Continuing the discussion from Anybody @ Fusion Festival 26.06. - 30.06.2019, Germany?:
So, @alberto wants to hear the story when I repaired the Internet of the Coptic monks at the Jesus Freaks Festival Here you go.
There is a small group of Coptic monks in the Kassel area in Germany, and they have a hand for negotiating access to disused public property and then slowly restoring it, while living there. They got one military compound, where the Freakstock festival happened to which I went that year. They also have a disused Catholic monastery, which they now restore. Nobody really wanted to have that, as you have to follow strict rules that apply for restoring cultural heritage / historic sites. But for these guys, many still trained in traditional Egyptian building techniques, this works out. They live in the place and slowly renovate / restore it.
Their bishop (Damian) is a really cool guy … see picture. Everyone at the festival loved him Now the Internet in their monastery was broken that day, and as I was working on IT stuff at the festival he found me and asked if I could come and fix it. So we went to their monastery, in his run-down old Mercedes C series car, and I fixed their DSL Internet access.
I got a tour of the place as well. Here are some pictures. I think ‘it’s quite inspirational for Edgeryders’ upcoming deep green building conversion project – rebuilding a historic building is necessarily about using frugal / low-tech / DIY materials and techniques.