Looking to transform an old Power station into a center for art and culture near Berlin, Germany



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    We are a team in a listed Power Station in Luckenwalde, a town near Berlin. This power station is being transformed into a centre for art and culture with a special emphasis on the production of renewable energy.

    We are looking for volunteers who are open-minded, motivated, and most of all energetic. You will be provided with a room and bathroom in the power station itself, where other members of our team live together with artists. Food and drink 3 times a day will be provided for and we enjoy cooking and sharing our food together in a communal kitchen and lounge. At the rear of the building, we have a large court with many green spaces where we are planning an agriculture programme. We have a lovely big dog who you are welcome to play or relax in the outdoor space with.

    This year we are primarily working on installing the exciting new carbon neutral energy facility, so are looking for people with manual skills, such as plumbing, electricity, engineering, mechanics but also volunteers who love to cook and contribute creativity would be a great asset to our community! We have started renovating the ground floor into gallery spaces and a bar, so if you are interested to renovate beautiful large rooms - we would love to hear from you. Most importantly we are looking for energetic people willing to help, learn and get stuck in with a variety of tasks!

    The building is located in a nice town, 30 mins south of Berlin Südkreuz by train. Luckenwalde is close to beautiful woods and lakes, which you are very welcome to explore at your leisure.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Art project

  • 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

    All the work will take place under supervision. Volunteers can therefore learn much about construction work, renovation and reparation that is necessary to keep a building running.

    Luckenwalde is 30 minutes from Germany's capital, Berlin, but still within a rural area that allows you to explore natural landscapes. With other people and artists living in the building, you will meet people from all parts of the world. We encourage artistic activities and can offer much room for other activities.

    There are also still many industrial structures of the building that are still intact and which we want to transform for our own energy concept. If you are interested, you can learn something about the different methods of energy production, practices in contemporary art and urban planning initiatives.

  • Help


    We are mostly looking for people who can assist us with construction work and the renovation process of certain parts of the building, tasks will consist of:

    - Improving the inner structures of the building
    - Helping with the implementation of the energy concept
    - Transforming the empty rooms into habitable spaces

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German, French

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation will be provided within the building itself. The rooms are fitted with beds and storage facilities. There are several bathrooms throughout the building which workaways will be welcome to use. There will be three meals per day and access to most parts of the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many small historic, traditional German towns in the area with a fascinating industrial character that are worth visiting. There also lakes and many nice paths for cycling and hiking. Luckenwalde itself is a nice town with some shops, particularly amazing second hand shops! and a fast, frequent rail connection to Berlin that runs into the night.

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    • 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

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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