We made it. Within only one and a half months we were able to obtain the needed sum in order to take control of the premises thanks to all your donations and loans for which we would like to thank you sincerely at this point. We are looking very much forward to the restart of Hackenow and we are excited about the months and years ahead of us and to see how everything develops. From June 24th till June 28th we plan a little gathering, a first DIY-fest. If you're interested in this and further news of the yard, feel free to join our newsletter at the end of this page.

Still we would happily appreciate more donations and credits to realize needed reconstruction works as soon as possible!

For the moment we remain euphoric and curious
alex, holli & jule


About 75km east of Berlin, in Hackenow in the Oderbruch region, two 100 year old clinker farm houses await a new life. The land of about two hectares charms with its wilderness and promises huge potential.

ideas & concept

We understand our foreseen local actions as a linkage of different pillars:

animal assisted therapy

Installed by a professionally educated assistant for animal assisted therapy, we plan on developing guided offers for children and youngsters from the region or vacational offers - dependent on the needs of the clientele. Animals like chicken, sheep, dogs, cats, and bees are going to live together with us on the barn. The educational concept seeks to foster values such as participation, voluntariness, autonomy and democracy. We also plan on promoting integration and self-efficacy in an ongoing learning process, where nature and environmental education go along.

education and exchange

Furthermore and in cooperation with different organisations we intend to create possibilities for young adults to meet, educate and exchange. In particular, group stays and participatory seminars are imaginable. In addition, Hackenow shall be a space for emancipatory politics and discrete cultural events.

ecology and environmental protection

Through application of the principles of permaculture we seek to reach partial food self-sufficiency. We plan on installing a countryside laboratory on renewable energies to become energy independent in the medium term. We try to implement all further ecological measures holistically and organically with our way of life.

craft & self-supply

The goal of a sustainable society ahead, we try to think in natural chains and cycles. Crafting as a artful as well as enduring practice is of invaluable worth. Workshops and studios are going to be installed in annexe buildings. Our own works and manufactures can be offered via cooperatives, the internet or even in a small farm shop.


are a small group of people from Berlin and the ground in Hackenow effected both our phantasy and imagination in a way they were taking off. Now feeling enormous waves of motivation makes us want to take this big step. Our main goal is to develop us and the area in a gentle way. We long for a life in high autonomy in a self organized community aside the forces of the city. We seek to shape our coliving in a conscious way and treat our surrounding with respect.


At this very moment, we are looking for donations, private grants or loans in order to being able to create a perspective for the Hackenow yard and realize our various ideas there. Please contact us, if you can imagine to support us financially. Many different conditions are possible and we would like to negotiate these in personal exchange. Also assumed small amounts can make a change.

domestic bank transfers:
Alexander Hänel
IBAN: DE19 1005 0000 6013 3624 22


We look forward to any comments regarding our project. We'll gladly respond to any requests personally via mail or telephone.

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