Join our community project and seminar house the heart of the beautiful black forest, Kleines Wiesental, Germany

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  • Last activity: 27 May 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Hi Workawayers!

    In the heart of the beautiful black forest in the southwest of Germany, there is a large house full of joy, life and energy. The house is located in Bürchau, a relatively isolated village of about 200 inhabitants. The first shops are about fifteen minutes away by car. At the moment we are a group of 5 people living together in a former mountain hotel with 900m² of living space and a garden of 2000m². We moved in April 2022, bought the house in September 2022 and are now immersed in many exciting and creative projects!

    -> development of an educational center focused on solidarity, ecology and alternative lifestyles
    -> development of a regenerative vegetable garden
    -> development of living spaces inside and outside the house
    -> organization of cultural events and parties
    -> harmonization and deepening of community life

    We want to see our community grow, our projects develop and our fundamental values spread as much as possible. Solidarity, ecology and diversity are not just theoretical concepts for us, but tend to be implemented on a daily basis to reach our ultimate goal: a good life for everyone.

    Come and visit us to contribute to the blooming of our projects and have a great time in our community!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    Here is a list of the cultural contributions that your stay with us can bring you:
    - Experience life in a community
    - Recharge your batteries in the surrounding nature
    - Enjoy the quietness of the mountain countryside
    - Enjoy the energy of a dynamic group
    - Make new friends

    And here is a list of areas where you can possibly learn something:
    - Mechanisms and functioning of the "Mietshäuser Syndikat" (literally 'apartment-house syndicate'). It is a cooperative, non-commercial joint venture in Germany that helps communities acquire long-term affordable living space via a legal, collective property arrangement.
    - Decision-making according to the principles of sociocracy
    - Instruments for harmonizing community life and conflict management
    - Economy for the Common Good
    - Ecological gardening
    - Identification, collection and consumption of wild herbs and mushrooms
    - Yoga, meditation
    - Practicing your languages with native speakers: German, Germanic dialect and Berlin dialect

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We need your help to develop the projects listed above! There are two possible ways to do this, which can ideally be combined:
    - on the one hand you can support us directly with your skills, abilities and areas of expertise
    - on the other hand you can support us indirectly by taking care of the daily chores and tasks that living in a community in a big house implies: cooking, cleaning, taking care of the garden or the children.

    We are at the beginning of the development phase of our activities, which means that we need flexibility and room for new ideas. Your imagination and creative spirit are welcome! We are open to all kinds of support, but we are particularly looking forward to receiving expertise in the following areas: maintenance and repair of all kinds, interior and exterior design, ecological resource management, architecture, photography and media creation, website development, construction skills, DIY...

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    We are native german who will be happy to share with you thier languages. We speak fluent english. And some speak a bit spanish. We dont speak french :( Some people in the group are interested into learning: Spanish, Turkish, Persian, Chinese (Mandarin)...

  • Accommodation


    Our old hotel has many rooms for our guests. Our rooms have one, two or three beds, each with a private bathroom. Sheets, blankets and towels are available. You can use all the facilities of our common areas.

    You have free access to our community kitchen and its stock of food. We usually have dinner as a group every night/noon. We cook basically vegetarian, although we do tolerate the occasional consumption of meat.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our house is sometimes full of life and with guests of all kinds, in other times people need space for themselves and its quiet, everyone is in his/her room. It's up to you to find your balance.

    Here are a few relevant facts about our location:
    - we are almost in the middle of the Southern Black Forest Nature Park
    - we are about 50 km from three "big" cities: Freiburg in Breisgau (Germany), Basel (Switzerland) and Mulhouse (France)
    - the nearest "small" town with shops is Schönau, a 15 minute drive away.
    - two bus lines pass through our village, but the bus is not running often.
    - notable tourist attractions: numerous hiking trails, ski area nearby, lake for swimming

  • 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

    All our rooms have internet access, so you have your private room to work in. Some of the residents do home-offfice. We are connected to the Internet via Starlink, which connects directly to the satellite. The data transmission speed is sufficient to have a video conference in high definition quality: 150mb down / 20 mb up

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a flat parking place and optionally a flat grassy area.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 578566374383

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