Camphill movement was founded in 1939 as a form of silent spiritual resistance to the cruelties committed by the Nazis at the brink of, and during the Second World War. In a way, one can say that even today, a Camphill community strives to do the same: trying to build a silent resistance to the mainstream’s refusal and rejection of the so-called non-productive, differently abled, differently constituted human beings.
Within a life-sharing community, all members practice the art of caring throughout the day. Caring for the physical environment, caring for the gardens, caring for animals — and caring for each other. Social relationships here are seen as a matter of destiny and therefore open the possibility to generate impulses for individual growth: both for residents and co-workers!