Kuckucksmuehle Eco Community

We live in a beautiful historical building in the middle of the german countryside. A perfect place to get in touch with nature, practice your permaculture and handy skills. Learn more about yourself and others by becoming part of our community. Please note that we speak mostly English here, so a good level of understanding is important to communicate with other members and also understand your tasks.

Franz, Robert, Gert and myself live on the property permanently and we welcome volunteers on a regular basis. We also organise events that people from Berlin come to enjoy here including IT Meetups were he hack together on the latest projects and also non IT weekends where we work on other general tasks such as gardening, fence building, wood chopping, building renovations etc. Volunteers are treated as part of our community, sharing meals and participating in events that we have ongoing. Please know that in the summer we have only outdoor shower and outdoor compost toilet during the day. At night we use the shared bathroom inside the house (but not for showering). During the winter we use the shared bathroom inside the house. We have predominantly vegetarian food however we do keep animals on the farm for food and we occasionally eat meat that is donated to us. We do not buy cow milk and meat but we don't prohibit it if volunteers want to buy their own. We are not able to help you with your visa arrangements please make sure you have a visa to travel to Germany before you apply for the positions here. Accomodation is in a dormitory with 5 sleeping spaces. If you do not want to be in a shared room you can ask about renting one of the single / double rooms we have on site. Alternatively you can borrow a tent from us, in which case please let us know about this in advance and bring your own sleeping bag. We are not near any shops or towns with shops please know that you will be in the middle of the countryside, if you feel uncomfortable with consider this seriously before you make your application. You can read about a typical day from a volunteer here: https://blog.ecohackerfarm.org/a-day-in-the-life-of-celia/ https://blog.ecohackerfarm.org/kuckuckucksmuehle-what-makes-it-great-to-me/


Reviews

4.5
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Staff & Host

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hostel

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

Argentina

5

I had a very pleasant experience. Nice and Good host. I learned of the impact of decisions on nature, cultivate, recycle and permacalture. As for volunteering, they are flexible and varied. They respect your tastes and be widely open to listen and carry out new projects. I highly recommend this incredible place if you want to meet nature and learn to live in synchronicity with it. The surrounding towns are very beautiful to visit and there are some incredible lakes. Totally recommended !! https://blog.ecohackerfarm.org/a-day-in-the-life-of-sol/

Apr/14/2020

Peru

5

Incredible experience. First of all the house is big, the rooms comfortable, there are outdoor spaces, I help and cook a delicious meal every day. The field outside the house is beautiful. I love animals and Black, Mumu, and the 3 kittens are very cute. Thank you very much Aimee and Franz for this opportunity. I felt very happy and comfortable.

Mar/07/2020

Peru

5

Aime and Franz, excellent people, always helped me in my work, the place is comfortable and perfect to be at peace, they have two beautiful dogs, I will miss mumu and black a lot, I hope to return, thank you very much aime and Franz for being so friendly. It was a very beautiful experience.

Mar/07/2020

Chile

5

What a great experience. Aimee and Franz made me feel like one of the family. Although it was sometimes difficult for me to communicate because my English is not very good, I thank you for the patience, for the help and for the good vibes always. I highly recommend this volunteering.

Jan/07/2020

Peru

5

Great place to living a great Ecocommunity experience. Well organized, nice place, nice food, nice people. I will love to comeback!

Sep/01/2019


Perfect for you if you're looking for

Contact with nature

Vegetarian / Vegan

Rural

Contact with animals

Wilderness

Family