Projekt mit Kindern in Sachsen

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    We are an autonomous project that supports community projects and the people who work in them. We are working toward a sustainable urban village, along with federated collectives in the neighborhood.

    We live in a beautiful house constructed in 1885, 15 minutes from the center of the city. We found it in 2009, abandoned, trashed, and selling cheap. Electricity and water services have been restored for the most part. About 90% of the house is now habitable. The project house includes an events space, bistro, coworking/day-care, workshop, storage spaces, three kitchens and plenty of bedrooms. Through a network of friends and parties, this house has become a lively center of philosophical, political, and scientific discussions.


    Volunteers can participate in a vegan pizzeria / cultural center or in a cooperative day-care. Please let us know for which position you apply.

    Babysitting:
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    This project is inspired by authors who agree with non-coercive child rearing methods and by the "Attachment Parenting" philosophy. The idea is that there is no advantage to institutionalizing children when they are very young, and perhaps some disadvantages. The parents who come here are freelancers or students who need time to work on their computers, but who nevertheless want to remain available to their children at this early age (0-3).

    The project promotes attachment and respectful parenting, and serves as a platform and venue for workshops addressing nursing, diaper-free, slings, etc. From time to time, it also hosts discussion groups about respectful parenting, as well as groups and classes for kids (music, languages, painting…). Our project has been covered extensively in the media; you can find interviews and videos on-line. We are seemingly making a difference!


    Pizzeria
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    In this new project, we are aiming to generate 500 €/month to fund non-profit projects, events and organisations. The main topic is "sustainability in an urban context", so (educational) events and projects must have something to do with ecology, veganism/animal rights/organic food, healthy food, resilience, urban gardening, degrowth/anti-consumerism, DIY-culture etc.

    The place is mainly run by volunteers from abroad and from Leipzig who make vegan pizzas and organize events (like educational workshops that are offered for free or donation based to the public; parties and concerts to raise money for non-profit organisations based in Leipzig, DIY-workshops on how to build or repair cool stuff at home etc.). The core group of volunteers will decide where the money will go to next month.

    We are a non-profit organization with no salaried positions. We are all volunteers. The fees that parents pay merely cover the operating costs. Our books are open.

  • Arten von Arbeit

    Arten von Arbeit

    Bauarbeiten
    Kinderbetreuung
    kochen/einkaufen
    Hausarbeiten
    karitative Arbeiten

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    Volunteers work a maximum of 25 hour week , five days per week.
    ***The minimum stay is 3 weeks. Please don't apply if you can't stay at least 3 weeks :-)**
    A stay shorter than 3 weeks is not possible because training and introducing people to the house takes time. A three week stay is guaranteed, and may be extended after a one week trial period. Let us know your preferred length of stay when you contact us, even if it's longer than the 3 weeks.
    EXCEPTION for builders: We are looking for a person with experience who knows how to detach a door frame, without breaking it, and putting it back in a different place, as well as making a wall where the old door was. If you can do this in 1-2 weeks, that would be great.


    Babysitting:
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    Three volunteers regularly babysit from Monday to Friday (10:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00PM). The children are 0-3 years old. Their German is not much better than yours, so don't worry if it's been a while since your last class. The important thing is be engaged with them.

    Volunteers mainly entertain the kids while the parents work. The parents stay here, and they take care of changing diapers, feeding and putting to bed. When there only 3 or less children present, the second volunteer will help cleaning (tables/desks; vacuuming floor; taking trash out). The children have priority over these tasks. The parents themselves take on cleaning tasks, especially if there are always more than 3 children around.

    Pizzeria:
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    The pizzeria is open 18:00-22:00, Tuesday through Saturday. There is deep-cleaning on Monday. The shifts are democratically decided during plenum on Monday. Sometimes crew stays up late on Thursdays because of the jam-session, but this is just for fun.

    German is useful but not necessary. Nearly all young people in the neighborhood speak English.

    Lectures/workshops
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    It is important to know that we can only fund your stay if you are willing to either host a lecture/workshop. This is due to legal requirements, but we are genuinely interested in self-help/education, and the residents also participate.

    Topics that volunteers have hosted before as a lecture:
    - Vitamin B12 – what is it good for?
    - Radioactivity – how does it work?
    - Vitamin C – what can it cure?
    - understanding statistics
    (these were each 30 minutes long with a short Q & A at the end)

    Workshops that volunteers have given before:
    - how to make home made oat milk
    - vegan cooking
    - making smoothies
    - pancake meet-up

    The range of topics is open. For a time, we hosted a “Slice of Science” series in which short presentations of some science or technology topics were given. DIY lectures/workshops are possible, like how to make soap or your own cleaning supplies, how to prepare a raw-food cake, or why raw food is healthy... We have also been asked to host speeches about how things work – like "how really does a mobile phone or the internet work?" You can ask for advice or ideas for topics or you can propose a topic yourself. It is fine to host these events in English.

    In the future, there will be a plenary (meeting) every week where you will be invited to participate in the decision making process about where the money will be going to next month. As it is a new project, we don't know yet which month will be the first month that generates money to distribute after paying off the initial costs.



    Other:
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    As part of our community, we expect you to participate in the regular chores such as shopping, cleaning, cooking, like everybody else in the house. The time for this is included in the 25 hours mentioned above.

    There are usually about 5-6 volunteers with us at a time. Long stays have priority over short stays.

    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 (including volunteers) vote on bringing new people into the house.*****




    Type of accommodation

    There are 6 small 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. In the winter, heating is carried out with Victorian-era coal furnaces. There is one tiled bathroom, the other ones are in some intermediate state of renovation. There are three public WCs on other floors. There are three kitchens.

