didn't get along with the two other helpers.
None of this was my change but O tried to avoid stress for Santiago and they all left one week earlier not being able to make the agreement work.
I was not asked and my schedule was not respected.
So please Santiago, keep your own commitments and don't give others advises.
That was exactly why the other two volunteers didn't get along with you. You were the youngest of all of us but you felt like leading the work without being experienced in any of the tasks.
Please advise yourself in the future.



Maida é uma mulher incrível, uma inteligência fora da curva, fala 6 ou 7 idiomas, e se preocupa com seus voluntários, ela integra a todos, se preocupa com a alimentação saudável, diversas vezes eu estava trabalhando e ela me levava um chá, uma água.. Eu super recomendo o local de Maida e o trabalho, mas já aviso, se for para lá, conversa com ela previamente sobre as horas, sobre as regras e o trabalho, pois como todo ser humano tem defeitos, Maida mesmo sendo incrível, tem dificuldades em expressar seu descontentamento, para evitar isso, é só seguir as regras e falar sobre tudo, ela vai ouvir.

3 months ago



Literal un hogar lejos de casa, maida es una persona muy especial, piri (mi perrita) y yo nos sentimos muy bien recibidos y no solo eso, me alegra decir que tengo una gran amiga en esta parte del mundo y un motivo para regresar. ella es comprensible, casismatica y mil cosas mas. aprendi mucho de ella y estoy seguro de que lo seguire haciendo por que ella es de ese tipo de personas que quieres mantener cerca. muchas gracias por esta primer experiencia como voluntario.

about 3 years ago

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