We welcome people to experience living surrounded by nature with us. Our program is an introduction to Permaculture and to life at EcoGay. The maximum time for a first internship is one month, you can also stay shorter, but then we cannot go as deep into explaining things as we can do in one month. If things go well during your first internship we may invite you to stay longer, or to come back for more later. We’re also looking for EcoGay residents, To be invited to join us permanently you need to complete an internship first.
The eager intern is about experience. You want to feel how it is, experience the day to day life on the farm. You want to hear about real life experiences and to participate in it. You understand that every hour you put into helping us is an hour we will put into helping you advance on your own path. We’d love to have you, because with you mankind also advances. We will balance your input with our input. We will have to charge you 15 USD per day (105 USD per week) for your food and other costs we’d have to make though, but those expenses you would normally have anyway. Normal stay for eager interns is one month.
The sweaty intern doesn’t care for longer working hours. You want to advance yourself because right now you don’t have a lot of options. Getting the travel expenses paid is about all you can do, so you offer us to work for your food and whatever else you will need during your stay. We’d love to have you too and we will do all we can to advance your knowledge and experience. We will ask you to work with us during your stay, but don’t worry we won’t ask you to do more than you can handle. Yes, we will also have conversations about society, about the system and culture, about life, about Permaculture, about anything. We will explain what we do and why, we will think with you about your future options. If we like how things go we might invite you to stay longer than one month.
The happy intern just comes to learn and not to work. To watch what’s going on and to have endless conversations about anything and everything. You are the more intellectual intern. The person who wants to work as a politician or an advisor or a designer after having learned how things work. We love it, ask us anything, let’s philosophise about life, about our system of civilization, about central banks and currencies, about nature, about resistance to the system, about… just about anything. We’re happy to have you, because it’s intriguing and it’s intellectually challenging. We have to charge you 450 USD per week for your housing, your food, your transportation, and for our time and ideas. And we will challenge you in our conversations! You’re very welcome because you will help us to help other people and to continue our work. Normal stay for happy interns is between one and two weeks. Longer stay is not possible,because after 2 weeks we have given you all we can and it’s time for you to move on and for us to get back to work.