Villa Décentrale

Reportage/Documentary - Saint-Imier


5 Min., Switzerland, SfGB 2018

The Décentrale property on Mont-Soleil, Switzerland is the home of no one and the part-time home of many. It is a venue and co-working space where local residence from nearby communities as well as live-in co-creators from all parts of the world self-organise their activities and share skills, resources and ideas in a self-empowered culture, inspired by permaculture principles.

At the heart of the one hectare property, an old art-nouveau villa houses up to 16 people and provides workshop rooms, the kitchen and social living space. The surrounding park offers additional shelter in the form of tiny houses, caravan, tipi and yurt. The mix of park trees, open meadows and forest provide a good opportunity to develop an edible forest garden.

© Oliver Schwarz 2017

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