2006 to 2021 - and our path continues

In search of truth and freedom

SPIREBO stands for spiritual rainbow (on german: Regenbogen 🙂 ) community Find out what “spiritual” really means here

Our years of cohesion and the services we have provided are based on a profound, undogmatic philosophy that cannot be compared with any religion / belief.

Expressed in buzzwords, it is about understanding your place in creation and living your own nature.

Changes in this world are obviously necessary – we want to start changing with ourselves instead of denouncing, and try to reduce ourselves as much as possible.

Our philosophie

A basis that carries us and gives us support

For example, freedom, personal responsibility, causality, creative love and trust are important to us. That is why we have built up and expanded a self-sufficient, self-sufficient life for years.

There is no precise guide to what our philosophy says. With us there are no fixed rules or commandments. Everyone is different, everyone has a different nature. It cannot be exactly the same for everyone.

We are constantly learning new things – how can something stay the same?

And yet we call our philosophy the basis or foundation, because it gives us support to believe / to know that there is something spiritual behind everything.

Life and Meditation in Practice

I can become clear and aware of something in meditation in a relaxed, calm atmosphere – that is a start!

What is decisive, however, is the implementation, the following actions.

In short: life 🙂

In this we can prove ourselves: to work concentrated and conscientious, find creative solutions to problems, implement tasks consistently – not stubborn!

To be tolerant and respectful of others.

Prove to yourself that you don’t become unfair or unjust under pressure, that you really value every little thing – and that you always give your fellow human beings and creatures one of the most valuable goods we have to offer: time!

That is part of our philosophy: to find yourself in life, and not just in a quiet little room.

16 years Spirebo

1 year Southern Black Forest, Germany – 8 years Togo, West Africa – 6 years Odrintsi, Bulgaria


Within a few weeks we renovated an old youth hostel and opened the HEIDEHAUS in the southern Black Forest, a shamanic meditation and relaxation home.

Many began to perceive energies within themselves and outside.

There were guided meditations, meditation walks and energy work.

First attempts in the small garden with permaculture

We used the year in the Heidehaus to grow together as a community 🙂


Construction of the village “Bena Montagne” on the bushland (completely own architecture, every stone was made in-house)

Establishment of the “Arche / Eteka Dja” infirmary with pharmaceutical and alternative care (children were largely cared for free of charge)

Foundation of the NGO / ONG “Cercle des Amis / Freundeskreis Bena”

Establishment and management of a house for children in need, which offered orphans and needy children as a refuge. 56 children found a new home integrated into our village life.

Construction of a training center for young people, creation of training positions

Experience with large herds of animals: cattle, horses, donkeys, dromedaries, sheep and goats. There are also many types of poultry

Complete supply of the village with water through its own spring, water tower and hydraulic ram

Founding of the BuChri order to show people that you can find answers and help in yourself

A wealth of experience accumulated on food production, processing and supply in the tropics

Odrintsi, Bulgaria

Garden experience gained in a wide variety of methods (permaculture, raised beds, mixed culture, etc.)

original cultivation of around 20 hectares. Fertilization only on a natural basis with ash, manure, nettle liquid and whey.

Field work / haying etc. largely with the help of horses

Renovation / repair of 9 houses and stables, gained special experience in earth building

Construction of a cheese cellar (11 m deep) …

… and construction of a biogas plant (both largely with pick and shovel)

Keeping cattle, buffalo, horses, goats, sheep, geese, chickens, pigeons, turkeys, dogs and cats of various breeds

Daily herding of the milking animals, own winter fodder production in the fields

Own cheese dairy

Tanning of hides and leather

Hand weaving of woolen and cotton fabrics and own production of clothing

Mostly lived completely without electricity, cooking and heating with wood, lighting with self-made candles

Wood was completely felled / chopped up and collected by ourselves

Experience in food production, processing and supply in Europe

Spirebo goes Stahlratte

today - worldwide

Since May 2021 we have been making the STAHLRATTE, a staysail schooner built in Rotterdam in 1903, fit again so that we can devote ourselves to new tasks.

Find out more about EXPEDITION MERIDIAN 2021 here on our Spirebo homepage

or at www.save-sailships.com, there is more information about the STAHLRATTE.

You can find an overview of our last 16 years of life here as a pdf file with many photos.

A review of our last 14 years is also available as a video on YouTube:

These above are excerpts from what we have implemented in the material and were able to gain invaluable experience with it.

We are grateful for all the insights, bright moments & lived dreams that have been given to us through this life!

We can use your help! Why? You can find out here:

Unsere Jahre in Bildern

Heidehaus, unsere Anfänge 2006
Togo, Westafrika
Bulgaria 2016
Bulgaria 2021

2021 – Spain, Spirebo goes Stahlratte

Photo gallery Togo, Odrintsi & Stahlratte

6 years Odrintsi + 98% self-sufficient life + own fields, gardens & animal herds + hard work & friendship + a philosophy as a basis = 100% life 🙂

Spirebo goes Stahlratte

We Spirebos are now also “The Association for the Promotion of Sailing Shipping eV”

As an association, we are not geared towards making a profit. Our focus is on the implementation of the Meridian Expedition and uncensored reporting.

The rainbow in its individual colors

“We all have something in common: everyone is different!”

That can lead to the biggest argument – or let us achieve any goal! When our differences flow together, there is a know-how and a potential that can cope with any task 🙂

The essential thing that makes everything possible: TRUST!

The Association for the Promotion of Sailing Shipping e.V. & the Spirebos introduce themselves!

Many rainbow colors are represented 🙂

Gabi, *1957

Jürgen, *1958

Bastian, *1985

Anna, *1990

Barbara, *1970

David, *1992

Elisabeth, *1971

Eon, *2010

Sven, *1987

Lynn, *2009

Kati, *1984

Manfred, *1971

Wolfgang, well under 60 🙂

Uli, *1966

Timo, *1987

Margot, *1968

Kolani, *1994

Mario, *1958

Nora, *2017

Tami, *1975

Mathis, *2004

Milan, *2015

Simone, *1972

Matthias, *1966

Renate, *1961

Erin-Lea, *2020

Mia, *2017

Nadine, *1978