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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'apprendreProjets artistiquesAide avec des éco-projetsJardinageBricolage et constructionBaby-sitting et jeux créatifsCuisine/repas pour la familleAide à la maisonEntretien généralAide informatique/internet
Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre
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.
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.
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.
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.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Espace pour garer des vans
We would be happy to offer you one parking space surrounding the area
Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?
Plus de 2
Nombre d'heures attendues
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
The work was
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The work was
The people there are friendly, creative, intelligent, and full of life experiences they're happy to share.
The space is a curious person's playground and there is always something fun or interesting to do.
Lichensteig itself is beautiful everywhere you look,
Been there was a great human experince. Through the relations with other workies and some of you people I was able to learn more about several expect of my deep emotions, about music, about sharing.
It was also great the feeling I had when we shared the feedback,, an that was about your will of improving and keep grow as
The environment is totally creative, if you like handcrafting with wood and other stuff, this is your paradise. Same thing if you like creative cooking, this place gives to you the possibility to experiment a lot and be... yourself.
Here I spent a lot
My best workaway experience so far. For me it was the first time I lived within a community. Even without structure, I quickly felt at home and the two and a half months went by way too fast. For people who like to be creative and crafty, this is a dream.
...going on a spirtual journey with
I was very happy that they wanted to host me that long, i had a super nice room, and i felt as a part of the group very fast. Its good if you understand german and if you like playing cards ^^
As there are not many structures, its good if you are self initiated.
But I am very happy to have taken this challenge. No question it is more difficult to feel part of the group when there are many people and noone is telling you precisely what to do. But once you feel confident about being part of the
The condition are not perfect,
j'ai rencontree une equipe des personnes formidables.
des jeunes supes investis chauq'un dans son dommaine et me suis sentie tres vite a la maison.
il faut aussi se donner la peine de rentrer dedans, car meme si cette equipe est tres chouette, cela tiens a toi comme arrivant d'y rentrer.
Cela m'a fait sentir tres
Thanks for the left presents. Albertino looked great, but then Sirion shred his cape...
Greetings from all of us, we expect you back!
Dimi and crew
There were tons of fun projects and the whole space is built to be their vision of sustainability and creativity. We
It was one of the coolest volunteer adventures for my life. I will definitely come back again.
Be happy my dear friends, I will never forget you!