In most cases “art” is something special, extraordinary, something beyond the “normal” context. Even contemporary art focusing on high benefit is usually not part of daily life. Familiafeliz is a contemporary living community and art and culture are very important for us, like health, happiness and tasty food.
After 22 years in a pinky bathroom it was time to renovate the installation and to think about a new design.
First of all we unmounted the old installations and replaced old fittings and tubes.
A new bathtub and a new toilette was installed.
White was selected as basic new color.
Instead of a shower tray we have now a flat floor. The little carrot is a very special detail and a reminiscence to our old friend Edgar Brons, artist, graphic designer and cartoonist.
As contrast to the strong geometric wall tiles Antje and Corinna started a mosaic inspired by “water”.
The spiral was Corinna’s favorite in the new shower.
The white wall tile pieces are combined with spanish colorful ceramic pieces from Pais Valenciano (the region of our second home unit).
Finally the mosaic was grouted with white mass.
The new bathroom is part of the old house in Windeck and a hint to the transition of this place.
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.
In the home unit Windeck we have around 50 chicken. They have to pass a small – and often wed – area in winter to reach the green grass area near the bio garden.
Now it was time to fix that. It was not comfortable to walk in this muddy ground.
Jens and Corinna used old concrete pieces to form a stable way from the poultry stable to the garden. Nice to have this activities of making the right way in both home units at the same time. In the spanish home unit it was the first step to the entrance of the sculpture garden.
In Windeck Antje and Corinna are working for the bio garden unit and the poultry keeping unit. Here are some impressions of october 2016.
There are still some sunny days.