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Hey nature lovers out there!
We are a community of people, who partially grew up together or found each other through travels and others joys of life. The core of our group consists of:
Lilly grew up on this farm, went away to the big city of Nuremberg with some stops living in Santa Cruz, CA and Bogotá, Colombia and lots of fun traveling time all around the globe, and finally decided to follow her roots back to the little countryside village "Kleinsendelbach". She studied Socio-economics, but as well teaches guitar and sings on weddings. On her travels in Cambodia, she met Juan. They fell in love with each other and the idea of someday starting an eco-community-project together.
Juan is a Colombian fellow, a painting artist, martial arts practitioner and an agronomist engineer. Though his professional experience is mostly related to tropical climate, which we don't quite have here ( :-) ), he has been really devoted to learn the ropes of this hemisphere. He loves animals of all kind and likes to get dirty. To add to the Latin American mix, we have Cori, whose parents are from Venezuela.
Cori studied Geography in Bonn, also traveled the southern hemisphere of this globe and has been looking for a project that gives her the opportunity to maintain a sustainable way of life, where she can apply her study-related knowledge and let out her artsy side. Combining these two, she is the main driver for our focus on permaculture, which is the core of our project. During her travels, she gained some wonderful workaway experience, which let us to invite you to our exciting project.
Cori' all time best friend and Lilly's sister Leo is also occasionally part of the project as well as the mechanical and farming knowledge expert Georg, Lilly's and Leo's Dad. He knows how to fix every problem with almost zero money and quite inventive ideas.
But now, let's get to the actual project:
Like we said, the core of the whole idea is to turn this traditional family-owned little farm into a permaculture paradise. This year we have been working on experimenting with different field forms, compost strategies, mixed cultivations and planning the restructuring of the estate to create a community farm with a charming café, a seminar room to offer artsy, musical, crafty and spiritual education, and a little hostel. We want to combine environmental sustainability with an integrated community, may it be with our next door neighbors or a lama riding Peruvian gal or whoever will knock on our door.
As you can see, we are right at the beginning of what will hopefully be a life time of fun, hard work, inspiring connections with people from all around the globe and sustainable way of living. Therefore, there is plenty of room for your input, may it be handy skills, getting dirty with us in the forest or on the fields, your creative ideas, but most definitely sharing a beer at the campfire ;) .
Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
Betreuung von Tieren
Hilfe bei Kunstprojekten
First of all you will definitely enjoy a tractor ride or two, learn the skills of ancient (who knows from which century) machines and tools that have been collecting dust here, creative solutions to practical problems and will experience using all your muscles everyday.
On top you can learn some guitar skills from Lilly, work on your harmony singing, cook with regional self-produced veggies, dig into artsy topics with Cori and Juan, who will also maybe show you an Aikido move or two.
Of course we are our own language exchange melting pot, since we also have some international friends staying over from time to time. If you want to dig into German language and culture, there are many opportunities awaiting you.
This summer, we are planning on doing some wood work such as logging trees and preparing wood for further construction projects, as well as soil cultivation to work towards our Hügelbeet fields. Since we are at the beginning we have many different little tasks, where you could also apply your special skill.
English, German, Spanish
We life in a 18th or 19th century (nobody knows exactly) farm house with two extra guest rooms and a big attic. We have beds, mattresses and sleeping bags. If you can't get enough of nature, you can even pitch a tent and enjoy sleeping outdoors, but that's not a must.
Even though this is definitely a countryside location, we are just a 30 minute ride away from the cities of Erlangen and Nuremberg, which offer many cultural and historical sites as well as some music venues and bars if that's your thing. On the other side we have the Franconian Switzerland, which is a climber's paradise with many nice hiking trails and the famous brewery track.
The local transport brings you to us from either Nuremberg or Erlangen on an easy ride. The bus to the next village, that offers some grocery shopping leaves every 20 minutes just a short 3 minute walk away.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week