I returned to Mather AFB to outprocess and continue on to my enroute training with the Arizona Air National Guard in Tucson, AZ; and in the meantime my wife and her father arranged for us to rent this house on my return to Germany at the end of the summer.
Monzelfeld is east of the Mosel River – on top of an area of higher elevation which defines the Hundsruck or “dog’s back” region of Germany; and the village was convenient for us to get to both Hahn AB as well as my wife’s parent’s village of Bruch in the Eifel.
This house in Monzelfeld was a really unique contemporary design, and the lot was bordered by two streets in a peninsula or “arrowhead” type shape – and surrounded by an overgrown forest that was in dire need of a good pruning.
The owners were stockpiling wood for the winter at the time these photos were taken; and at the end of the summer they would be moving into their new house which was then being built – which was perfect timing for our family to rent this house.
This is a view of the side yard of the Monzelfeld house, looking over the woodpile and a traditional German wooden fence called a “Jägerzaun.”
The traditional white German window blinds or “Rolladen” are partially closed in this picture, which also shows just how large the property was that belonged to the house – giving us lots of gardening and landscaping opportunities.
The house in Monzelfeld was like an island all to itself in an overgrown forest that completely surrounded the property, and this view from behind the property shows two chimneys – one for the wood stove or “Kachelofen” and the other for a traditional fireplace.
This view from behind the property in Monzelfeld showed just how overgrown the trees and bushes had become; and I would later cut out and collect all of the deadwood for the wood stove, and trim up everything else that was remaining to allow the trees and bushes plenty of room to grow up properly.