Help to create and maintain an experimental space in Lichtensteig, Switzerland. To learn about living together to establish a maybe functioning upcycling-utopia.

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  • Description


    We are a group of about 10 members that tries to establish and practice an alternative way of living. We want to achieve this by working together, improving our living area, supporting local community projects and practice alternative and sustainable concepts here.

    We connect working, living and free-time in our 1000m2 space.
    We have workshops for wood, metal, dressmaking and art. There we build our mobil tiny homes, furniture and dresses as much as possible out of second-hand material, and also work self-employed in our professions.
    In our free-time we take care of our garden, make parties, occasions and workshops, make music on our open stage, debate about important and unimportant things and experiment with, whatever comes in our minds.

    We all live in 10 - 20m2 privat spaces and share the rest with everyone. A part of our vision is Experimenting. We experiment with communal structures and getting to know each others again in different ways.We watch out for new possibilities to implement slowness and appreciation in this always faster living world. We research on reusability in all kinds of living areas and try to find structure in a structureless environment.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et construction
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique/internet
  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Learn about sustainable ways of living and working. Research and practice them. Learn about building, reusing and upcycling. Gain self-confidence in creating what comes into your mind. Practice communication, living in a community and finding compromises. Learn about swiss culture. Learn swissgerman and english...maybe a bit.

  • Aide


    The Work defines itself through the skills of the individual being. To contribute your skill set sometimes means, that nobody will be around to tell you what to do and to self-independently realize your own Vision. And sometimes it means, that you’ll be devoting your energy in time consuming projects like sanding a wagon. After some time you get a natural feeling and self-responsibility, of where you can use your energy and enthusiasm and we see together, what work will fit the most for you and us.
    We have various jobs from cooking, maintaining and expanding infrastructure, repairing and re-creating things, cleaning, gardening and sometimes building sustainable cottages or wagons out of junk. Maybe you can help with the realization of sustainable ideas and the assistance at events. In addition to the work that takes place, a workaway with us also includes helping with other charitable projects in Lichtensteig. For example, helping with a community garden, nature preservation projects and building and converting a new factory conversion.

  • Langues parlées

    Allemand: Courant
    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Italien: Courant
    Espagnol: Intermédiaire

  • Hébergement


    We are quite full, so our rooms are mostly occupied and we can just offer our 6-bed-dormitory, place for a tent or a camper and maybe a spontaneous solution without guarantee.
    Since we live in an unheated factory building it gets cold during the winter season.We then turn on our fireplace, go to the sauna or you can take a hot bath in the bathroom. It is also advised to make sure, you are well equipped and clothed during this time of year.
    We have a magical source of food which fills itself up in the evening almost every day during the week.
    Meals are included. As some of us are sometimes to busy to cook, the cooking responsibility sometimes shifts towards the people who have time and motivation - you, us… we’ll see. Simple vegan and vegetarian meals possible.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We have a Ping Pong Table, as well as a Pool Table. You are also always invited to play Card and Board Games with us. Also it’s seen as something like compulsory to learn „Tichu" - google it!
    There are also hiking paths around the area, as well as lots of skying and sledging opportunities during the winter season. During the warmer times of the year, you can bath inside the clear rivers, or be especially brave and take part in icebathing during winter.
    If you wish to have some city-sightseeing-adventures, St. Gallen is 30 Minutes, Winterthur 40 Minutes and Zürich 60 minutes away.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    We would be happy to offer you one parking space surrounding the area

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 363826771665

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