i was reading about your project and want to add some thing. I live since 5 years in Leipzig and know some things about the living situation, alternative scene and whats going on in this city.
First, be carefull when you search a house. Even if some offers are really apetising, the most building structures in this cheap houses are very bad. When you buy a house i would definitely recommend to take an expert opinion. There is a lot of dry rot and i heard story about people who bought some of those cheap houses without obtaining an expertise before. the basic structure of a building seemed to be good but it wasn´t and you will have a lot more expensives after all. The cheap and good houses are sold years ago. I also thought about buying a house, because it is so cheap, but a friend of mine (he studies architecture and his father is an expert for dry rot and basic structures of buildings) gave me a warning and i want to forward that to you. There is always a reason, when a house is so cheap.
Anyway the city is beautiful and i love to live here. there is much to discover and you will have many supporters for alternative living projects here.
You can contact me if you need some local support.
Hi Stefan, It's Dante writing. Thanks for the advice !
I may be passing by Leipzig in a few days. You can contact me : dante.monson (at) gmail.com
ps : I m not the admin of this wiki, so I do not have access to your email :)
Greetings from barcelona, nice research you did. I like LE and would contribute if the project becomes real. At the moment I am more into forestry and self sufficiency in rural areas. Wish you the best for the process and that you find a neat space in the surrounding of Leipzig! --Kardan 13:18, 21 January 2012 (UTC)