Last updated: January 30, 2014 (1 year 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
- Website address: http://www.schloss-tempelhof.org
- Contact Name: Roman Huber
- Phone: +49(0)1799162056
Kressberg, Baden-Württemberg, 74594
Visitors accepted: Yes
Please try to inform yourself about what we are doing here before you arrive. Since most everyone at Tempelhof is German is helps if you can speak some Deutsch. Also it helps if you have read through the website www.schloss-tempelhof.org, some related books (such as Directing the Power of Conscious Feelings by Clinton Callahan) and have discovered in yourself some strong attractive resonance to our 6 Principles. The focus of Tempelhof is personal development, so it helps to have some understanding of the necessity for growing up. When in doubt, call us. We love meeting new people.
Open to new Members: Yes
see website for approach process
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.