Our guest house is about 250 years old, former rural property. It consists of two halves, which were built at the time by two brothers. The architectural style is typical of the Rhine-Main region and now offers optimal conditions for our apartment.
In 2011, we completely renovated and modernized the second half within half a year. All work in the course of the renovation was aligned with the principle of sustainability. So this house is now not only on a modern standard, but also built with environmentally friendly materials and furnished for a healthy living.
In addition to the exposure of the old building fabric and the extensive use of clay (loam, mud) and other natural building materials and natural paints, historical building materials (windows, doors, bricks) have been reused. The heating of the apartment is thermostatically controlled by clay wall heaters in the outer walls, which are thereby optimally insulated.
The value of clay as a building material has been greatly appreciated for several years. Seminars and international conferences promote the use of clay and are platforms for the mediation of the necessary knowledge. Very recent contributions to the new construction of the Alnatura headquarters in Darmstadt and about the the work of the clay- (loam-, earth-) building architect Marrtin Rauch emphasize this statement.
All together guarantees an exceptional indoor climate and thus your well-being in the boarding house, our “loam quaters” and small organic hotel for your individual and furnished temporary accommodation.
Enjoy as guests of our house, the different outdoor areas; Whether breakfast, dinner or evening drink: Enjoy the evening sun on the small roof terrace, the shade in the green and flowery courtyard or the neat ambience of our natural garden with its various seating areas.
Outside there are two wooden sculptures created by the local wood sculptor Thomas Weiterschan. (More below.)
Are you curious now? Please simply step in and have a look around. The 360 degree view shows what awaits you:
The court-running gallery was built in 2012, with a supporting corner post in front of the courtyard-side entrance as a central element. Already with the first considerations to it matured the idea to adorn this post at the upper end with any work of art, from metal, clay or whatever. On every occasion, we kept our eyes open in search of something suitable.
At a craft market we met Thomas Weiterschan, a local wood sculptor. We invited him to look at the beam and to consider together what could be done with it. On the angel figure in the lower area, we were able to communicate fairly quickly; the design of the upper end required more creativity.
The now visible facial profile was good, but not enough, something was missing. That found itself in the garden: Namely a so-called fire remnant of an old brickyard in nothern Germany. Such a fire residue are due to excessive heat ‘baked’, so partially melted and bonded bricks that were sorted out and were not usable. The already in the garden existing piece was found during a walk at the north-eastern tip of German Baltic sea, in Holnis, in the north of Schleswig-Holstein.
This brick remnant could then have formed a kind of crown for the head, but the decision finally fell on the variant ‘Rasta hairstyle’. Angel and Rasta-Man were created in 2014.