    We cook mainly vegan, you may eat dairy and meat if you need. We have an easy to use best-of vegan recipes book that you can use, so don't worry!



    How will travelers benefit from a cultural exchange and what could they learn?

    As a volunteer in our project you will be able to learn about many alternative ways of child-rearing, including:

    - attachment parenting/respectful parenting
    - bonding theory
    - baby-led weaning
    - diaper-free babies
    - baby-wearing
    - hand signs for children under 1,5 years old
    - child rearing from an evolutionary biology point of view
    - how & why to enforce limits in a respectful, bonding-safe way
    - community building ("it takes a village to raise a child")

    In the play group, you will also learn

    - games and activities suitable for children under 3
    - conflict solving strategies with children under 3

    In the pizzeria,

    - you will hear and learn a lot about our favourite topics: sustainability and the subtopics mentioned above
    - you may participate in the workshops and educational events we will offer
    - you will learn how to make the best vegan pizzas ever!
    - you will be very close to Germans from the direct neighborhood as well as from other parts of the town, and as the kitchen has windows facing the customers, it's very easy to communicate with the customers and the bar

    Apart from that, you have the possibility to practice:

    - German with the kids and the parents or customers of the pizzeria
    - or English in the house

    As we are an alternative project house, living in our community will offer you the following learning fields:

    - responsible use of food and resources
    - vegan/vegetarian nutrition
    - transparent distribution of tasks through our unique "task auction system"
    - improving cooking skills; cooking for 6-10 people
    - event organization for parents and/or kids, if you're up to it.

  • gesprochene Sprachen

    gesprochene Sprachen

    German, English, Spanish, French

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    There are 6 small 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. In the winter, heating is carried out with Victorian-era coal furnaces. There is one tiled bathroom, the other ones are in some intermediate state of renovation. There are three public WCs on other floors. There are three kitchens, but only one has food.

    We are a vegan household. Few of us are vegan personally, and sometimes no one in the house is, but we recognize that no possible sustainable future includes meat, so voilà. That said, following the mysterious disappearances of household pets, we decided that this policy was maybe not so practical. There is now meat and dairy products in the refrigerator at all times. Our shared meals remain vegan though.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    About us:
    We are interested in general in projects, ideas and conversations about sustainability - degrowth, decrecencia, sustainability, financial crisis, CSA, permaculture, peak oil etc. We are also interested in helping people in their own projects with our knowledge and resources, projects like for instance: building bike-machines, cargo-bikes, a repair shop, clothes repair, urban gardening, CNC-router, fablab, DIY-furniture . If you are looking for the opportunity to start a project, let us know. The pizzeria was started by a former volunteer!

    Lastly, this is an *alternative* project house This means you might encounter someone with long hair asking embarrassing questions about the financial system, education, food, anything. If you live with your mom or watch television, please ask for our website address first. We are happy to provide you information about the mental dangers you face.


    About contacting us:
    When you write us, please answer the following questions:

    * From when to when are you available?
    Include the broadest range possible. You'll be invited to take a slot that fits in your range.
    * is it OK to send your profile to house members and other volunteers, whose stay might overlap with yours, for voting? We (including volunteers) vote on bringing new people into the house.


    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, it will be easier to remember you. We receive on average one request per day, so after a couple weeks, that's a lot of profiles to remember. Help us choose you!

    If your profile is thin or has an evasive photo, it won't even be put up for voting. We know from experience that such profiles get vetoed. If you have privacy concerns and would rather communicate with us securely, just ask!

    Thank you very much for reading this far!

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunites

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunites

    This 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, is arguably Leipzig's pre-coolest neighborhood. While former cool neighborhoods have been overrun with prams and napkin boutiques, Lindenau has remained gritty, graffiti'd, and full of students, artists, and activists. We participate in events hosted by allied housing projects and we host events ourselves.

    You may benefit from:
    - German classes for free/donation based
    - "language nights", for free (every table has a different language, people meet, talk in different languages and form tandems)
    - a large variety of underground art exhibitions
    - many housing projects with attached cultural spaces, where they host political discussions and lectures
    - a well developed alternative subculture with a variety of musical styles
    - a few venues with open poetry or jam-sessions for musicians and poets
    - alternative projects such as a repair café, an upcycling and material collection store, a cooperative organic food store, a self-organized "institute for autodidactic learning," as well as quite a few collectively owned enterprises.

    As a volunteer in our project you will be able to learn about many alternative ways of child-rearing, including:

    - attachment parenting/respectful parenting
    - bonding theory
    - baby-led weaning
    - diaper-free babies
    - baby-wearing
    - hand signs for children under 1,5 years old
    - child rearing from an evolutionary biology point of view
    - how & why to enforce limits in a respectful, bonding-safe way
    - community building ("it takes a village to raise a child")
    - games and activities suitable for children under 3
    - conflict solving strategies with children under 3
    - event organization for parents and/or kids, if you're up to it.

    In the pizzeria,

    - you will hear and learn a lot about our favourite topic: sustainability
    - you may participate in the workshops and educational events we will offer
    - you will learn how to make the best vegan pizzas ever!
    - you will meet a lot of neighborhood people, not just our friends.

    In the house, you will come into contact with:
    - vegan/vegetarian nutrition
    - transparent distribution of tasks through our unique "task auction system"
    - improving cooking skills; cooking for 6-10 people
    - event organization

  • ...

    Arbeitszeiten

    5 hours a day 5 days a week


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In one site children can socialize and play while their parents are working nearby on laptop and phone. Our other site is used for lectures, meetings, workshops, and parties. We offer dinner on thursdays and breakfast on sundays for the neighborhood at low cost. 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!

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