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We are a small community in part of an old monastery built in 1883 in the city of Eindhoven not far from the Belgian border which also houses several organisations working with refugees, young people in crisis and homeless people.

The monastery was handed over by the Sisters of Love in 2008 to an independent foundation which looks after the building and its maintenance. All the organisations including the Hoogstraatgemeenschap pay rent to the foundation.

We remain a registered religious organisation but we interpret ‘religious’ in the broadest possible way, more in the sense of connecting and creating spaces for connecting. None of us practise or belong to a particular religion and one of us is atheist.

One person left at the end of 2022 and two of the original core members and their two children will be leaving in the summer, leaving three people ranging in age from 27 to 64. So we are now looking for at least three or four new people to join us and make a fresh start. One room is available now, the others in the summer. The rooms may be small — or medium sized 🙂 but there is lots of space, space for you and your ideas and feelings, and space to contribute. Come and live with us for a year to see if this is the right place for you.

Take the time to be inspired by this place and what happens here, its rich history and architecture and spaces, and by the surroundings. We live a short walk from the city centre but also close to nature, the beautiful Genneper Park and a little further afield, de Strabrechtse Heide.

There is one room available now (and several more become available in the summer).We are open to people of all ages and backgrounds and we are LGBQT+ friendly. We aim to be a diverse international community. We also have refugees live with us for a time through Vluchtelingen in de Knel  and we are part of the Shelter City programme, as part of this we host an international human rights activist for three months of the year.

Interested? Write to us! Who are you? What are you looking for?
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Hoogstraat 301a
5654 NB Eindhoven



Tel: 040.2525609

IBAN: NL64 TRIO 0379 6650 34