Synergy Village is a non-profit association that manages and runs the property in Feldbach, Kanton Zurich. The place is a meeting place for local and international visitors. With our activities we aim to facilitate (cross-) cultural exchange as well as provide space for informal and formal education.
As the name Synergy Village indicates, many of our activities are based on the principle of "creating synergies" by creating win-win situations on a non-monetary basis. As for example, due to our local network, we can solve many matters of daily life free of charge and beneficial for both side. Or due to the participation in the European Voluntary Service Program, volunteers have the chance to gain experiences abroad and learn new things, while we benefit from their help.
From left to right: Tsewang, Selina, Devi and Ezra
The property of Synergy Village, also called "Bühler-Farm", has been owned by the family Bühler for almost 600 years. The farm was used as a traditional farm for fruit growing and livestock farming up to the 70s. After the closing of the traditional farm, the property was inhabited by an alternative-minded community of family members and friends. Around the year 2000, the community life fell apart. The property started to be poorly maintained and was more and more neglected for many years. Finally, the two siblings Devi and Ezra Bühler, the youngest generation of the Bühler-Family, could take over the property and bring back new life to the place. In the first years of Synergy Village, Devi and Ezra invested their energy and lifeblood into the development of the property, supported of numerous helpers. They renovated the buildings, took care of the gardens and built up the guesthouse and event location. Since 2019, the property is collaboratively managed by the Synergy Village Association.
Up until today, the traditional buildings and artworks on the property are testimony of the long family history.