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.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
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.
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!
german, english, french
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.
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!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week