**Building a strawbalehouse** Enjoy our little permaculture community, outside of Cologne, Germany

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  • Description

    Description

    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 *******

    check out couchsurfing marcellospirata for more details and references

    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Art project

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    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 :)

  • Help

    Help

    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.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    german, english, spanish, dutch

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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


Host ref number: 277676636267