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Projekt mit Kindern in Sachsen

Land: Deutschland

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Workaway Host rating
12
Zuletzt online
18.04.2014

Beschreibung

We are an autonomous house project that provides rent-free live/work space for its members, as well as services to the neighborhood.

There are three projects in the house:
Renovation
Bistro
Coworking with Day-Care

In the Coworking space, parents can work and bring their kids along. Volunteers babysit.

In the bistro, we host educational events about alternative house projects, financial crisis, the money & banking system, alternative currencies, gift economies, alternative education and day care, healthy & local diet, royalty free music, sustainable living (heating, energy, water, compost, compost toilet, insulation, practical recycling/upcyclging), less politics - more doing. We also host small concerts with free musicians.

Renovation:
Common spaces need renovation.

We offer food and lodging in exchange for a 25 hours week*. We try to schedule two days off per week, but these are not necessarily on weekends, since the bistro is open on weekends, too.

* Typical domestic tasks that you would be doing in your own apartment anyway (cooking, cleaning, shopping), are included!

Region

Leipzig, Saxony

Arten von Arbeit

Help in the house,
General Maintenance,
Cooking / shopping,
Babysitting / child care,
Building

Arbeit

Babysitting: We need two volunteers as regular babysitters (10-12 AM and 1-4 PM). The babysitters ought to have experience with children aged 0-3. Basic German is helpful, but not critical. It's not possible to do this job only a few days per week, as the children need to get used to the new babysitters.

Bistro: We offer vegan fast and slow food and need help in the kitchen: chopping, preparing, service and cleaning. (Btw: For longterm, we are looking for a vegan chef who is interested in moving into the house and earn a living.)

Renovation: 1-2 volunteers work with the renovations manager. Currently we are renovating the bathrooms, windows. Occasionally we build extra-ordinary things like a bar. Renovators are included in the regular cooking schedule as well, so you won't be isolated!

There are 3-8 volunteers with us at a time. Long stays have priority over short stays. A stay shorter than 3 weeks is not possible, since training and introducing people to the house takes time. Families are welcome.

We know from reading your profile that you are open-minded, responsible, and hard-working. You love traveling and learning about other cultures. You don't have much experience, but you are a quick learner. If you'd like to send any other info about yourself, we'd be grateful!

****Please let us know if it is okay to share your profile with other volunteers whose stays would overlap with yours. We vote on bringing new people into the house.*****

Lastly, this is an alternative house project. We're asking the most basic questions about our food, our money, our energy, everything. It's simply not the right place for religious or corporate people. If you are worried, please ask for our website address first. We are happy to provide you information about the house.

gesprochene Sprachen

German, English, Spanish, French

Unterkunft

There are 8 guest rooms in the house, which are partially renovated, but furnished and clean. Normally there is one person per room, but friends may share a room with three beds. In the winter, heating is carried out with Victorian-era furnaces. There are two bathrooms, also in some intermediate state of renovation. There are three public WCs on other floors. There are three kitchens. We are using the Bar/Bistro as our living room/lounge and main kitchen.

Was noch ...

About the house:
We live in a beautiful house constructed in 1885, 15 minutes from the center of the city. We found it three years ago, abandoned, trashed, and selling cheap. Electricity and water services have been restored for the most part. About 80% of the house is now habitable. The house project includes an events space, bistro, coworking/day-care, workshop, storage spaces, three kitchens, language classes and plenty of bedrooms.

Leipzig is graciously endowed with many parks, beautiful architecture, and is surrounded by many lakes. Leipzig has an excellent tram system, and for better or for worse, you have excellent access to it from our house. Our neighborhood Lindenau, and Plagwitz, to the south, are Leipzig's alternative quarters. We participate in events hosted by allied house projects and we host events ourselves.

When you write us, it would be very helpful if you answered the following questions:

1) From when to when are you available?
2) how long would you like to stay?
3) is it OK to send your profile to house members and other volunteers, whose stay might overlap with yours, for voting?

Thank you very much!

Etwas mehr Information

Internet access
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers

Arbeitszeiten

5

Weitere Bilder

My Photo Album

At Rockzipfel, children can socialize and play while their parents are working nearby on laptop and phone. The Sittenkammer is used for lectures, meetings, workshops, and parties. Damaged or outdated infrastructure is slowly being replaced, making more more of the house usable. We battle leaks in the roof and crumbling bricks in the basement. So far, so good. Thank you dear helpers!

Klicken Sie auf ein Bild für eine größere Ansicht.

Bar/Café in operation
Bar/Café in operation
Host ref number: 18399749724d

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