Burning Stairs --> Freiland Build Weekend 10-12 May
Build Weekend 10-12 May
Freiland has completely demolished the rotting stairs that led up and down the site. They have asked for our help in building new stairs! Hopefully... we can burn the old ones.
We would love to invite anyone from the community who wants to come out and camp at Freiland for the weekend (or part of the weekend).
The site is BEAUTIFUL this time of year - everything is blooming, the sun rises and sun sets are amazing, the bonfires are big, and there are tons of quiet moments away from the bustle of the city.
What is needed
- Workers with tools who can help build the stairs
- Extra pairs of willing hands who want to learn some construction (if you can bring tools you have, that is useful)
- People who want to come and fluff the workers
- Cooks/Kitchen experts who can bring food and help communal cooking
We'd love to show our support to Freiland and help make our space even more beautiful!!
Please post in the thread if you would like to attend and what you can bring!
Since this is a work weekend, we want to help those coming to site. We are considering covering train tickets and/or gas to get to site for those who would travel by car (and take others with you). More info to come!
walto Mon 22 Apr 2019 6:33PM
Would it make sense to make this a Facebook event or would that open the door too much?
Myriam TheWanderer Mon 22 Apr 2019 10:32PM
That sounds good. I am on a work trip till Friday evening, but I would love to help as well. Would prefer to build or fluff (no tools though... Maybe can borrow a hammer somewhere
Alex Kaos Tue 23 Apr 2019 12:02PM
I will be there with Tools and a Nino.
It costs about 60€ return petrol with a car. And so we could take 3 or 4 of those before having to think about financials. 3-4 rental cars is a completely different story, at about 200€ return each.
Please network some vehicles if possible :)
Myriam TheWanderer Wed 24 Apr 2019 5:41PM
Hey Alina - are you going on Saturday? If yes I would love to join you in your car
[deactivated account] Wed 24 Apr 2019 7:03PM
Hey @myriamthewanderer it's a good question - when do we start? I thought Friday? I would prefer to go Friday as I have to get back to Berlin by midday Sun. Let's discuss again, once things become clearer, ok?
Saskia Thu 25 Apr 2019 9:56AM
Alina - is it you I live in the same house with? If that's the case I can come over and help you prepare cooking stuff if you need help.
Ancka Thu 25 Apr 2019 3:57PM
Sounds grea guys! I will be there with Vlad. We have a car and looking for people to share the ride :)
I also have birthday on the 9th and I would like to celebrate with you, so I bring bubbles
Alejandro Thu 25 Apr 2019 5:15PM
I will join too! I'm looking forward to build stuff! I don't have tools or car but I have driving license. @ancka can I join your ride and share the cost? :)
Matt Clement Sun 28 Apr 2019 1:02PM
Hey all! I'm interested in helping out for the weekend as an extra set of hands. I recently move to Berlin from the US, and I don't yet have tools or camping gear here with me. I'd love to coordinate with anyone who has some gear to lend, space in their car, and/or needs some help with a particular task.
Jan-Christian Kaspareit Sun 28 Apr 2019 8:20PM
Looks like I would be able to start Saturday morning. I have a cordless screwdriver and a cordless 18v jigsaw I can contribute.
Will anyone drive by car saturday morning?
Remy Schneider Mon 29 Apr 2019 10:09AM
Waldo + Saskia + I will be in a car -it will be a bit tight but we could likely take 1 more person!
Remy Schneider Mon 29 Apr 2019 10:10AM
Hey Alina! Yes -that totally works as well =) We can get fluffing supplies on Saturday to last us the evening and into Sunday! We can cover the cost of gas for the trip! In case you can take other people or supplies in . your car that would be amazing =)
Myriam TheWanderer Mon 29 Apr 2019 7:01PM
I would love to join Saturday morning if you still have space
Jan Thomas Tue 30 Apr 2019 8:48PM
I can only go up Saturday morning as well, and would love to join forces :-) don't have a car but we could look into getting a drivy or so!
Daniel Reszka Thu 2 May 2019 9:07PM
I'd like to join as well, I don't have a car.
I don't mind coming by train (I actually prefer train over car), but then would need someone to pick me up.
Departure & return time and dates are flexible for me, as long as I'm back in Berlin before Tuesday.
Daniel Regev Fri 3 May 2019 10:38AM
Hello, camels! This is going to be epic but sadly I cannot make it :(
Is there a beautiful soul that is willing to help with transporting a few small things to the site-storage, for the Dream I'm leading Platform 4/20? I'll drop it at yours a couple of days earlier. You will get a VIP treatment at the platform
Myriam TheWanderer Wed 8 May 2019 8:35AM
This might be a strange question, but food is provided, right? Or should I bring my own?
Also- if I am correct there are trains going to Demmin leaving at 7:42 and 9:42 on Saturday. They take 2.5 hrs. What do you guys think?
Jan Thomas Wed 8 May 2019 3:13PM
For everyone coming - Like mentioned by @remyschneider already there will be food provided on site on Saturday and Sunday. If you're coming on Friday already you'll need to fend for yourselves...
And as always it's best to bring some snacks too, as well as your own cup, plate & cutlery to be self reliant... We'll post a more comprehensive update tomorrow!
Weather forecast is looking OK for the weekend, looking forward to seeing you all there :-)
Matt Clement Thu 9 May 2019 6:41AM
Being new to Berlin, I don't have any camping gear yet. I'm planning to pick up a sleeping bag before the weekend, but does anyone have a tent they'd be willing to loan me? I'm an experienced event camper, so it will be returned well-packed!
Remy Schneider Thu 9 May 2019 9:56AM
Hello all! Is there someone here who wants to tackle kitchen with me? Apparently there is already a kitchen onsite, but would be great to go shopping for some groceries and try to get some cooking down (just once on Sat and once on Sunday) to keep the volunteers fed.
