We cover our expenses by contributions
About the cost of membership
Laozi House is an independent non-profit association funded only by the members. It does not sell any products or services nor does it receive subsidies. You can stay with us by sharing in the cost of your stay while participating in our activities.
Membership has no hidden costs or obligations. You will be registered as a beneficiary member, which means that you have no official role in the organization and bear no responsibility.
We do not have annual fees, we only ask contributions to cover the costs for days that you stay with us. There is a one time registration fee of € 30, which will be refunded after you have stayed with us for a total of 14 days within a year. The purpose of this is to discourage people from coming only for one short visit. Members will benefit more from what we have to offer when they take enough time to learn about our lifestyle and adapt to our daily schedule.
Our project is about teaching and practicing a different lifestyle that promotes relaxation and health. We regard dynamic Yoga and other exercises as well as meditation to be essentials for health, and also use food instead of medicine as the primary basis for maintaining health. You can learn about health food cultivation and preparation while doing the gardening and helping to prepare our lunch. This and other maintenance tasks are done in the morning, between breakfast and lunch, on 5 days a week. We expect all participants to attend these activities from 9 am until lunchtime at 1 pm. In the weekends most of the gardening and maintenance work stops and there is opportunity to make day trips or otherwise relax in the morning and afternoon.
Daily cost for participation
At the moment we need about € 20 per participant per day to cover our integral cost. However we are applying a reduced contribution for "early birds" members who are sharing the start-up phase of this project.
1. For those who participate up to one month: € 15 per day
2. For those who participate for a longer term: € 10 per day
3. A limited number of volunteers who have skills and experience that enable them to share long-term in coordinating the project can be accepted on exchange basis.
Standard accommodation is in dormitories of 4, 5 or 6 beds. Several private double rooms are available at an extra donation. Ask for availability.