Last updated: January 30, 2014 (2 years ago)
Listing created on: January 26, 2011
(Kressberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
- Status: Established
- Started Planning: 2010
- Start Living Together: 2010
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
- Website address: http://www.schloss-tempelhof.org
- Contact Name: Roman Huber
- Phone: +49(0)1799162056
Kressberg, Baden-Württemberg, 74594
You can subscribe to Tempelhof News, an email which comes out three or so times a year (in German but with lots of photos) by writing to:
You can get your questions about volunteering here answered in English by writing to:
In December 2010, after 3 years of personal growth processes, a core group of about 40 adults (mostly German) plus children purchased a small abandonned castle village with 31 hectares of land in Baden-Württemberg, southern Germany. We are self-organized into numerous overlapping collaborative Work Circles (Arbeitsgruppe AG), one of which is a Coordination Circle. Decisions are made at Village Meetings using a six-step consensus process.
15 Tempelhofians in the Construction Circle (AG Bauhütte) spent 4 months renovating certain buildings to serve as temporary quarters until sustainable structures are erected. In March/April 2011 about 40 people moved in. By now we are about 140 including 40 children. The Agriculture Workgroup (AG Landwirtschaft und Gartenbau) is planting our second crops now while erecting a new glass greenhouse next to our two 40 meter greenhouses. One field is already planted with sunflowers for the bees to use this summer.
Groups have formed to bring heating, electricity, water, sewer, economy and human culture all into sustainability.
Last year our own school for free evolvement was founded and approved.
Our Guesthouse and Seminarcenter is also going well with about 5600 overnights per year
TEMPELHOF LEGAL STRUCTURE
•Stiftung Tempelhof (Foundation)
•Genossenschaft Tempelhof eG (Cooperative)
•Tempelhof e.V. (Association)
TEMPELHOF 6 CORE VALUES
4.Relationship- and Communications-Culture
Tempelhof is already a complex and evolving culture that includes elements such as:
– The “We” Process. (www.community4me.com/communitybldg1.html)
– Six-step consensus decision making. (www.mehr-demokratie.de)
– Artabana health circles. (www.artabana.org)
– Personal development.
If you can read German, please review www.schloss-tempelhof.org for details about Vision & Werte, and Arbeitsgruppen (work groups). Otherwise please write or call at the numbers listed.