Join our open minded and alternative group of friends building a self sufficient and creative space in Oberzent, Germany

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  • Description

    Description

    Dear travellers and all the people who are searching for their inner self, we – a small rural community – would like to introduce our lifetime project to you.

    In first place we understand ourselves as an open minded and alternative group of friends which likes to realize different projects in a way of self-sufficiency. Those projects will include building, gardening, music, arts, circus, healing, events and we are open for your ideas as well. We would like to give you the space to find your passion and potential. As we just have started to grow together with our own ideas, it’s also about you to become an important part for growth and to evolve the communal living. We are open to share our knowledge and would be really happy to have some exchange of your ideas as well. We travelled around Europe and Overseas for a certain time and we are happy to share our stories as well as listening to yours. We don’t see ourselves in a certain type of hierarchy, we meet each other on the same level and would like to grow together in the communal way.

    The property we are living on is owned by the grandfather of a member, who is already 83 years old. An essential part of the community life is elders care. We try to integrate him to our way of life, which is sometimes challenging but mostly fun. The property is close to the forest, really quiet and rural. We live together with three dogs, two cats and a goat. At the moment we set up our garden for growing some veggies. If you would like to gain some knowledge in gardening, this is a great place to stay. In the last year we realized building alternative living spaces in form of a Geometric Dome and two tiny houses. At the moment we renovate our community house, giving the rooms a nice earthy layer of clay and making it a cosy place with self-build furniture. The community house is a good place to meet and cook together, laugh, dance, making music, doing yoga and giving massage.

    As this is our first experience as a host we are open for creating a concept together with you. Now it’s about you, leave a message and we get in contact with you as soon as possible.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We always have something going on in our community. There´s a lot you can learn especially if you are interested in working with wood and tools. We can give you some ideas for alternative living spaces. If you are interested in realizing some building projects we may have the right place, we can share our knowledge and get you the tools and materials you need. Our garden is also a good place to learn about veggies and how to care about them. The forest close by invites for nice walks and to gain some knowledge about the indigenous plants and mushrooms. We enjoy working together as well as realizing our individual projects, we like to move things forward but also love to party or just relax.

  • Help

    Help

    This summer we would like to build some stairs to get water from the spring on the property. Another project we want to realize is building a compost toilet. At the moment a member of the community just has started to renovate a caravan for making it a living space. The community house is still not finished, especially in the way of interior design there is always space for ideas. The building needs to get a new face this year and a new roof next year. In case of our accommodation we have lots of space and would be happy to create some comfortable places for putting up some tents or small cabins for travellers and visitors. We are always happy for help in the kitchen and the garden as well as doing general maintenance in and around the house. Help with the shopping will be appreciated a lot as well.

    Don´t hesitate to ask if you have some certain skills you like to put in, even if we don´t have something related to in this text.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We can offer you some mattress for sleeping in the community house, but for late risers, it´s better to sleep in a tent. You can bring your own if you like, or we can offer you some as well. We can also supply pillows, blankets and sleeping bags. Sometimes there are also free places in the tiny houses.

    The community meal we have in the evenings is vegan but there are some people who put some meat by side or have dairy sometimes. For breakfast and dinner you are free to prepare something yourself, often we also prepare something together. If there is something special you need we may can get it from the (super)market. If you have some cases of incompatibility just let us know, we will find a solution.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Even if we live pretty rural, there are lots of things you can do during your time off. We are happy to introduce our beautiful landscape to you, going for a hike, a swim, a ride, having fires and jam sessions or going out. We also enjoy going out sometimes and are happy to take you to some events close by or to the next city. In case of transportation we are pretty flexible as we have bikes, cars and the possibility to take the bus and train as well. If you like to see some local sights around, we are happy to give you a ride.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

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

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