Come join our community living in the countryside an hour away from Berlin, Germany

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  • Last activity: 21 Jun 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We are a community living in the countryside an hour away from Berlin. Together we bought an old Watermill with some acres of forest and field. The mill is still running and producing elcetricity! We have several projects at the moment. Our main building site is to transform the attic in living space. Near the house we have 2 vegetable gardens and the beginnings of a fruit forest, On the field we are starting a agroforestry system and in the forest we are working on the transformation from mono culture pine to a mixed forest. We try to do this in ecological ways.

    Our community exists of 19 adults and 11 children. We manage everything together, but do not necessarily do everything together. We work in smaller groups in different areas. But also have our own lives and most of us work outside of our project as well.
    There are three different kitchens where people can eat together. We do not have dogmatic eating habits, however, when we eat together we cook vegan. Our food is almost completely organic, from our own garden, or wholesale.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
  • 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

    It is a great possibility to be part of a bigger autonomous countryside community. because of our different backgrounds one can learn a lot about building techniques, permaculture, agroforestry etc. have political discussions, learn german.

  • Help


    we can always need a helping hand at our building site. also in garden and forest, this winter we have a focus on putting up fences (sadly) in the forest to protect the little trees from deers.
    Important is that travellers at our place have a lot of initiative.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    we have a small guest house, with a bedroom for four people. although there is a wood oven, it can be cold in winter. In Summer we have several places one can sleep indoors, or in a tent.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a train going to Berlin or Potsdam every hour and takes about an hour as well.

  • 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

  • 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: 836547515886

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