The Marble is our internal currency which provides flexibility and transparency in the economic dynamics inside our valley. It balances the contribution brought in by money, work or other activities and resources in relation to what participants receive. It has an approach of a game through which we are all brought to reflections about our contribution to the world, its value, our choice of work etc. Have fun and play the game lightly!
With the help of the Marble Game also the participants who aim for a work exchange can still design their day by day freely, without fixed times or expectations. The financial contribution to the project adjusts itself by the means of marbles automatically. As result it is possible to participate with a mix of financial and work contribution. But please do not join the project depending on earning marbles somehow, not having enough money to cover your stay, nor knowing that your capacities are well received actually. Than the Marbles Game might get tensed, leaving you with a impression of scarcity instead of abundance. So please just join if your monetary potential allows you to take it light.
While the team members and collaborators are all joining the Marble Game, any member - with exception of the trial membership - is invited to fully join the Marble Game. But in case you prefer simply contributing Euros there is absolutely no need to get involved with marbles more than possibly contributing for some desired sessions. In that case, skip the rest of this page!
Marbles symbolise the energy exchange between the participants and the project.
Each day 6 to 8 marbles are taken from each participant as basic contribution for enjoying the space and the facilitation as also covering the costs. He has to take care that the personal stock never runs empty.
|Summer||8 marbles per day|
|Spring and Autumn||7 marbles per day|
|Winter||6 marbles per day|
There many ways to achieve our currencyBuying marbles
You can achieve marbles with money.
|1 marbles||4 €||6 €||8 €|
You can take over tasks and responsibilities and get marbles in exchange. The payback might...
- ...be fix for a certain task, like 1 marble each for receiving people arriving.
- ...reflect the result, like 2 marbles for a bucket of olives harvested.
- ...reflect the working time and the efficiency, earning between 1 and 2 marbles per hour depending on the outcome and the type of work. Sometimes it also might be a bit less or more.
Read more in the section 'Work exchange'
|For attracting a new person||at reduced quote||at normal quote||at supportive quote|
|...joining for a weekend happening||2 marbles||4 marbles||6 marbles|
|...joining for a week||5 marbles||10 marbles||15 marbles|
|...joining for an intensive workshop||10 marbles||20 marbles||30 marbles|
|...joining for a moon cycle||10 marbles||20 marbles||30 marbles|
* signups inside the first 3 months after referring the person to us are taken into account.
* for each person just one can apply
|Burning wood||10 marbles per m3|
|Olive wood||20 marbles per m3|
|Seeds and seedlings||on agreement|
|Conserves||1 marble per kg|
|Marmelade||1 marble per 300 ml|
|Bread||1 marble per kg|
|Eggs||1 marble per 18|
make it fun and find a playful approach about the market of life.
Recover previous payments
Allow yourself some time to adapt to the project and your processes, not concentrating on marbles as the first thing. But skilled people staying for a moon cycle or longer might find it easy to achieve more marbles than they need for their stay. For example carpenters, mechanics, builders, gardeners, masseurs, couches, event organizers,... . In case you have spare marbles we offer you to recover any payment to the project before, basic contributions, event fee, and membership fee at a rate of 4 € per marble.
That way in the end your stay might result in being absolutely for free.
* just applying the your actual membership period, not previous ones