In this workcamp you will help to prepare the site’s infrastructure for the construction of a yurt and a planned “nature kindergarten”. This means creating paths and helping to prepare the garden and the flowerbeds for the forthcoming summer season. You will also help to move an already existing yurt to another place which includes taking apart its wooden parts and reconstructing it. You will be guided and supervised by qualified craftsmen.
Remember that you’ll mainly work outside and it is important to bring sturdy working clothes which you don’t mind getting dirty, some solid and waterproof shoes, working gloves and a rain jacket as the season can be unpredictable at times.
You will be accommodated in a shared tent, so you will need to bring a sleeping mat as well as a sleeping bag. Considering the temperature you are also advised to bring some warm and cozy clothes. You will be able to cook and eat meals together. In case of extreme cold or bad weather conditions, you will be accommodated in an alternative and better insulated housing.
Schwäbisch Gmünd is a city with roughly 60000 inhabitants and a marvelous historic city centre which is best enjoyed with a warm coffee in one of its cafés. The project site is situated at an old farm and very close to the train station, from which you can reach the city within a 15 minute walk. Here you will find the possibility to access all the basic necessities you will need (e.g. groceries, sanitary articles etc.).
The Sozialkraftwerk is a non-profit organisation who plans to open a kindergarten which aims for a holistic and innovative approach to pre-school education.
In a safe setting of two yurts – connected by a level deck and surrounded by 2 hectares of land – children of mixed ages will take first steps towards participating in society and learning how to practice sustainability and how to shape and partake in social changes. You can find more information on the project partner on https://sozialkraftwerk.de/. In this project you are actively working for quality education (UN SDG 4 Quality Education) and helping to support biodiversity (UN SDG 15 Life on Land).
Working languages will be English and German. It is helpful, but not mandatory to have a basic knowledge of German. Ideally you are able to ride a bike as the host may provide cargo bikes to make bigger shopping tours in the city. The accommodation is very basic (it’s a tent).