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Different animal species will find their forever home in this sanctuary. At the same time the project will contribute to combat climate change.

The goal is to open a sanctuary for animals in need, with a permaculture garden, food forest, many new trees & wildflower meadows for insects. In addition the farm will have guest rooms. Sustainability plays a very important role in this project and guests can learn about many positive examples for their everyday lives (low waste, vegan lifestyle local & organic, permaculture, second hand & do-it-yourself, natural products, old household remedies etc.).
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12/13/19 - 1/31/20
2020 / 2021
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Minimum amount (Start level): 25,000 €

25,000€ would help to purchase a property in combination with my equity and to prepare the property accordingly for the animals and guests.

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What is this project all about?

The project is about giving animals in need a home, planting many new trees, becoming self-sufficient (energy, water, food) and having some guest rooms to also let other people experience this special place.
The demand for healthy, sustainable alternatives for all areas of life is growing continuously and with the present climate debate probably also the preferences for holidays will change over time. I want the sanctuary to invite people to have an unforgettable time in nature, where relaxation plays a major role but where they can also experience and maybe learn new things. For one thing through positive examples on the farm (permaculture, low waste, vegan lifestyle, second hand and DIY, natural products, old household remedies etc.) and on the other hand through different workshops that might (also) be held in collaboration with experts.

What is the project goal and who is the project for?

One goal is to help animals in need (so called livestock / farm animals like chicken, pigs, cows, sheep, goats etc. as well as so called pets like dogs and cats). They can either be rescued from bad keeping, they can be brought to us by people who can't care for their animals any longer, they can be rescued from farms where the farm animals don't bring "a benefit" anymore, or we rescue them from the slaughterhouse.
In addition we want to plant many new trees and improve the quality of the soil. All of this contributes to the protection of the environment and therefor helps in combatting climate change. With a permaculture approach we also want to grow our own food.
Another goal is to create an oasis for guests where they can relax and do something good at the same time, because all income from the guest rooms will fund our animal sanctuary.

Why would you support this project?

The project is worthy of support because it tackles several important topics simultaneously: For one thing we work for the environment and secondly animals in need are rescued, at the same time humans should get the opportunity to find a wonderful place for a break.
With planned workshops many of the ideas would spread further. Every project, no matter how small it may be, can make a difference! :)
You can either support us with a free amount or you can buy one of our rewards with a "favor in return". Just go through our rewards and see if there's something you're interested in. Maybe you can also find a Christmas present for someone you like? Or maybe you intend to do more good in the new year? Then you can start with that right here and now! We (and our future animals) thank you!!

How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?

25.000€ - we can achieve that together!
If the project is successfully funded the money will contribute to the purchase of a suitable property and to prepare the property accordingly (fences for the animals, planting trees, preparing the land, working on the soil, maybe build / renovate the guest rooms).
125.000€ - are you that generous? Then we can start immediately and rescue animals straight away! You are amazing!

It is still too early to say where the sanctuary will be located. It depends on the support we get from the fundraiser for example and where we can find the most suitable property at lowest costs. I can imagine moving back to where I grew up (north of Hesse in Germany) but we will also have a look at places in South Europe where properties are more affordable.

Who are the people behind the project?

My name is Christin, I´m 32 years old. After my highschool degree I´ve studied tourism & event management and business management and then worked for approximately 8 years in the Revenue Management of two airlines and a rail company. I´ve always been a big animal lover and dreamt of a sanctuary for a long time. I kept this dream for myself though because it was hard to imagine that this could work. Still I quit my permanent contract and good salary and volunteered in different countries to prepare for this new challenge. I live a rather minimalistic life with a low budget so that I can save every possible Euro for this project. I know my life will most probably become more "inconvenient" but I am sure that this is the right move - animals will find a home, trees will be planted, people will find a beautiful place of refuge and I will finally live my dream.

Besides my partner Luca, 27 years old and from Italy, will help me. He´s creative and technically skilled, has experiences in working with animals and speaks several foreign languages.

We both very clearly distance ourselves (not only in the project) from speciesism, racism, antisemitism, sexism, homophobia and every other form of discrimination. ♡♡♡

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