Come and enjoy the nature, our beautiful farm, animals and meet our farm members of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds (artists, actors, scholars, doctors, attorneys) in Germany

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  2018 

 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    We are two artists (Li from Montréal, Québec, Canada and Marcus from Berlin and Frankfurt, Germany).
    We bought several properties to share it with others as a members club, a group of artists, patrons, representants of public institutions and companies acknowledging the problematic of gentrification and knowledge transmission. We work together in redefining associations where artists could benefit from the value they contribute to create. Exchange Art for Land.

    The farm (Built 1880-1910) consists of 4 buildings, a field and a little forest. The distillery (built 1850) is one big and one small building.

    From our volunteers we would need about 4 hours help everyday in exchange of accommodation, living costs, food.

    There are several possibilities of how you can volunteer.
    There are some details to be restored.
    Some work is minor constructing (restoring), repair on stonewalls at the distillery building and at the farm so it would be an advantage to be able to work with cement, plaster.
    We have to restore 2 wooden garage doors so it would be good if you can work with wood, electric drill and a wood saw.
    We need to clean 1 floor of a side house of the farm and the distillery. We would like to repair and decorate the dormitory in the main farm house in chines or indian style (we have a "Western Room" and a "Motorcycle Room" already. You can also volunteer in cooking or gardening. It depends on what you are good in.
    Most of the time we make teams who work for a few hours at one project, then everyone has spare time. We did the most ourselves but for us two its becoming too much, also its more fun and faster to work in teams. What we can offer is a nice stay, exchange of knowledge, togetherness and fun.

    Volunteers can benefit from knowledge exchange from us and our members. Volunteers will meet some of our 83 members of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds (artists, actors, scholars, doctors, attorneys). From spring until autumn we meet, live together, work together or also for themselves, sit around the campfire, talk, discuss, go to the lakes and beaches.
    We have a lot of possibilities at the farm to experience, art collection, music room, painting possibilities, bicycles.

    Our accommodations are original, we keep them as they are, they have single or double beds. We have a "Puzzle Room", "Western Room (double bed)", Motorcycle Room (single bed)", "Pioneer Room" (single bed), "70s Yellow Room" (double bed), "50s Room (double bed and single bed)", "Hausmeister Room "(single bed). The dormitory is right know under construction (Chinese or Indian style).

    Food: since there are a lot of farmers around we get lots of vegetables (bio). We don´t have a cook and we are not a hotel so either we offer breakfast, lunch and supper as "self service" or we can negotiate breaks and we cook lunch together. Breakfast and supper can be organized individually, we have cabinets for food. Usually to do barbecue´s in the evening if the weather is fine or we can cook together in the kitchen.

    The farm is next to a river where you can go swimming and canoeing / Kayak and there are lakes and a beach nearby.
    Lots of horses are around.

    Wir sind ein Privatclub, der sich gegen die Gentrifizierung und für Wissenstransfer einsetzt. ist ein Experimentierfeld der künstlerischen Theorie und Praxis. Unsere Mitglieder sind ein Teil einer interdisziplinären und generationsübergreifenden Welt, in der Künstler ihre Arbeit erforschen und art lovers ihr Wissen miteinbringen können. Wir denken, dass durch künstlerisches Handeln Altes wie Neues reflektiert werden und neue Strukturen künstlerischen wie gesellschaftlichen Lebens vorgeschlagen werden können.
    Bitte geht auf unsere Webseite für nähere Information.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Other
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help

    Help

    You should like the nature, farm work, animals, you should´t be allergic to everything like some dust, some spiderwebs, etc. Well I have hay fever but never had problems here. There´s lots of poison ivy once a while but we make salad out of it.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers can benefit from knowledge exchange from us and our members. Volunteers will meet some of our 83 members of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds (artists, actors, scholars, doctors, attorneys). From spring until autumn we meet, live together, work together or also for themselves, sit around the campfire, talk, discuss, go to the lakes and beaches.
    We have a lot of possibilities at the farm to experience, art collection, music room, painting possibilities, bicycles.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German, French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    single rooms, double rooms, dormitory, vintage 70s trailer, camping on the property possible.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Please go to our website. By the way its a horse area, lots of stables, horses, river and lakes for swimming next and nearby to our properties.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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