While the monastery complex gradually takes shape through their skilfulness and craftsmanship, our employees experience first-hand what “daily-life” meant in the Early Middle Ages: every nail, every beam, every tool, everything has to be made by hand. Communication is only possible from face to face. They have to work with what nature provides them with (there is no such thing as knot-free wood…) in any weather. If they want to transport a heavy beam, they have to find lots of strong men to carry it. With no machines and no modern technology to make their life easier, they discover that it’s the small things that make such a huge difference.