Enjoy a simple, beautiful life and help us build our project house in the countryside near Berlin, Germany

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 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are Natalie and Kai from Berlin. We enjoy to connect to people around the world and like to welcome you in our art.project.house.

    A few years ago we found this old unoccupied house from 1860 on the countryside in the south of Berlin, in this small village called Schäcksdorf, with an amazing view on quiet meadows, woods and old wetlands. The idea was born to found in this rural environment a green and creative place for art, philosophy and meditation, where people can come together, get in contact with nature and get inspired.

    It’s an experimental site for new forms of co-living and co-working. We work on creating resonant creative atmospheres, where people can adept more vibrant experience and learn new and old techniques, for example in meditation, reflection, bodywork, art performance, hiking.

    There is an aim, but we take it not too serious, it's more just the way it goes.

    Step by step we go forward renovating the old house and form the garden. There are a lot of opportunities for helping us. Every creative input is welcome! At the moment we live here with our 2 boys, 11 and 6 years old.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You have the chance to learn about: speaking German, philosophy, Zen meditation, yoga, cooking, building, gardening, creating atmospheres, child care/familiy life and a few other things.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We mostly need helping hands with our old house and our garden. For example we paint the walls with lime paint and pigments (ecological), plaster, doing some wood work (sanding doors, repairing a piece of the roof).

    We are in special need of woodworkers and people with carpenter skills, but tidying up our workshop and the little garden house is also needed or preparing the garden for the wintertime.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The accomodation is basic and you will sleep in our house in a shared or single room with an oven. Often we will eat together and if you have some special dietary rules/habits just let us know.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In the spare time you can enjoy nature, sit around the fire with us and there are 4 bicycles for your use to visit the local lakes and swimming holes. Some of our Friends from nearby will also have workawayers, so you can meet up, if you want. And, of course, Berlin is not far away and we can help to arrange your excursions to visit it!

    What else to say: Couples/Friends are also welcome!

  • 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: 971375858514

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