Simple, beautiful life: Help us to build up our project house on the countryside near Berlin

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  • Description

    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.

    4 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!

    In this timeframe we are available this summer: 22th of june till 21th of july.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project

  • 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.

  • Help

    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). In the garden we have to think about a new structure: to cutting the lawn, planting, finding a solution for the compost or areas to sit, building some outdoor furniture out of paletts and so on.
    We are in special need of woodworkers and people with carpenter skills, but we have work also for web designers, photographers and definitely for all kinds of allrounders.

    But playing with our sons (7 and 2 year old) is also helpful and needed!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    german, english, french

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The accomodation is basic and you will sleep in our house in a shared or single room. 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 or from Berlin will show up for sure, so we are probably going to have some feasts by the way. 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/Families 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

  • 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

The house
The house from the meadow site
Kai and Natalie
We mix the colour ingredients
ready to sand
the kids












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