Sandwiched between techno clubs and new luxury apartment blocks, about forty people are living off the grid on a piece of overgrown wasteland formerly part of the Berlin Wall. But Teepee Land is not like other squats in Berlin. A story about life on the frontier, in the middle of the city. Thalia Gigerenzer reports.
Oliver walks through the hand-painted entrance of Teepee Land. (credit Nick Simpson)
Everything in Teepee Land is built from found materials from construction sites and dumpsters. (credit Nick Simpson)
The walls of Flieger's teepee may be covered in animal skins, but he doesn't eat red meat and gets most of his fish locally: from the Spree. (credit Nick Simpson)
Roll from Lithuania is Teepee Land's mythologist and historian. (credit Nick Simpson)
Flieger founded Teepee Land after fleeing from another squat that had become violent. He was first taken to this abandoned wasteland by a Turkish belly dancer. (credit Nick Simpson)
The newly constructed stage hosts open mic nights and comedy events. (credit Nick Simpson)
At the entrance to Teepee Land are tents for guests and tourists. (credit Nick Simpson)