Since 6 month we are building a community kitchen out of natural material. We wanna create a space where we, our guests, family and friends can spend time together and take care of our and their well-being through delicious vegan,regional and healthy food. A kitchen is always the center of life and therfore we cannot wait to finish it.
In 2021 we were able to finally buy the land and buildings of SerVivo after 4 years of renting.
From there on we started even more to improve our home, we renovated our dance studio, layed a beautiful wooden floor and renovated and insulated our living room. And then we started planning the building of a new kitchen as the one we have is slowly falling apart, leaky and way too small for the amount of people. If we then have events and facilitator are cooking for our guests, the Servivians cannot even use there own kitchen.
So this kitchen is so needed for our sense of well-being our gathering and at the same time for our guests and family from outside to offer a space for their culinary needs. So this is a big dream coming truth!
We got help from an eco building specialized architect who made beautiful first sketches. After that we worked together with LIVE WITH EARTH (https://www.livewithearth.org/), an Organization for Global Sustainable Development by actions in Portugal. With their knowledge we organized two building camps the last months on our property,where they teached us the base of ecobuilding. With the help of many hands we made Cob ( a natural building material made from subsoil, water, fibrous organic material ) to build the walls. We dug into the earth to make a SuperAdobe-foundation and a drainage and built the roof on a complicated wooden structure.
Now after 6 months of building with a lot of great helpers, the walls are almost done. But we had to realize that we cannot earn enough money with our events to cover all the costs for the next building-phase. To finish the kitchen we need to install waterlines, electricity and a floor, one inner wall and of course a kitchen needs interior. And with all the furniture and kitchen applications, one more insulation is needed. Our very last aim is then to build a big greenhouse along the southside of the kitchen, for both, for insulation of the building and using the space to grow our own herbs and veggies.
So we decided to start a crowdfunding campaign, so all the effort was not in vain.