Hilf uns, eine alte Wassermühle in eine eine Öko-Gemeinschaft und Hackerspace umzubauen, Deutschland

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi,
    here is Franz and we are working at an old water mill with foundations from the 13th century (actual building maybe 16th century) to restore the main house and the outbuildings around it in order to establish an ecological community mixed.

    There are 5 people that live here permanently. Most of us have (remote) work so time is limited sometimes to work around the property. In general we need help with keeping the buildings and the surroundings in good shape and also work on the projects we have ongoing.

    This place should be a safe and open place: no sexism, no racism, no stereotyping, no (religious) preaching.

    If you are looking for a quiet place but in a community in the country then this could be the perfect place for you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Gartenarbeiten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Hausarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    A great opportunity to learn about life in the country, how to maintain and restore old buildings, spend time in the lush green countryside. We speak mostly German but most people in our community can speak English fluently. Learn about wild food foraging, food conservation, bread baking, event organizing etc.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    At the moment we are focusing on restoration and self sustainability this includes tasks that require good physical fitness, we are looking for people who are not afraid of getting their hands dirty and getting involved in tasks such as cleaning, cutting trees, digging, building work, carpentry, restoration of furniture, harvesting, mowing, brick, making firewood, taking care of the house chores etc.

    We have 3 cats. We don't have any farm animals right now.

    If you suffer from allergies please note that you may not feel good here - come prepared with antihistamines or whatever medication works for you.

    If you are into DIY and want to create stuff, we have task for you too.
    But also if you like computer work we have already a lot to do: write documentation, here and there create social media content, programming/setting up open source software we use, administration. Usually in this case the tasks are a mixture as we have to prioritize tasks according to the situation.

    In the warmer months we do quite a bit of construction work, there are many projects lined up to improve the place, in the winter we focus on maintenance inside the house, splitting wood etc.

    Occasionally as a community we also do work on nearby properties in order to support ourselves and the community, this may include manual labor and other physically demanding jobs. These days are rare but we like to be upfront about it.

    Please note that smoking is only allowed outside.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Shared rooms with shared bathroom (only one bathroom), we also have a big attic that we use when we have a lot of people over or you can borrow a tent from us.

    Hot solar showers outside in the summer - hot shower and bathtub inside in the winter.
    One shared kitchen.
    Dishwasher and washing machine.
    50 Mbit Internet Flat.

    Very important: We are 3 km away from the next village, 7 km away from the next train station, 15km away from the next shop. Have that in mind when you plan to come here. But we will probably go shopping once a week.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Countryside living is great if you like cycling, hiking, bird watching, if you fancy going to Berlin for the weekend it's about 2 hours to get to Berlin on the train.

    You should announce your arrival time at least 1 day before, when you arrive with train. I don't check my phone and messages every hour. If you arrive at the station unannounced and you can't reach me then you have to wait till you reach me or hitchhike to us otherwise I will be happy to get you from the train station. :)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have 4G internet with Starlink. 50mb/s is normal - sometimes more, sometimes less.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have some parking space for Campervans

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    25 hours a week

Host ref number: 631884989682

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