This year volunteers will build a hut in the style of a clay building. With the help of a specialized construction worker, volunteers will prepare trunks of spruces. With such components, it will be possible to create a wattle and daub construction. Finally, you can add clay to finish the construction. In the end, the volunteers can creatively decorate the hut as well…. and of course, they can celebrate by having a house warming party for their building! Volunteers will do physical work with a saw, chisel, and axes.
Also important is the work in the “Garten der Sinne”, which needs maintenance every year. (especially the tunnels made of wicker). Volunteers will support the household and are invited to cook typical food of their country for approximately 20 guests and the Muellerhof staff. In the end of the workcamp an international evening is planned, so the participants can make an introduction of their countries. Elisabeth, dance master of the project will introduce choreography of traditional folk-dances to the guests. This will be open to the public.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
The participants will sleep in the big loft of the Muellerhof (80m²) which includes a shower and toilets.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Mittweida is surrounded by a nice landscape with nice places waiting to be explored. The nearest interesting cities are Freiberg, Leipzig, Dresden. There is a university for applied sciences with many international students.
There is a range of possibilities for excursions and visits to 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 some of the nearby cities: Dresden, Leipzig or Chemnitz. In the Muellerhof itself, volunteers can use a guitar and a piano.
Please bring a sleeping bag and working clothes with you.