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We're a young community who tries to grow and to rebuild a small farm complex. We usually host 4-10 Workawayers all summer long, because it's just more fun to work and live in groups. After 3 years of living here (and doing workaway), we just renovated the Main building (see pictures) and we go on with renovating a few more buildings.
We try to avoid inconvenient situations for our Workawayers and for us, since during Corona situations it's not easy nor recommended switching places too often. We got told stories about other hosts who just accept randomly, not being interested in ideas and plans of their workawayers. We try to make it as convenient and as motivating for the whole team, and therefore we make sure that you fit in.
Therefore, please tell us a little about you and how you'd deal with Vegan food all week long - And what kind of jobs interests you the most (see below in the HELP section).
At the moment we only accept helpers who plan to stay for a longer period (1 month +) and who obviously fit into our team and household.
Please be aware that we DO follow the regional rules strictly. Not because we totally agree with them, but they simply are kind of law. That also means that we have quite some experience in avoiding conflicts with the law and still getting to do almost everything we like to do. If you are scared of Corona or a risk group member, we don't recommend you to come here. Also, we don't care whether you are vaccinated or not: That is a personal choice, and we don't support this way of categorizing people.
LONG TERM HELPERS are kind of valuable for us and therefore very welcome. We've had good experiences with long term helpers, and we also made sure that their dedication was appreciated in one way or another.
ULTRA LONG TERM: Looking for families who want to build their own home here (experience needed). Architectural designs are made and will be provided, everything else is to be discussed.
We love to discuss, play board games and to eat good food. There is always time to discuss things about life, work, experience and politics - and sometimes the working hours get lost on too many discussions. Between the jobs we sometimes do bike tours, go swimming or relax somewhere.
Be aware, kids can be loud. And they can be slowing down the whole process. That's just fine, they're kids. Since April there are THREE kids staying here.
PEOPLE STAYING/LIVING HERE:
- Katharina, freelancer Midwife, mother of 1 child (2016)
- Moritz, "farm"-manager and Student (studying part-time something with business, economy and sustainability at some online-university (home-studies)). Focusing the Building Project
- Edda: living here since 2020; organizing the garden, and supporting with background preparations
- Marius: leading the kitchen team and focusing background support on the construction and structures.
- Sandra: Mother of two kids, joining in the kitchen often and supporting with background jobs.
CHILDREN and COMMUNICATION - and ENERGY:
We try to practice ATTACHMENT PARENTING. What sometimes seems like we're spoiling them by "always doing what they want" - but there is a lot of theory in the background, and we read a lot of books about that parenting method. We also discuss a lot about how to handle past situations (with children or with adults) in order to get a better success in parenting and handling our fellow humans in general.
When fighting and discussing, small children can get (very) loud. Be aware that the living room is shared also with kids, and that you have to find another place to have quiet peace if that's necessary. Your rooms/dorms are usually kids-free - unless you bring your own ;-)
Also, we try (more or less successful) to actively use these theories in the real world, with adults and with our own. So we just try to avoid a lot of misunderstandings and disagreements by just giving a lot of attention in how to tell things and deal with people - and with talking about issues we have. This is a big topic in our community. Some worakwayers told us that they never experienced as many "issues" between people as here - what is a compliment in our perspective because usually "issues" are not discussed, but people wait till they grow to "problems" and then get frustrated. You'll understand what that means when you're here.
Trabajo de caridad
Práctica de idiomas
Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
Cuidado de animales
Ayuda en una granja
Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
Cocinar para toda la familia
En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.
We do speak German, English and French.
You will participate in a small and growing community, you might learn a lot of handcrafts (we give our best to give you proper introductions on a large vary of tools), gardening or cooking, depending on where you would like to contribute. You will get in touch with some locals here, you may also have some free days in the cities around here.
##But the main thing is: I think you got a great time and just easy going relaxing jobs with a young motivated team.##
WORKING TIME and STRUCTURES:
The idea is that workawayers join in for about 25h per week plus one kitchen service day per week. You get a proper introduction wherever you join, and you will get tasks that suite your skills and your thirst for knowledge. Moritz usually spends most of his time explaining and supervising and that's why the expected working hours are at the "maximum". On the other hand, we try to offer you a good vary of jobs and tasks that fits your interests most. Please also understand that we will introduce you to some jobs, machines and tools only if we feel that this makes sense, based on your skills, on the time you stay here and your motivation. We give our best to keep the jobs interesting for you, but that's not always possible. Anyway, you are very welcome to suggest tasks you would like to do.
