This guest house is a 250 year old former rural property. It consists of two halves of a house, built at that time by two brothers. The building style is typical for the Rhine-Main region and now offers optimal conditions for our guesthouse.
In 2011 we have completely renovated and modernized the second half. 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 on top of that it is built with environmentally friendly materials and furnished in a healthy way.
In addition to the exposure of the old building fabric and the extensive use of clay and other natural building materials and natural paints, historic 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 thus optimally insulated at the same time.
The value of clay as a building material has been increasingly appreciated for several years. Seminars and international conferences promote the use of clay and are platforms for imparting the necessary knowledge. Very recent contributions on the new building of the Alnatura headquarters in Darmstadt and on the work of the clay building architect Martin Rauch underline this statement.
Everything together guarantees an extraordinary room climate and thereby your well-being in the Boardinghouse, the “loam quarter” and small bio-hotel for your individual and furnished temporary living.
As guests of the house, enjoy the different outdoor areas; for breakfast, dinner or a drink in the evening. Evening sun on the small roof terrace, shade in the green and flowery courtyard or cultivated ambience in the natural garden with its various seating areas.
Have you become curious? Then just come in and have a look around. The 360-degree perspective shows you what to expect:
You’d like to see more? Welcome! We invite you to following us to a virtual tour through the whole house, with explanations to the details and backgrounds. (But only in German language.)
The gallery around the courtyard was built in 2012, with a supporting corner post in front of the courtyard entrance as a central element. From the beginning, our idea was to adorn the upper end of this post with some work of art, something made of metal, clay, or some other material. Thus we kept our eyes open in search of something suitable.
At a craft market we met Thomas Weiterschan, a local wood sculptor, and invited him to look at the beam and to discuss what might be done with it. We agreed fairly quickly about the angel figure in the lower area; the design of the upper end required more creativity.
The now visible facial profile was good, but not good enough; something was missing. That ‘something’, namely a so-called fire remnant from an old brickyard in northern Germany, found during a walk at the north-eastern tip of the Baltic sea, in Holnis, in the north of Schleswig-Holstein, was in our garden. Due to excessive heat, such fire residues are ‘baked’; partially melted and bonded bricks are thus unusable and must be separated out.
This brick remnant could then have formed a kind of crown for the head; finally, though, the variant ‘Rasta hairstyle’ was chosen. Angel and Rasta-Man were created in 2014.