We want R.O.L.F.s – and how to manage?

In fact in the last year we get several requests form “older” people looking for community life and willing to join familiafeliz. Beside the great idea of having 4 generations under one roof and the advantage even for young generations to interact with older once it questions the capacities and ressources of our little community.

Stimulated by a real person we call this “group of requests” R.O.L.F. = (r)eally (o)lder (l)ovely (f)reaks.

one important question for a sustainable living community is, how we act with kids, another very importent is, how we are able to welcome older generations to partizipate in our life style and how to integrate and maintain these guys.

we started a discussion about R.O.L.F. and welcome your ideas.

In fact we see this as a challenge and advantage and not as a problem to solve. nevertheless we have no master plan for this.

Sustainable society – community now!

In times of reconstruction we are thinking about alternative and sustainable ways of living together in communities. On weekend 12 to 14 of January we meet for an intensive brainstorming in the house of the dragon. CasaDelDragon is the Spanish base of our living community and also nucleus for different contemporary art and socio – cultural projects.

If you are interested in living in a community, if you are interested in alternative economy, if you are open minded and interested in an international and multilingual community, please apply here for a visit and meet in our brainstorming weekend.

Friday (beginning 13.00 hrs) – Welcome – guided tour through our actual projects – color garden – sculpture garden – aquaponics – bio garden – avejas de amor – beekeeping

Saturday – several keynotes and activities in smaller groups

Sunday – big plenum and conclusion about further steps (end 20.00 hrs)

We have limited sleeping places in the artist residence CasaDelDragon. Apply now! Please use this form to apply for a visit.

The unique colorgarden in Cervera del Maestre

In January and February 2017 together with Clara and Juan wwoofers and helpers plantedĀ  more than 120 fruit trees in the garden area of UNIIE campus, which is part of the color garden of CasaDelDragon in Cervera del Maestre (Castellon).

There was never time to complete and finish the documentation of these trees. Finally Jitka and Thomas from Berlin did a great job and big research in finding the trees and its positions.

After nearly 12 months it was a tremendous achievement to rearrange the old identification numbers. Jitka and Thomas created a new list based on the planted trees from beginning of 2017 and some older trees planted before.

In combination with a new database for ressources and plants this tree documentation is now online and available for everybody. The goal is to store useful data about this large scale test and add time to time activities and new fotos from trees, leaves, flowers and fruit and to document also harvesting results and the experience with different varieties of fruit trees in the region of Castellon.

We will also add useful information about pigments, inks and other artistical use of these plants. The documentation is available here. Thanks a lot to Jitka and Thomas!

ADA – first beehives in a friends plot in Sant Mateo


In summer 2017 the artist Juan Petry started to mount first bee hives in plots of friends in the region of MAESTRAZGO. The bee hives are part of a large social sculpture project for the next years.

Main target is to give bees a refugium without any chemical or economical treatment, a “social space for bees”.

If we follow the economical thinking, we will not arrive in a “better” world, better for bees is not better for shareholders. At the end every system could be optimized only in one direction. Therefor its time to create a bee project far from business and economical benefit.

ADA – abejas de amor – is a social sculpture, and everybody is invited to join this project. It is part of the activities of the living community FamiliaFeliz in Spain.

More about the working unit ADA |

cleaning beds in spring 2017

Clara and Marianna in the color garden

Around eastern in 2017 we had guests from Spain, Columbia and Germany. Marianna, a strong young helper assists Clara to clean one of the beds in te color garden.

Olga from Columbia in the color garden

Her mother Olga from Columbia is working in another bed.

Young fruit trees with flowers

First flowers on young fruit trees in the color garden promissed something to harvest.

Harvesting potatos and salad

Some potatos and salads for the next lunch. The maintainance to keep the garden running is more and more important. On more than 2000 square meter the large bio garden is part of the social activities of your community.

Most of the guests enjoying the handcraft work in the bio garden, as well as later cooking with the fruits, salads and vegetables.

Working in the nature, outside and relaxed, reduce mental stress. If you want to join us for a time, apply here as avolunteer.

trencadis in the sculpture garden

Silvia and her trncadis work in the color garden

 

Silvia from Biel (Swiss) was starting in late spring 2017 with mosaics on the first steps into the sculpture garden area. We decided that she placed in a “dialoge” with further guests only a part of each step with ceramic pieces.

If you like to partizipate in some of our workshops, apply for further information here.