With the help of the concept artist Jens Ossada the participants of the workcamp will help to secure an old wall which would otherwise fall into our beautiful half-timbered house. They will work mostly with wood and concrete. Afterwards the wall can be creatively decorated with stones and other material. We are open to the volunteers ideas.
Important is the work in the Garten der Sinne, which needs maintenance every year. Especially the tunnels made of wicker. Volunteers will be integrated into the household and are asked to cook the typical food of our country for approximately 20 guests and staff of the Müllerhof. In the end of the workcamp an international evening is planned, to introduce the countries of the participants. This will be open to the public.
Study part: Volunteers can explore the possibilities and activities of the Müllerhof as an example of a socio cultural center.
The participants will sleep in the big loft of the Muellerhof (80m²) which includes a shower and toilets.
There is a range of possibilities for excursions and visits of interesting places:
Guided tour through the University of Applied Sciences, visits to the town hall, museum and church of Mittweida. We will also offer outdoor activities and guided hiking-tours in the area (e.g. a hike to a barrier lake, the fortress Kriebstein or the Rochlitzer Porphyrberg). It‘s also possible to visit the cities nearby: Dresden, Leipzig or Chemnitz.
Region: Mittweida is surrounded by a nice landscape with nice places waiting to be visited. Next interesting cities are Freiberg, Leipzig, Dresden. There is a university for applied science with lots of international students
The camp takes place at the Müllerhof, which is a reconstructed traditional half-timbered farmhouse. It runs a socio-cultural center of the local community which offers creative workshops and courses aimed to the personal development. Nearby is the so-called garden of senses which consists of a small park, a play area, trees for climbing and a natural stage for events with an 80 year old circus-wagon. It also has an area with herbal garden and berry bushes. Lots of workcamps helped to embellish the house and the garden.
Please bring a sleeping bag and working clothes with you