We are a little community of 13 people. We have a house with 3 generations, a strawbale house, people living in circus wagons. There are 3 kids (0, 3 and 5 at 2019 ; ) two grannys and mixture of nice fellowers.
**** UPDATE: we have the permission to build a 100 m2 strawebale house. We will start in the middle of april 2020. We can use a lot of help then. People with carpenting / building skills are very welcome *******
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We grow our own vegetables in permaculture and organic farming way. So we have vegetables from may to november. There is a food forest that provides us with various fruits and herbs. Also there is a swimming pond that welcomes us for a swim in summer. This winter we would like to build a sauna.
Also it is a big (5000m2) natural garden. We provide habitat for wild bees, plenty of birds (incl. kingfisher), frogs, salamander, wild pigs and deers etc. There are a lot of campfires burning in the summer and we make a lot of music.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
You can learn how to live Self-sufficiency. About food forests. Natural building incl. tiny house, strawebale house, clayplastering, how lovely children grow up in community. How to live together with three generations. Guitar playing, singing and other music.
Also cologne is really close so you can have lots and lots of cultural impact there :)
There is always something to do. The vegetable garden needs a bit of maintenance. Repairing fences, helping with the household etc.
In 2020 we will extend the house with a strawebale house. Then there is a lot to help with natural building.
Me, my wife and the three kids offer this workaway space. We have a cosy Caravan with gas heating, gas cooking, a fridge, two beds and extra outside kitchen. You can have meals with us. But you will also have your own space in nature and you can use the bathrooms in the house. We are used to have visitors and we are easy going so we will have a good time.
As i mentioned we live in the country side. So there are beautiful woods nearby. You can also grab a push bike and public transport that will bring you within 30 minutes to the centre of cologne for sightseeing, partying etc.
Community life is great and a lot to learn. We welcome social persons, who also have a feeling for privacy :)
We are looking forward to work together with you and share our way of living with the world.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week