A community, saving and repairing stuff, coding open-source software and having a great time in Wurzen, Germany

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  • Última atividade: 15 jul. 2024



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 1 semana



  • Descrição


    *Update 09.07 - Looking for workawayers for building weeks from 23.09 - 06.10. More below*

    This is a place for people to work on transformative projects. It is inhabited by a dynamically changing group of changemakers who choose to live together in a sharing community. That means we aim to using as little money as possible and rather go out and save the quality things that are wasted in our abundant consumer society. It also means that we try to share a lot - be it food, clothes, tools, time, space or thoughts.

    We base our actions on our values instead of what is seen as normal, we try to think and live independently and authentically. Self-determination, equality and acceptance are our main values and we would love them to be lived and spread over the world. Our main areas of work are to save and share resources, to support movements for social justice, sustainability and climate action, to develop free, libre and open source software, to provide and connect public and common pool resources and to be authentic in our needs and capacities. Let's come together, inspire each other and save the world while having a good time! ;)

    There are enough resources, they only need to be distributed more fairly.
    Reduce Waste. Promote Sharing

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de crianças/atividades criativas
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    We are not your classic workaway host: We will not give you a task and expect you to do it - instead we want you to find out what you want to do yourself. Of course we can give you options, but the choice ultimately is up to you. We are super happy when people are proactive, attentive and can empower themselves to take action instead of waiting for someone to tell them what to do. This could be your chance to awaken that skill! :)

    We live together as a close community and practice a culture of sharing. Everybody here spends their time on some area of social change, so you can possibly get some new perspectives here. You can learn about alternative ways of consuming and living. Hitch-hiking, dumpster diving, building awesome things out of "trash", organizing events for people to spread ideas, coding free software, living alternative forms of relationships and possibly more. We're happy for you to jump in! :)

  • Ajuda


    We often need help with construction or rennovation work around the house. Someone is always fixing, building, redecorating or rennovating something! We also run a successful Freeshop from our house and need help every week sorting and organising donations.

    In a big community like ours there is always a lot of reproductive work to do - you might also call it housework: cleaning dishes, doing laundry, saving food, emptying bins, tidying up, you name it. Every Monday we do 1-2 hours of communal cleaning, but there is something to be done everyday really. We also have a garden and help there is appreciated as well.

    We are also happy to get help with childcare. We have two small children (born October 2019 and January 2021). The parents are super relaxed and always happy about people who help to take care of them. We would be delighted if someone would want to come specifically to do childcare!

    And of course there are all the projects the people of the house work on. If you are interested in a project specifically please tell us in advance how you plan on joining in.

    *Building weeks information 23.09 - 06.10*
    We invite you this year’s building weeks in Kanthaus! Come join us to renovate the houses, beautify our garden, save food and process it, look after kids, and a lot of other exciting activities! You don't need any specific experiences to join, a willingness to contribute and learn is all that is needed.

    Of course, there is not only work, but also fun: we eat together, watch films, play games, go to the lake… your own ideas for spending our free time together are also welcome! :-)

    It will be an anarchist workplace: Some people will have more skills, knowledge or responsibility than others, but all this is to be shared, no one is anyone’s boss and all are to be respected for who and what they are. We want to help people learn new skills by taking the time to properly introduce the tools and techniques we use.

  • Idiomas

    Alemão: Fluente
    Inglês: Fluente
    Espanhol: Fluente
    Francês: Fluente
    Japonês: Iniciante
    Korean: Iniciante

  • Acomodação


    There are no personal rooms, all sleeping spaces are shared between residents, guests of the house, workawayers and so on. Private rooms (where you can be alone) are available to sleep in on a night-by-night basis, but nobody has "their own room". If you want your very own space, you can put up one of our tents in our garden.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    There usually is an abundance of food and you are obliged to do your part seeing that it reaches people's stomachs ;)
    But seriously: we try to not buy lots food. Most food is either dumpster-dived, comes from cooperations with local food stores or is saved at festivals. Only vegan staples like oil, oats or legumes are bought occasionally. We usually cook communal meals vegan but dairy, eggs, fish and meat is also consumed by some, when there are dead animals in the bin...
    If you do not feel comfortable with eating food that has once been in the trash, maybe this project is not the right one for you. In case it has still not been clarified for you: Workaway volunteers will receive 3 meals a day/ingredients that can be used for cooking for free (from the above-mentioned sources).

    Mostly there are around 10-15 people. There can be times when there is only 5 people here and there can be times when we are more than 20 people (at hackathons, meetups, or meetings of external groups).

    As we are an international community, English is our default language. It might be really difficult for you if you don't speak and understand the language. Also, if you would like to learn or improve your German you might get less opportunities than in other projects in Germany.

    For fun activities we like doing yoga and acroyoga, go swimming in the nearby lake, play games of all kinds (cards, boards, video, pen&paper, impro), play music together or for each other (we have a variety of instruments including a piano and some guitars), and simply talk and cuddle in the evening.

    There is not sooo much to do in Wurzen outside of our project, but some options are: going to the Mulde river (about 15 mins.) which is also good for swimming. Taking a walk to the "Spitzberg" a very nice area with lakes, forests and meadows. There is a group doing self-organized self-defense as well as a feminist group, and some of us participate there as well.

    Wurzen is very close to Leipzig, the train runs several times an hour and takes you to Leipzig central station in 18 or 40 mins. (depending on whether it's a small or fast train). Leipzig is a modern and pretty "hip" city with plenty to do and explore. It has been called 'the new Berlin' some years ago already and it becomes truer every day.

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

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      Acesso à internet limitado

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    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Our internet connection is excellent, but we wouldn't want to provide it to someone who does a job that does not fit our values. If it does - be welcome to work on your project in our space!

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

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    Horas previstas

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

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 367874778735

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