Artists wanted to create murals and paintings and help with gardening at an off-grid experiment Amsterdam, Netherlands



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  • Description


    We are a couple running an off-grid experiment with a cohort of varied and enthusiastic local volunteers from around the world. We have taken up the challenge to live as autonomous and self-sufficient as possible in an urban environment.

    We build with shipping containers and second-hand greenhouses. Currently, we are finishing building at a new location. We work with solar panels, rainwater collection, filtering, carpentry, etc, We have a vegetable garden and set up our composting system. We save a lot of food waste and run a "free supermarket" in the neighborhood.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    The Project is an experiment in going off the grid. You can learn a lot about how to create a small autonomous living community within a city. If it's your real interest in learning about going off -Grid we are happy to share everything we know with you. As we work with saved food you learn and see about the challenges of food waste.
    It all depends on you and your interest that is so far our experience from the people that stayed with us.
    It's a great possibility to meet people from all over the world and Amsterdam and make long-lasting friendships.

    Finally, we are an international team so there is plenty of opportunities to practice your English, German, French, of course Dutch, and Amharic (from Ethiopia).

    The project is in the city so you are close to the cultural attractions of Amsterdam as well.

  • Help


    We are just two people working full-time on this project. It is like having a farm in the city, but without big machines and cattle. Farming means doing a lot of repetitive tasks.
    Most of the work is done outdoors but we have also a lot of work in front of the computer. To be in an off-grid place further requires a lot of dedication, hard work, and flexibility.

    We are finishing the main Building work and are now looking for an artist to create some Murals on the shipping containers & Walls.
    You would need to be able to help with Gardening and cleaning up tasks.

    It's important that you have already done (art) work and can show us that.
    We expect people to be responsible and have a work ethic and good communication.

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    We will react to your application within 3 days.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a simple apartment, close to the project, with all basic furnished in our home. You will have your own room. Keep in mind that Amsterdam is cold and wet during the winter months and early spring. Come prepared! We have a cat in the house

    Food: There is always food. As long as you know how to cook. We at home irregular so it doesn't happen a lot that we eat together. We are the right place for Vegetarians or Vegans.
    We provide a Bike.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In Amsterdam there's lots to do. Museums, markets, sightseeing, famous red light district, beautiful parks etc.

    But this an opportunity to have a taste of local life and Amsterdam alternative culture!

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    • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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