Re-Forming Formed: 2002 Established: 2004
This page last updated:11/28/2012
(We are 4 km from Milligen, just inside of Germany)
Vlierhof is a farm, 3.7 hectares on the border of Germany and Holland, walking distance from the Rijn River, just inside Germany near the village, Keeken, and the border town, Millingen, in Holland.
We're interested in sustainability, wellness, artistic expression, relating compassionately, health, and organic living.
Currently, 7 to 15 people live here and we have a care farm for people who need the healthy environment of a farm to improve five days a week. We have an acre to grow organic vegetables, currently have nine chickens, some cats, and an area for art projects.
Some of us are living in caravans and others in a large, old farmhouse, and now the renovated barn, as well as a guesthouse. Most people are Dutch and there is one American.
We like Nonviolent Communication (cnvc.org) by Marshall Rosenberg, but are still not very good at it. We eat lunch and dinner together. We have incredible organic, vegetarian/vegan meals. We have installed a wood burning heating system that involves burning huge amounts of firewood and heating water to flow through the walls. There are other construction plans underway to create more living space and room to accommodate groups and festivals. We have built a large greenhouse, created a one-acre organic farm. We also have a sauna and a natural swimming pond.
We would like to become a center for consciousness and communication possibly in the near future.
Visitors and volunteers are welcome and those who would like to see if they would fit in here to live. We particularly could use someone musical for improvisational singing, maybe a ceramicist, and people who bring peace from within, as well as people to work with the care farm people, etc.
We are quite serious about no drugs or alcohol on the property.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
A Walk Through Vlierhof 2009-07-12
This page last updated:11/28/2012
(Volunteers are free, expected to work 6hrs a day, 6 days a week, guests pay about 35 euros for room and organic meals.)
Visitor Process: Please contact us by email, phone, or letter.
GEN - Global Ecovillage Network
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
(It varies, now, about 4)
Open to new members:
(We would really like to have more people.)
(Core group of 4 people make basic decisions.)
Leadership Core Group:
(Its up in the air, right now, due to small number of community members, sociocracy is probably where we will go.)
Labor and Money
(It varies with the person's needs, abilities, and situation)
(We need people to contribute to the upkeep and growth of the community.)
(Depending on situation, but some members do contribute for rent and most are expected to contribute for food.)
Land and Buildings
9.1 acres (3.7 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Individual community member(s)
(a few have invested in land)
Number of Residences:
(currently people are living in house, caravans, and one in a separate building. We are going to build more spaces in the deel (barn). Recently we completed 3 more rooms in the back barn.)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(We ate alot from our farm in its first year. Now we get all our veggies from our land, in the fall, fruit.)
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all meals
(we don't eat breakfast together)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
We all share a common diet
(Vegetarian except for fish, usually once a week.)
(We don't have and don't wish to have anyone who is addicted to alcohol.)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(Osho, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Shapiro, etc. is appreciated, but what one believes or practices is an individual choice.)
(Our 3 year old is starting kindergarten parttime. Home schooling is definitely an interest.)
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