From Leipzig to Sieben Linden – Travel diary – day 3 – arrival in Sieben Linden (subsequent entry)
… We were putting this question only shortly, since a surprisingly young Fred was already waiting for us with his cup of lupine coffee and welcomed us friendly. Fred was sort of responsible for us and showed us the village and our accommodation for the next two nights – a cosy site caravan. From there on, we were supposed to switch our mobile phones to flight mode.
Obviously, cycling the last three days was kind of exhausting, since the first night at the ecovillage, we fell into bed already at 9.30 pm. Except from getting a bit lost in the dark while searching half-sleeping for a toilet in the middle of the night, we got some good hours of sleep. By the way, concerning the toilets you have free choice: different outdoor privys, where you can even choose between squatting or sitting, indoor composting toilets that work without a flush or simply into the wild; everything is possible.
Travel diary – day 3-5 – recreation in Sieben Linden (subsequent entry)
The following two days, we were enjoying the open-minded and tolerant atmosphere, lots of sun, proximity to nature and this particular very pleasant silence the village shows. Besides that, we could get first insights in the sustainable and common life there, construction of straw bale houses or the function of a reed sewage treatment plant.
The whole thing was rounded up by tasty organic vegetarian or vegan meals, mostly made out of regional or self-produced products (a total contrast to our sinful waste producing stay in that hotel previously…)
In short: we were fully satisfied.
Our tour ended rather windy with a bike and train combination back to Leipzig today.
For more experiences and impressions from our stay in the ecovillage have a look at his article.