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Eco Village Sammatz, Germany

5.0
92 reviews92

Organic Café help, improve german, enjoy internat. 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 14 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

32h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Housekeeping
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Cleaning
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
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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.
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
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
Verified Host
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Worldpackers Insurance
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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

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

Whats Not Included

Topics Not Included

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Availability

Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Stay at least
4 weeks

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92 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Eco Village

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

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

Colombia

5

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.

18 days ago

Spain

5

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.

23 days ago

Slovenia

5

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!
💛🫶

28 days ago

Brazil

5

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

29 days ago

United States

5

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!

30 days ago

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Hosted by Michaelshof

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