The Décentrale property on Mont-Soleil, Switzerland is the home of no one and the part-time home of many. It is an open space used by many projects that are self-organised through the Synergiehub. The property is owned by the non-profit Permavillages association, administered by the Coopérative Décentrale and is itself self-organised through the Synergiehub as well.

At the heart of the one hectare property, an old art-nouveau villa houses up to 16 people in dormitories and provides workshop rooms, the kitchen and social living space. The surrounding park offers additional shelter during the summer in the form of tiny houses, caravan, tipi and yurt. The mix of park trees, open meadows and forest provide a good opportunity to develop an edible forest garden.

The Synergiehub is an open network that invites you to participate in projects for fair economy, grassroots governance, free education and citizen journalism. The projects include activities in the domains of agriculture, housing, health and technology. We strive to co-create a future that embraces Permaculture principles in all aspects of life.

Wherever you are, at home or on the road, you are where you need to, to be involved. We work glocally around the world and from the Décentrale, an old art-nouveau villa that you can come and stay at and make your part-time home.

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Minimum stay: 1 nightsMaximum capacity: 25 people
Food Not Included
We have 3 dormitories that sleeps 16 and one private room that sleeps two and is also perfect for someone with a baby. During spring and summer we can accommodate up to 25 participants with the addition of a Yurt, Tipi, Caravan and tents. There are showers with plenty of hot water on two of the floors, lots of co-working/meeting/leisure space, two dining areas, kitchen and washer/dryer that is free to use. We also have regular courses, workshops and camps that you can join and collaborate with. The house is Vegetarian.

Key Stats.

Year founded


Size of project site

1 hectares

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • French

People on site

5 - 25

Dry season

June to September

Wet season

December to March

Living Conditions.


  • tent camping
  • shared rooms
  • private room

Vegetarian Food

  • communal kitchen access
  • communally cooked meals


  • fast: streaming video

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