Living in tiny houses, tipi's and camper vans at our fairytale garden field in Wagenfeld, Germany



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    Hello people from all over the world! :)

    After finishing our outdoor kitchen it is time for new projects, which means we could definitely use your help. In the upcoming months we will be reviving our vegetable garden, as well as making lots of firewood, transforming our vintage bus into a camper van and maybe turning our pont into a swimming pool...

    For this time we hope to find some travellers who can help us with the kick-off of our projects and to have a wonderful time together with fire in the evening, time to connect, to eat together (vegan) and tattooing (optional). We can host up to 3 people at a time. Since we'll be working outside a lot, it is important that you can handle a little cold, or at least have a weather-proof wardrobe ;).

    The project site is an old military base close to 49419 Wagenfeld
    Since december 2016 we have this beautiful land on lease. The site is located close to the Oppenweher moor, a protected natural reserve that has some nice trails for a day-hike.
    Special about the location is the smooth land-transition into the moor, and the existing infrastructure plus the long history create a zone of silence and peace on which we created the foundation of our project. Because of that, by now the spot has space for get-togethers, interesting conversations and exchange of knowledge and culture.

    Attitude and values
    We (Daniel, 34, Elske, 31, and neighbours) have a project in self-organization. We have built all our indoor and outdoor spaces ourselves, and always keep on building.
    Our focus is visionary and aims at the creation of permanent operation, sustainability and natural cycles. We take a special interest in creating an ecologically, economically and socially sustained environment with all resources at hand. 'Working with' instead of 'taking advantage of', for the benefit of nature and all lifeforms.
    Furthermore, we put special emphasis on sharing knowledge we already have and obtaining knowledge while working on this project together. But, we are also looking for people who are able to work independently and don't mind spending some time alone. Especially in winter, our home is a quiet place, ideal for people who seek some time to themselves, to settle down and unwind. Sometimes this takes some getting used to, and you will need to be capable of entertaining yourself to some degree.

    One last note: you need to be comfortable around big dogs, since we have 3 of them.

    Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions or else just contact us if you are interested in working at the project. We are looking forward to a good time together and getting to know interesting people! :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn a lot of different skills, like working with wood i.e. plus you will get an introduction to living in a different way, close to nature and without concrete walls.
    You will learn how fast and easy you can create a new living environment from scratch, gain confidence about how much you can actually do yourself and create new awareness in regards to low-cost, and natural resources for living and building.
    Also there is the possibility to train/work with dogs and/or pigs! :)

  • Help


    Mainly the work is about making firewood, helping to grow our own vegetables, creating a pond and a nice garden or even make didgeridoos ourselves :)

    We also have other little jobs to do like preparing the food, taking care of dogs, pigs, a cat and keeping everyone happy :)

    At the moment, we are in need of car repairment skills (we're building a new motor for a camper van), so these ar especially welcome.

    Because of our jobs there will be times where you just cook for yourself and spend the evening with other volunteers or even alone if you like...

    Couples are as much welcome as people who are traveling alone. It might be a little easier if you come in pairs; makes it simple with accommodation plus you are not all alone when we are at work or need to sleep early ;)

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    You will sleep in camper vans with a gas heater and a small kitchen, in your own tent, in our big tipi (also heated or in a trailer. We live at this place in a Yurt. All places have electricity. We have a tiny house bathroom with a hot shower and sauna.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As mentioned the surrounding area is very good for hiking and tracking. There is also a lake not far away which is interesting for summertime :) If you are interested in city-stuff, there are a few smaller ones around with cinemas and restaurants. We also have a very nice spot for parties around (and some random pubs too)...

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We live on a huge military base, where there's more than enough space for several camper vans. Taking electricity for your camper van is optional, as long as the amount is reasonable.

  • 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, 5days a week

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