Joining the Community

The Obenaus community is a voluntary space. You can join us and leave again as it fits your life and plans. As the commitments for you here become more lasting the longer you want to stay, we see three various stages of engagement. As a community member, be it for a limited or unlimited period, you have a full co-decision right and voice in shaping the day-to-day life of Obenaus.


You can join Obenaus as a visitor for a stay of 3 weeks or longer. Visits are arranged on an individual basis, so we can both agree on our priorities for each other, the dates and all other conditions. 

Resident for a limited period

At the end of or after your visit we can then agree to accept you for a limited period of 6 to 12 months duration. You become a community member with all rights pertaining to residents, though limited to the time horizon of your stay. That time serves as a trial period as we’ll both find out if living in Obenaus is really what fits your life and the community equally, or if the agreed time limit felt just right.

Community Member

Following the limited resident period you can apply to become a community member. If the other community members accept you, you’ll join the community without any limitation, with full rights in the community decisions and a right to stay as long as it fits you and the community. 
We ask Community Members to invest a share of at least 50.000 € backing up the space they live in. With that investment, they’re also taking part in the overall investment decisions around Obenaus. If this amount of cash is not in your hands, we can agree for a plan to build the investment up over time.