The Culture Factory (Wetzikon ZH)
Description: The Culture Factory Wetzikon (or "Kulti" as locals call it) is a place for all to experience and create culture. It aims to be independent and autonomous to the greatest extent possible. Formerly a foundry, people started living in the factory 1980. They rebuilt most buildings to make the place suitable for living. At the moment 40 people aged between 1 and 66 years are living there. Culture, art, music and various ateliers have been an element of the Kulti since its very beginning. Now, after so many years, the Culture Factory is in strong need of renovation, for which it needs your help.
Type of Work: In 2020 the culture factory will be 40 years old, so our factory is continuously in need of a little care. We would like to do the following work: Gardening (maintenance of shrubs, trees, meadows or paths); in our “Beiz” (Restaurant) we will renovate the ceiling, install a ventilation system, and carry out various repairs in the kitchen; in order to help promote our events we intend to make different signs (wood / metal) and paint these beautifully (here there are no limits to your creativity); general maintenance work - painting, repairs at entrances, roofs and furniture.
Accommodation: There is a guest room with 6 + 2 additional beds as well as a shared flat with 4 -6 more beds. Showers and toilets are separate from your living quarters and used by all people living there. Please be aware that the hygienic standard could be lower than your expectations and depends also on your (/ the group’s) effort. You can use the dining room to stay in during your free time. Some of the common rooms are not smoke-free. Breakfast will be prepared by the volunteer group, lunch and dinner – will be prepared by Leo and others from the Culture Factory, who will also be buying the food.
Language: The local language is Swiss German but people also speak other languages.