Our life

Spirebo? Briefly explained!16 years Spirebophoto-gallery – We introduces ourselves!

Spirebo? Briefly explained!

SPIREBO stands for spiritual rainbow (on german: Regenbogen) community. 

The video is available with english subtitles.


We call ourselves spiritual because we associate this term with respect and mindfulness in dealing with everything that creation has brought forth. Thereby we try to pay more attention to the forgotten spiritual behind all matter.


The rainbow symbolizes for us with its different colors the working together of different basic spiritual natures.


This is the most natural way of life for us. We are a patchwork family that sticks together when it counts, even if we don’t always agree. Currently we are 22 adults and 6 children, aged from 1 to 64 years.

Short facts in numbers

In 2006 we came together as a community around Jürgen as our shamanic consultant and his wife Gabi.

In 2007 we emigrated to Togo, West Africa.

In 2015 we moved from Togo to Odrintsi in Bulgaria.

Since June 2021 we are on the Atlantic Ocean with the Steel Rat, a sailing ship that was built in 1903, to implement the Meridian Expedition.

Since March 2022, a part of our community has solid ground under its feet again, and we are in the process of creating a place on the Canary Island of La Gomera, which should help people to perceive their 7 senses again.

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2006 until 2022 Spirebo

…and our journey continues

La Gomera


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) … (here you can find a video of the building)

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

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

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 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

In May 2021 we gave up our successful self-sustaining life in Odrintsi to answer the call of a new task: The Meridian Expedition. To realize this task we needed our STAHLRATTE, a staysail schooner built in Rotterdam in 1903. 

We are extremely grateful to our old lady that with her help we were able to realize the Meridian Expedition at all! And that she brought us to the place of our new task: The island of La Gomera.

You can find more information about the Stahlratte here: save-sailships.com

A review of our last years is also available as a video and a photo collage:

our years in pictures

Heidehaus, our beginning 2006

Togo, West Africa

Bulgaria 2016

2021 – Spanien, Spirebo goes Stahlratte

2022 – Spirebo community in La Gomera

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 goes la gomera

The rainbow has many colors, here we introduce ourselves

“We all have something in common: Everyone is different!

This can lead to the biggest quarrel – or let us achieve any goal. When our differences flow together, the result is a know how and a potential that can handle any task 🙂

The essential that makes everything possible: TRUST!

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