Help build a repair cafe and community centre in a Housing cooperative in Werder near Berlin, Germany



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  • Description


    We are a growing housing cooperative seated directly at lake in Werder near Berlin. We are rebuilding a large heritage factory into flats for all generations. We founded a food coop, are working on a car sharing system and are preparing to change an old storage building into different workshops as well as a repair cafe and a community bike repair shop and community meeting point.
    At the moment, from the biginning of June to the end of July we are looking for people that can stay for the whole time (minimum six weeks within that time frame) who are willing (or better: have experience) in dry wall building.

  • Type of help

    Type of help


  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are organizing a house cooperative from the scratch and will be a community with round about 130 members. There is a strong political side to our way of living in ecological and community respects as well in the sense how we are governing ourselves.
    Since we are living directly at a lake which is part of the Havel river you can enoy watersports while here, we have canoes, Cayaks and Surfboards.

  • Help


    As we are living on a huge construction side their is a wide range of different works that need to be done. We are regulary organising workshops with the cooperative members, we have day to day work mainly in connection with our construction side.
    In June and July we are building dry walls.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english german danish spanish french

  • Accommodation


    At the moment we have a flat avaible with two bedrooms. It may happen, that you have to change accomodation, because we are just moving in and sometimes there is still work to do in the flat. You will live door to door with the residents of our housing cooperative and be a part of our community.
    Please take a sleeping bag with you.
    There will be a little kitchen space in a different house, where meals and cooking will happen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Since we are living directly at a lake which is part of the Havel river you can enjoy water sports while here, we have canoes, kayaks and surfboards.

    Berlin is easily reachable by train, trains leave every half an hour from the train station "Werder (Havel)" which is about 5 minutes by foot. The train ride takes about half an hour to the city centre (Main Station, Alexanderplatz, Zoologischer Garten)

  • 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, saturday is a working day becuase we all work togehter that day. sunday and monday are free

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