Residency in Obenaus

Co-creating ways of living in harmony with Nature.

Open House all year

Obenaus is an open village. We have more quiet periods, and in summer we organise workshops and seminars here. Families with kids are welcome! All is co-created with people like you. Bring your wishes, ideas and offerings, they are welcome and part of the programme! 
See the events during summer for workshops already organised.

The location is an old small farming estate with a couple of buildings being reconstructed towards communal life. We have our own source water, an organic sewage system, a garden, composting, biological cleaning products, a small forest, fruit trees, meadows, a tiny herd of sheep and a lovely farm dog. 

The Obenaus way of living is based on continuous learning from life, nature, each other and people around us. We sometimes use specific practices like systemic work and constellations, Action learning, Art of Hosting conversations that matters, Peer Spirit circle and harvesting to support our learning. We are interested in how things were done in former times and at the same time take part in new movements. Contact us and register for your stay at

At the current state of our place we have a few private rooms and a small apartment with firm walls around you. Besides this, we offer cosy camping spaces for your stay with modern bathrooms and warm showers. You can bring your own tent or borrow one from us. 
If you are looking for different comfort, B&Bs and hotels are within walking distance from the farm. Spring till Autumn the weather is normally very sunny and dry. In the unlikely case of much rain, there is dry shelter. 

During your stay you are part of the Obenaus community life. Besides enjoying company around the meals and having others to relate to, our life includes spending 1 fixed hour per day on community tasks like preparing the meals, going to the market, gardening, chopping wood, keeping the space beautiful and clean, cutting the grass with the scythe, taking care of the animals, etc.

There is a lot of space for art and crafts, bonfires and music, conversations, hikes, workshops in our barn, movie nights in/on the attic, and much more.

Your contribution

The value of a stay here is hard to measure in money. How can we value the effect of grounding, landing, connecting, and finding new inspiration? So value the stay by yourselves, we happily receive your donations. Money is one way, other forms are also welcome.
To cover the costs of food and lodging we suggest a donation of 35 € per day (20 € if you sleep at another place, 45 € if you have one of our few rooms with fixed walls).  Workshop fees vary, see the tickets when you register. If you want/can contribute other value, let us know!


For the time of your stay you become an associate member of the Obenaus community association. This entails no further obligations from your side besides a one-time membership fee of 95 €. It is necessary for administrative reasons as the legal base for Obenaus is the association, and it is open only for members. Please be aware that you come at your own risk and responsibility for anything an insurance can cover. And: We offer members the first 2 days of any stay in Obenaus for free!

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