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Community Weekend at Spitzmühle

A co-created kink-friendly and family-friendly weekend

 

Next: Dec 16-18th 2022 

A community weekend at Spitzmühle

The beautiful Spitzmühle just outside of Berlin is ours – for a whole weekend. We will gather in this magical sex-positive space with its direct access to a lake, outside hot tub, sauna, workshop space and spacious dining room to explore, play, cuddle, silliness, kinkyness and all the good things we like.

This is a weekend for adults and your children are also welcome. All parents who bring kids are invited to create something special and interesting for their kids, e.g. a sleepover in one of the rooms.

 OUTLINE OF THE WEEKEND 

We will have a communal dinner around 8pm on friday. It would be ideal if you can be there for the dinner. Afterwards,  we can enjoy free flow in the play space, the sauna, and the dining room can be used for cuddles and conversations.

Depending on the group size, there might be organized activities.  During the day the main room will be family-friendly. The Bootshaus will be the adult play room. Depending when the kids go to bed, we aim that from 9pm, the main room will be kids-free, also.

On Sunday, we have breakfast and an afternoon lunch, there is usually still time for play and socialising. After that we will clean up together.

WHEN & WHERE

Next Event: 16-18 December 2022
Dates for 2023 tba soon

Arrival: Friday 16-19.00
Departure: Sunday 16-19.00

Neue Spitzmühle
Spitzmühlenweg 2
15344 Strausberg

WHO IS IT FOR

We invite people personally and everybody gets to bring guests if they like. This event is for friends, family, lovers of humans who feel connected to Spitzmühle. 

 

WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT

We believe in co-created spaces for community. Spitzmühle is a special place. It is rented for a variety of groups almost all year around. This weekend is suppose to bring people together in a non-hierarchical way, make space for free flow, enjoying each other, and not have a scheduled plan and a workshop program. Usually when we come to Spitzmühle, we are in roles of participant, organizer, teacher or facilitator, cooks or assistants. At these weekends we wish to let go of these roles as much as we can, and enjoy the space as humans that are coming together to share time, meals, play, child-care, cuddles and more. 

 

PRICES & SIGN UP 

We invite people personally and everybody gets to bring guests. 

The ticket prices include accommodation, the usage of the facilities, all food and a small admin fee. Everybody needs to register via the sign up form.

You can choose your room when you arrive. If you wish to share a room with someone specific, please note in the sign up form. When you have other specific wishes please communicate those to Philipp or Cosima beforehand. 

Adults 165 €  p.p.
Children
Under 5 years old – 10€
Under 14 years old – 50€ 
Low income price on request

Cancellation: Before we bought food, you get a full refund (usually 1-2 weeks before the event). After that we deduct the price for food and the admin fee (total of 50€).

WHAT TO BRING

  • Warm clothes, it can get cold at night
  • Socks or slippers for inside the house (no shoes allowed)
  • Sheets, bed covers, towels (Can also be rented for 15€ from the venue if you prefer.)
  • Fancy, sexy outfit, toys, safer sex stuff etc. 
  • Everything you need for a cosy weekend at Spitzmühle

FAQ – Frequenlty Asked Questions about the weekend

What does the ticket include?

The ticket price includes accommodation, the usage of the facilities and food + coffee & tea and a small admin fee. 

How many people will there be at the weekend?

We will be min. 10 and max. 40 adults.
There will be ∼2-10 children.

Can I arrive on Saturday?

It is not ideal. But if there is no other way, and you really want to come, you can come on Saturday morning.  There will be no discount for late arrivals. Please check in with us before about a late arrival.

What’s the sleeping options? Can I bring my tent or campervan instead?

There are 2-bed and 4-bed rooms. 
You can choose a room on arrival. 

If you want to sleep in your camper van or pitch a tent instead, you’re welcome to do this. It will be the same price though.

I wanna pay my ticket ( via paypal or bank transfer)

You can pay via Paypal: neue.spitzmuehle@gmail.com

Or Bank transfer: 

Neue Spitzmühle UG
DE42170540400020055668
BIC WELADED1MOL 
Sparkasse Märkisch-Oderland

Please transfer the fee within 5 days after your sign up. After that your spot is no longer reserved.

 

 

Can I bring my dog?

Ideally, you can leave your dog somewhere else.  If there is no other option, you can talk to us and we might be able to find a solution.

NOTE (in case your dog will join)
There is a cat on the property, this should not be a problem for your dog. You are responsible for ensuring that this event is a good match for your animal. If there are people with dog allergies, there may be a dog-free area where the dog should not be, this will be clearly mentioned beforehand. Obviously, the Kitchen and Playspace are both off-limits to animals for hygiene sake. Please note that if you bring an animal to this weekend, you are 100% personally responsible for your animal’s wellbeing, food and cleaning up after it. If the animal causes damage or nuisance, you must resolve this issue personally.

Can I invite guests?

Yes, you can invite guests. Guests need to sign up via the sign up form as well. This will be a lovers and friends weekend, so please make sure you can vouch for the guests you wish to bring.

What are my responsibilities when I invite a guest?

