Long time ago, it was the year 2003 and by chance a came across a Black forest fellow at the other end of the world in Sydney. Since initial contact to the Black Forest, we have traveled to Menzenschwand again and again to enjoy the great landscape and to visit our good friends. What still fascinates us about Menzenschwand is the quietness and the authentic appearance of the small village in the middle of Black Forrest at the foot of the Feldberg. After a couple of “Diplom” (Waldhaus Bier) we have talked about doing something in the Black Forrest which represented the starting point of the Bruderhof project. After a lot of thinking, discussing and analyzing the ultimate idea of a decentralized innovation, event and conference house was born.