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Looking for a room: June 8 - August 8
Posted May 7th, 2013 - 12:29 am by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
I'm a writer/filmmaker looking for modest accommodations in Berlin from early June to mid August.

My needs are very simple: just a quiet, small furnished place for about two months. One room in a shared space would be more than enough. I am capable of paying modest rent, but I'd be happy to contribute as well through work/trade in filmmaking, video and sound editing, editorial and copyediting work, but also gardening, farming, and more manual labor work.

I've recently just finished a feature-length documentary about an ecological restoration project run by a utopian community in Haiti: http://onedayeverythingwillbefree.com While in Berlin this summer, I will be preparing for an exhibition: http://www.grahamfoundation.org/grantees/4849 and editing a documentary I've been working on over the past year looking more critically and rigorously at the subject of urban agriculture in various cities around the world: https://www.facebook.com/promisesofurbanagriculture But I don't just want to hole up behind a computer for two months and be antisocial while doing this work! As such, my primary motivation behind looking for housing though a work-trade arrangement is to engage is a more direct exchange with someone who may have abundant shelter through the summer months and who would be open to contributing this resource as a means of supporting this work.

So, I'm looking for a situation where I may be provided with modest summer accommodations and the possibility to continue my work while being involved with a housing exchange that could encompass implementing a summer garden, editing a video, copyediting a novel, house/cat/dog-sitting, and/or finding another way to meet the needs of another person or community with a spare room or living space available.

I'm a non-smoking vegetarian with no cat or dog allergies, but totally fine to be around smoking, drinking, meat-eating, animal-rearing, etc.

Many thanks for your consideration.

All the best,
Joseph