You are responsible for both your guests wellbeing and their behaviour. Please ensure that they are a good fit and that you have the capacity to support them in their experience.

What happens if I sign up and can’t come? Do I get my money back?

If, after signing up, you can’t make it, let us know. If someone from the waiting list takes your spot, then you get your money back right away.
Canceling after we bought the food (∼ one week before the event) we will keep the amount of your ticket for food and admin fee.

What happens if I can’t come and I have invited a guest. Can the guest still come?

If you invited a guest, and you can’t join the weekend yourself anymore, message us (Philipp and Cosima) and we see if the guest feels comfortable to come by themselves. Maybe they already know some other people.

What happens if the event is canceled?

When the event gets canceled, we send out an email to everyone and refund the money.

Will there be a Kinky Play Space?

Yes, on Friday after the opening circle, all Saturday and Sunday the “Bootshaus” (seminar space) will be our dedicated playspace. This space has a ton of mattresses, sheets, suspension points for ropes and we can get as loud as we want 🙂 This space is separate from the building where the common / dining area is. The Bootshaus will be and adult-only space.

Will there be a Non-Sexy / Social Space?

The Common Area / Dining Area is designated as a non-sexual space and is intended for eating, activities, chatting, playing music, dancing, lounging, whatever, as long as it is inclusive of people who do not wish to be sexual.

How to get to Spitzmühle?

Address:
Neue Spitzmühle
Spitzmühlenweg
215344 Strausberg
Google Maps

It is about an hour from Berlin by S-bahn. Closest train station = S-Bahn Hegermühle (S5, direction Straußberg). If you want to take a taxi, it makes sense to either (i) go to Hegermühle and pre-order one or (ii) go to Straußberg. The train station is bigger and taxis are usually waiting there. 

Will there be food?

Yes, we will have brunch and one cooked meal a day. Per brunch/meal there will be a volunteer group responsible to prepare it. Philipp will buy the food. 

 

Friday:

Dinner around 19:00/20.00

Saturday: 

Breakfast/Brunch buffet from when someone starts to afternoon

Dinner around 19:00

Sunday: 

Breakfast/Brunch buffet between 8:00 & 12:00

Leftovers buffet around 15:00/16:00

 

 

Will there be snacks during the day and at night?

There might be some snacks, like a bowl of fresh fruit during the day and possibly some snack food at night depending on the kitchen crew or snacks coordinators. If this is a concern for you then please bring some extra snacks that are suitable for your diet or step up as the snacks coordinator for the weekend.

What about Coffee and Tea?

There will be Coffee, hot water and a selection of non-caffeinated Tea available throughout the day. This is included in the ticket price.

What about Alcohol and soft drinks?

There will be some limited beer, wine and soft drinks available at the venue against reasonable-ish prices (probably around 2/2,5 eur for a Softdrink/beer). If you have a need/wish for a certain beverage (Club Mate for example 😉 ), the only way to make sure it’ll be there is if you bring it yourself. Also, if you have a nice bottle of booze that you’d like to share, you’re welcome to bring this but keep in mind that it’s not going to be a super boozy weekend and we are all expected to be responsive to our surroundings.

What about Intoxication and substance use?

Intoxication is a personal choice. Please keep in mind the environment you are in, communicate with others, and be aware this is not a party weekend. Being intoxicated past the point of being able to give or ask for consent creates a less safe environment. 

Will food be Vegan / Gluten-free? Will my allergies be taken into account?

The food will be Vegan & Vegetarian, Spitzmuhle is a meat-free venue.

If you have noted your allergies in the sign-up form, your allergies will be known in the kitchen (Otherwise let us know ASAP, please don’t wait until we’re at the venue.) and the kitchen volunteers will take as much care as they can to include yummy foods that are suitable for you. Keep in mind that your friends in the kitchen are not professionals and may need your help to make sure you are nourished and well. The kitchen volunteers may ask you to participate in the process because you understand alternatives that suit your dietary restrictions much better than they do.

 

 

When will the sauna and hot tub be available?

The sauna will be on when we turn it on. We’ll figure it out together on the weekend.

With the hot tub, it depends on who takes the initiative to fill and heat up the hot tub.

It takes some time to empty, clean, fill, and heat up the hot tub so it needs volunteers to step up to make this happen.



Is there an outside fireplace?

Yes there is. Once it gets dark, we can light it up and sit around the campfire all night. Also this depends on who steps up to take care of the fire.

I want to offer a workshop/activity. Who do I need to talk to?

Depending how big the group is, we will coordinate activities a bit more. But we will mainly organize is on the spot. You are welcome to talk to Philipp, or Cosima before hand, if you have questions around this. 

When does the event end?

We will share a last leftovers meal Sunday at 15:00 and will then clean up together, you should expect to leave Spitzmuhle between 16:00 and 18:00 on Sunday evening.

Can I leave the venue early?

Yes, if you have arranged to leave early, this is possible. Keep in mind that there are helping hands needed till the end so the more people stay to help clean up, the easier it is for all of us.

What about COVID-19 / Coronavirus 2 / SARS-CoV-2 ?

Before arriving, please take a quick test on day (self test is okay).