The non-use of hired staff makes living costs in the residence affordable for everyone, regardless of the income. At the same time, we try to organise the living conditions at the highest level.
Here we practice a communal form of organising everyday life. But it is quite far from common ideas and stereotypes. Unlike traditional communes, there are no permanent residents, except for the organisers of the project. However, we welcome and support cyclical returns of the guests and resident artists who are already familiar with everyday life of the house. The idea of the horizontal structure of universal equality is not applicable here, as well as the vertical hierarchical structure.
Costs and responsibilities are distributed among all members of the community according to preliminary requests and agreements. The commune is formed from three groups: artists, guests and helpers. If the main task of artists is to work on art projects, then guests who come on vacation support the project with material participation, covering a significant part of the costs of maintaining the residence, as well as supporting the artists and helpers. So the helpers carry out the main tasks of the household. At the same time, there are no clear boundaries between these three groups. Everybody has the right to work as well as to rest and to make art. All the inhabitants of the commune meet for a joint lunch and dinner.
So, the everyday life duties include:
- house and territory cleaning
- help in the kitchen
- taking care of plants in the garden
- preparation of firewood for the winter
- assistance in repair and restoration
We are quite sensitive to order and cleanliness and we kindly ask all residents of the residence to follow the rules of the house.