Stefan Rothenhausler Thu 9 May 2019 2:49PM
Hey so i am coming sadly just on saturday and leaving sunday...i could also bring a cordless screwdriver could also bring a Stichsäge and some Handtools depending on how much i can carry as i am also taking the train...See you soon :)
meowmeow Thu 9 May 2019 5:00PM
Does anyone have space in their car going there on Friday/Saturday and/or coming back on Sunday?
Jan Thomas Fri 10 May 2019 6:53AM
My car is full unfortunately... but happy to do pickup from the train there (Sternfeld station).
Jan Thomas Mon 13 May 2019 7:30AM
Many thanks to everyone who came!! Freiland made a bunch of happy noises about us coming, sticking at it through difficulties and making a good amount of progress that they can build on... I.e. mission achieved, lots of love and thanks to you all <3
Jan-Christian Kaspareit Mon 13 May 2019 10:25AM
It was exhausting, but really fun!
The Freiland people will be working the next weekends, so if anyone wants to help they'll be super grateful if you come over.
Ancka Fri 3 May 2019 12:05PM
Hey Daniel, maybe Vlad and I can help with transporting some stuff with the car. Let’s me know the details. :slight_smile:
Remy Schneider Fri 10 May 2019 6:18PM
Amazing!! What time will you be there tomorrow? I will do a shopping run around noon to pick up snacks for sat, dinner for Sat, breakfast sunday, lunch sunday (although people should prepare to be at least a little self reliant)
walto Sun 28 Apr 2019 8:53PM
Welcome to Berlin! Tools wil be available, but camping gear won't ;) If you are coming to Kiez Burn you will need it anyways, so maybe you could get some? Might have a spare tent tho!
And regarding getting there: https://kiezburn.org/location-transportation/
public transport is a totally viable option and if walking (which is what the Captain pirate did last time) or cycling is not an option, I think someone can pick you up at the train station :)
Remy Schneider Tue 23 Apr 2019 12:23PM
Hey that would be awesome! Fluffing would be super nice =) Do you happen to have a car? Just curious if you might be able to pick some fluffing supplies up on Saturday ;)
Remy Schneider Fri 10 May 2019 6:19PM
Please PM me on Facebook (As it pops up on my phone) if you need other things - so happy you can join @mattclement
Alex Kaos Sun 28 Apr 2019 12:53PM
Hey Ancka. Nino and I need a ride with our tools. We can cover the petrol costs from finance so no worries there.
Myriam TheWanderer Wed 24 Apr 2019 7:23PM
Hey Alina. I can only go as of Saturday, but thats ok :-). Will see you there though
Remy Schneider Fri 10 May 2019 6:19PM
Just confirming I am packing it... you have everything else besides a tent, right?
Myriam TheWanderer Tue 23 Apr 2019 12:42PM
Unfortunatly no car nor drivers licence. Will take a train if no car can take me.
Jan Thomas Fri 10 May 2019 5:21PM
Hey @myriamthewanderer please contact me on +491793207378 when you arrive tonight... We wanna leave at 8:30 tomorrow morning :-)
Johannes Bittner Fri 10 May 2019 5:00PM
That's good to know. Thank you! Maybe I'm joining tomorrow afternoon. EDIT: I'm tired today and don't feel great, I'll stay at home.
Matt Clement Thu 9 May 2019 6:40AM
Yup, that sounds good to me. I'll reach out later today to confirm details.
Myriam TheWanderer Thu 9 May 2019 8:36AM
I am in. Sorry, in Greece atm and no phone usage. Back Friday night. Will reach out then if not too late.
Remy Schneider Fri 10 May 2019 6:18PM
If you need a ride from the train station text me at +4917643883240... I don't always have service onsite, but will check my phone
Matt Clement Fri 10 May 2019 4:46PM
Hey Jan, sent you an SMS to coordinate, but just in case my number is +1 518 229 8550. I also sent a friend request on the Book of Faces if that's easier. Hit me up!
Remy Schneider Thu 9 May 2019 9:56AM
We will also have snacks, etc - but it's good if people are hungry to have a warm meal =)
Jan Thomas Wed 8 May 2019 11:12AM
@myriamthewanderer @mattclement @janchristiankaspar I will be going by car (huuuuge thanks to @alina) on Sat morning from Finnländische Str 14 (next to Bornholmer Str Sbahn) and go back Sun night. Can I count the 3 of you in, and are you OK with coming to my place e.g. for an 8am or 9am departure so we get there nice & early?
Jan Thomas Wed 8 May 2019 3:14PM
@myriamthewanderer @mattclement feel free to just contact me on 01793297378 to arrange details!
Remy Schneider Mon 29 Apr 2019 6:48PM
We have the car Friday evening, but would also be up for leaving super early on Sat...
Matt Clement Sun 5 May 2019 7:45AM
I'd be up to join on the Sat morning crew, whether that means carpooling or catching a train together.
Myriam TheWanderer Tue 30 Apr 2019 9:11PM
That would be sweet. Cant drive though.... But company would be swell to have either way :sunglasses:
Jan Thomas Wed 1 May 2019 12:02PM
Cool, let's see who else might join the Saturday morning crew over the next days and decide on train or car...
Jessy W Wed 8 May 2019 1:01AM
god i really want to go with this group of ppl, but will have to miss. also i assume you know but saskia cant make it anymore
Myriam TheWanderer Sun 28 Apr 2019 9:16PM
Hey Jan-Christian. I can also only go Saturday, so if no car will go maybe we can catch a train together
Jan Thomas · Mon 22 Apr 2019 12:25PM
I'm in! This will be awesome to make our location even better, and to connect more with the Freiland guys also!