digital Nomad?
team retreat in nature?
Looking for a place to host your own event?

for individuals and teams,
Book your stay at the hub!

Click and choose your days of staying in the Commons Hub by clicking on "Book my Stay!".

-For Individuals: check the calendar, choose and book the days available through the booking interface.
(cost: 20 euros per day. Payment on site, cash is preferred. For bank wire or questions, contact us at ; to cancel your booking, visit this link )

-For team retreats and events: check the calendar and then contact us at
(cost to book the whole hub: 500 euros per day for team retreats, 700 euros for hosting events. Details to be defined according to the specific case, let's talk!)

my Stay!

the vision

The Commons Hub is a place where people can come together to work for the common good. It is a welcoming and supportive environment for digital nomads, artists, and projects focused on making a positive impact. As the first physical location exclusively dedicated to fostering collaboration and community, the Commons Hub is a hub of activity and creativity, dedicated to advancing the common good.

Everyday encounters are structured by a vision of the Hub as a Commons that is populated, maintained and governed by peers along mutually agreed protocols. Practicing commoning as the default approach to communal interaction nurtures informal ties such as trust, friendship and belonging that strong communities depend on. Of course, this ideal can only be reached incrementally through trial and error as our community continues to refine the ‘cultural script’ in the form of our Living House Rules.

The emergence of planetary boundaries as the ultimate imperative of our age necessitates a transition from global value chains to cosmo-local networks producing locally according to global design commons. In this light, the Commons Hub bridges between a global movement advancing open protocols that institute care for the planet’s wealth and their local, contextual implementations producing and stewarding material commons along said protocols. This chiefly involves integration with local and regional networks of eco farms and villages, fablabs, hackerspaces and other commons-oriented communities. 

The Venue

The Commons Hub features nine guest rooms with a total capacity of 18 persons. Two conference halls of about 100m2 each double as co-working spaces in between events and can be adapted to accommodate a wide range of needs. A comfortable taproom with bar and vinyl player, a pub garden with fire bowl and a backyard with wooden hot tub make for relaxed evenings in an intimate atmosphere.


Surroundings & things to do

The Commons Hub is located directly at the foot of the Alps, where the Viennese plains end in a steep valley (Höllental, hell’s valley) flanked by two mountains, Rax and Schneeberg. While the Höllental itself is most renowned for being a climber’s paradise, it also sports a pristine river, the Schwarza, which lends itself to kayaking, swimming and sunbathing on its numerous beaches.

Hikes range from scenic walks to demanding tours and anything in between, while the Rax Plateau can also comfortably be reached by a cable car located within walking distance from the Hub. Hirschwang, the village the venue is located in, is part of the market town Reichenau an der Rax, which, due to its picturesque setting became a summer resort of the Viennese nobility in the 19th century.

While the hype has considerably slowed down during the 20th century, Reichenau remains a hub of cultural activity (the yearly cultural festival spans from mid July to mid August) and, with its numerous castles and villas, is reminiscent of the Habsburg Monarchy. Restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, banks, tobacco shops etc. are all available, and (mostly classical) concerts are frequently organized also outside of the festival season.



Richard von Schöller-Straße 9
2651 Hirschwang an der Rax
Lower Austria, Austria

Public Transport:
The connection by train to Vienna takes about 1h20 and goes roughly every 30 minutes. The very last bit of the journey is by a bus that goes less frequently, but if notified in advance we will pick up guests from the train station by car.


Food and Shelter

The Hirschwangerhof can host up to 20 people in rooms of two or three for a minimum donation of 10€ per night, and camping will be possible for free donation in the garden in the back.

Please be aware that at these prices, we cannot offer you the same level of service you would expect in a hotel, but rather aim at a communal co-living arrangement in which everyone contributes to the maintenance of the place.

Alternatively, we are happy to help with your booking at one of several hotels, guest houses and AirBnB accommodations in the neighbourhood, which cater to all tastes and price ranges.

Accommodation in the Hirschwangerhof will be available on a first come first serve base, however we do ask participants with institutional funding to consider booking externally in order to leave cheap stays for the more precarious participants (also, the Hirschwangerhof officially only takes donations and cannot issue bills with a tax number – which usually means institutions will not refund these expenses). Please contact us in case you have any questions or need assistance with making a reservation.

In terms of meals, experience has shown that we fare best if we communally chip in money for groceries up front and have a dedicated cook planning the menu, writing the shopping list and leading kitchen activities. Participants are still expected to help out in the kitchen once in a while, but it takes a huge organizational burden off the community’s shoulders if someone is responsible for having lunch ready when the break starts. Approximately, the daily expenses per person, including a small fee for the cook, will amount to 12-15€, of course depending on the appetite (and thirst!) of the participants.