Summer-Workcamp 2024

Workcamps this year

Our experiences from the last years have given us the impression that more and more people who register to our workcamps are predomininatly interested in tourism. We are not the right place for such people. We would like to have a learning and working atmosphere in which we can share a lively exchange with our interested guests.
With this premise, after a two-year break, we are continuing the twelve-year tradition of our Summer-Workcamps. We are happy to receive your application and would be pleased to have a short explanation of why you would want to take part of our camps.


Dürnau is a small village in the heart of "Upper Swabia", sitting between Stuttgart and Lake Constance. The nearby nature reserve surrounding Federsee, the proximity to the Danube Valley and the short distance to the Alps offers a multitude of possibilities for lovely and meaningful leisure activities.


The tasks of the Workcamp provide primarily for the upkeep and care of the community grounds and the support of various ongoing projects within the Kooperative. This year we envision the following tasks:

- Continuation of the network of garden paths already underway
- Uprooting and replacing of hedges, berry-harvesting
- Dung removal and composting
- Hay harvesting
- Assistance in dishwashing and cleaning up after meals

In case of bad weather, participants can help with simple construction work.

Free time

In addition to the access to sporting activities like cayaking, biketours and mountain trekking in the Danube Valley and the Alps, we can off participants short courses in the operation of the Kooperative Dürnau, such as bookbinding, paper marbelling, as well as bread-baking,
butter-making, and canning methods. We can attend performances, produce a video, and will gladly offer advice for a theatre group or make available instruments for a band.
Climbers are welcome.

Scheduled dates

We will organise for 2024 workcamps on the following dates:

01.06.2024 bis 31.06.2024
01.07.2024 bis 31.07.2024
01.08.2024 bis 31.08.2024
01.09.2024 bis 30.09.2024

Whoever has the time and appetite can register now: here!