About the local hosting organizationThe castle (a former fortress) with its tower, a well and a trench and some other buildings are situated on a 40 acres property. It is surrounded by woods, orchards, meadows and vegetable gardens. 34 adults and 30 children between 0 and their late 50s belong to the community. Together, they bring this special place back to life. They build apartments and work spaces, plant and harvest, organize festivals, markets, lectures, concerts, seminars and work camps with all in all about 5.000 visitors each year. They are committed to making the people aware of their surroundings and to spread sustainable and social ways of living.
About the volunteer workBuilding shelters for bicycles and for fire wood (the entire castle is heated by wood – to have it properly dry is very essential), garden work, work in the community kitchen.
Local accommodationIn tents and guestrooms, organic meals together with the community, shared bathrooms, compost toilets
About the project locationTonndorf Castle is situated in the Weimar county – the so called „Toscany of the East“. Tonndorf is a small village located south of Weimar and Erfurt in Thuringia.
RequirementsEnjoying collective work outdoors
Extra info about the projectInspiration in the following fields is possible: alternative learning and teaching, self-subsistence, supporting agriculture free of genetic manipulation, ecological building techniques (including straw bale-building); excursions to Weimar (Goethe, Bauhaus etc.) and Erfurt. A warm atmosphere in a very special place! For further information please visit: [www.schloss-tonndorf.de](http://www.schloss-tonndorf.de)