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.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
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.
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.
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.
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!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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