We meet for the morning meeting at 8 am on Monday - Saturday, where we discuss what got done the day before and what we're going to do that day and the following days.
We usually don't count working hours, and usually we get along very nicely, also because we talk about the achieved results in the morning meetings. There's no fixed working times, and in our experience everyone does their share and at the end of the day we are all happy about what we could contribute to the community / to the society.
CHILD CARE / PLAY WITH KIDS:
Anyone who feels able to play with three 3-6 years old kids?. (read more about this topic in the COMMUNITY section. Basic German skills needed.
We're still in the middle of a renovation process in the upper floor of the main building. We are going to build a whole house (almost) from the scratch in summer 2022, and therefore we have a lot of preparations to do this year already. People interested in learning how to build houses are welcome to join during the building period. You will learn a lot about building - and we need motivated and interested helpers. Therefore, dedicated helpers might get their fixed costs covered if they stay several months (this is NO Payment).
Cooking delicious food for a bigger group is quite an experience. If you want to assist our semi-professional chef, please tell. There are a lot of skills to share and to learn - always. You'd be preparing lunch for the whole community (including workawayers 10-15 people), but with fun company.
our focus is very much on the building project at the moment. Still, we are also maintaining our garden and growing quite a big part of the vegetables, we use for cooking. If you are interested in joining there and overtaking responsibilities, please tell us!
Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
Spoken language varies between German and English, we are even very used to switch from one sentence to another. You will be able to practice German as well as (international) English. Please be aware that for safety reasons we have to choose the best way of communication in the construction (the smallest language barrier). Some of us speak French, some of us speak Dutch.
The meals are (almost) always vegan.
Be aware that we do BUTCHER chicken from time to time - for eating. You may help or watch if you want to.
Vegan / Vegetarian alternative always available.
And: We only buy SEASONAL and ORGANIC food from an exclusively organic shop (that's almost a religion. If you started being that strict, you can't put a foot into a supermarket without disgust).
If you have too extravagant wishes (which are not regional, not seasonal or maybe are even not available in our local organic shop) you might have to buy them yourself.
Anyway, our food is really awesome (in taste and quality) and we're proud of it.
We can offer five different (temporary) rooms in the barn: They're fun and people like it. But don't expect a hotel or a hostel dormitory, they're much more improvised. Some of them are just accessible by climbing a ladder. There is electricity and light in each room, but the Bathroom is in the main building.
Private accommodation (single rooms) is not guaranteed, there are also rooms that fit up to 5 people. Private rooms for families, couples and long term workawayers can be discussed on request.
We DO have enough mattresses and sheets. You'll see ;-)
But there are not enough pillows for now...
We have ONE Bathroom in the main building and an additional outdoor toilet and an outdoor shower.
There is a (not organic) bakery in our village, but the first shop or market is 3 km away. You can go there by bike easily if you like. There is another Worakway-host in our village, so there are a lot of interesting people around. There is a bus connection to Biberach (and other cities around our village) about every hour during daytime on working days. We got some bikes, and you may go on a tour with these bikes for a day or two - or more. The region is quite flat, but not too flat, and there are also some very interesting cultural things in the Region. Actually it's known as a comfortable holiday biker region.
The closest interesting or touristic places around here (as far as I know):
Federsee region (archeological sights and natural reserve)
Wackelwald (Bad Buchau, a very strange swimming forest. This is a great half-day-trip)
Bachritterburg (Kanzach, a rebuilt medieval castle)
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Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
We have a 100Mbit Connection and Wi-Fi all over our property. About working space: please contact us about the space available, if you need extra space for your work.
It's generally possible to visit us with a campervan. But the place for vans is only accessible via a quite steep path, so we need to make sure that you get away again. If your car is to weak to pull away the trailer on its own, we could even use the tractor for that - but that's quite an exercise...
It depends on how you are planning to stay here. Dogs are usually not allowed inside the house - but we have a big garden...
Más de dos
around 25h plus kitchen service
Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.
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