Our lovely place is located in a small, rural village in the north-east of Germany.
We live here with 2 families (mid-thirties) and 2 children (3 & 7 yo). Also a cat is with us and soon some chicken.
Martha, Sancho & Kjel live in a tiny house trailer, Wibke, Stefan & Karla in a little straw bale house.
Some of us work freelancing in outside jobs sometimes.
The place is 3.5ha, but we don't use all the land.
Our organic Garden has a central role. It gives us food and we prepare weekly vegetable boxes.
In fall we run a juice making-manufactory.
Activities next to gardening and self sufficiency with food and energy is restoring an old brick building.
If you are crafts person or technically interested, you will love our well equipped open workshops (wood, metal and electronics).
Interesting things happen here, like inventing, building or fixing all kind of technical stuff and bringing people together in workshops or gatherings. Once a month we host a repair-cafe.
Plant- and nature lovers can also feel very comfortable in the diverse gardens or in the orchard with many kinds of vegetables and fruits.
We have a good relationship to many other people in our village and community-life in our area, that you could get to know at longer stays.
There is beautiful nature around, such as a nature protection area, a small river, meadows, woods, sheep and horses and a lake to swim.
*** current projects ***
-help in the garden/greenhouses with weeding/planting/harvesting
-we like to build a chicken stable on wheels
We don't like to answer mass mails. So write something personal, what you are most interested in to see or to learn at our place ;-)
Thanks for reading, have a lucky day & see you soon!
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Depending on the duration of the stay you can experience a grounded live with many aspects of crafts, self sufficiency and rural live.
You can have close contact to our family, nature, friends or other guests and we like to share all knowledge we have.
We make energy with wind, sun and firewood.
We have much experience in sustainable building, metalwork, carpentry, generating energy, farming, food preserving, networking, project management etc. we like to share.
Its good to have some self-organisation abilities and skills in some of our fields. Or at least willing to learn.
Families and couples are welcome. But don't hesitate to contact us if you plan to come alone.
As long its good for everybody, we like long therm stays more then short visits.
Usually you can support us best with:
-Gardening, weeding, preserving, drying
-Everyday jobs, cooking, cleaning
-Construction help & maintaining and improving the property
-Juice making and apple harvest in fall
-supporting events like international workcamp, repair-cafe, ...
We favor open minded guests with a healthy relation to drugs (incl. tobacco/alcohol), smartphone, shopping and conspiracy theories.
We are open for suggestions or own beneficial projects, depending on the duration of your stay.
For building and restoring we often use clay, straw, wood or (recycled) natural or long lasting materials wherever reasonable.
Accommodation is possible in guestrooms, caravan, tent or own camper.
We feel responsible to use our given resources wisely, so some living conditions are quite simple:
-great solar-powered outdoor bathroom
-big community kitchen for the input
-outside compost toilet for the output
-in winter: heating with own firewood
-Natural flow: in between anarchic and perfect organised
We have a nice little sauna outside.
Food is mostly vegetarian, almost all organic, simple but good.
Vegetables and fruits almost all the year from our garden or around. We eat meat from time to time.
If possible, we will have one meal a day all together.
Breakfast and dinner you will have on your own or with other guests. We provide everything, except luxury goods
Theres no possibility to spend money in the village. And yes, we have high speed Wifi :-)
Demmin (8 km, bicycle or bus)
Rostock (80 km, bus from/to Demmin)
Neubrandenburg (40 km, train)
Greifswald (45 km, bus from/to Demmin)
Stralsund (65 km, train)
Berlin (170 km, train)
Utzedel (4.5 km) and Sternfeld (6.5 km) are the next train stations.
Easy to get there from Berlin almost every hour. From here you can get the directions to walk or we pick you up.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week