The ROSSO is the perfect place to arrive: Relaxation and slowing down begin with admiring the blue sky over the Allgäu and the lush green of the meadows where the neighbour's young cows graze from spring to autumn. The large garden invites you to think, read, meditate and recharge your batteries and the red building exudes cozy comfort from the outside.
The farm, which is more than 200 years old, “fell under the nose” of the hosts Lisa and Christian in 2017. They describe it as God's fortune and fell in love with the courtyard from the start and decided without further ado that this should be their new home. In 2018 planning began to create a place where they would like to vacation themselves. The renovation and design reflects the Japanese Wabi-Sabi philosophy. The point is to allow objects to age, to give them a certain space in order to fill places with life. The result is bright, high rooms that combine old wood, lime plaster and an aesthetic, warm interior.
Lisa, who herself comes from the Allgäu, describes the ROSSO as follows: You feel like an old aunt who has a stew on the stove and you get this feeling of cosiness when the fireplace crackles that you can't help it than to relax.
ArchitectureThe new building was built with natural building materials (mainly wood) and with the use of healthy and ecological materials, such as insulation made from waste paper. In addition, attempts were always made to reuse all existing materials, including the roof tiles, the wood of the facade and old beams. The renovation took place in cooperation with local craft firms, for example with a carpenter who made all the washstands, window sills and stairs from a 60-year-old wood that he himself had (stored) in his basement.
FoodOnly local and organic products are sold in their own shop.
The two employees live in the same village and are part of the ROSSO family. The proceeds from the sale of eggs in their own farmstead are donated to “Rettet das Huhn eV”. Lisa and Christian also repeatedly support organizations, such as the last one in Lebanon or the Moria refugee camp.
EnvironmentThe green electricity is obtained from EWS Schönau and the yard is heated by a pellet stove. A small biological sewage treatment plant cleans the wastewater and in summer the hosts let most of the meadows grow wild - a paradise for all kinds of animals. . In addition, guests are encouraged to separate waste and save energy.
Well-BeingThere is a sauna and from spring 2021 there will also be a swimming pond. Extended hikes in the Allgäu mountains, forest bathing, stand-up paddling or canoeing on the Iller, herbal tours or bike tours as far as your legs can carry you - all of this is possible in the immediate vicinity of the ROSSO.
Südlich der Elbe ist das Leben nicht dasselbe. Merkten Lisa Rühwald und Christian Müller, als sie vor zwei Jahren „mit einer gesunden Portion Naivität im Gepäck“ von Hamburg landabwärts zogen. Bis Italien kamen sie nicht, weil ihnen im Allgäu ein Bauernhof vor die Füße fiel. Also brachten sie Italien nach Bayern: Das „Rosso“ hat drei „Bleiben“ in einer großen Scheune samt Sauna, Hofladen und Yogastudio.
The ROSSO can be reached from Munich in just under two hours (153 km). It is also about 2 hours from Stuttgart (179 km), from Zurich just under 2.5 hours (189 km) and from Innsbruck it is a good 2 hours (166 km). Memmingen is only half an hour away (33 km). The exact address can be found on the website.
The nearest train station is in Kempten or Dietmannsried. From there buses run to Altusried. A pick-up from the train station can also be organized on request.
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