Alice Nell
November 19, 2014

Open call for merchants @ Santa Goes Green Christmas Market

Claudius, Orietta, Joey and Alex are the worker bees behind LAUDO. They develop head-to-toe design and marketing strategies for upmarket companies, and they happen to work from betahaus | Neukölln. We sat them down for an interview and here's why they see themselves like an airport, what their spirit animals are and how their days at betahaus look like.

What: open call for Merchants to sell @ Santa Goes Green Christmas Market

Where: betahaus Cafe Berlin

When: 6th of December from 12:00 - 20:00

Application deadline: 23rd of November

How much: 20 eur per stand

We would like to invite all of you lovely merchants and makers to present and sell your work/products in our betahaus Christmas Market organised with Sustainability Drinks. We will transform our lovely Cafe area into a market, providing stands for your goods and incenting Glühwein smell with Christmas spirit.

Main focus of the Market is on sustainability. Products in the field of art, crafts, culinary, fashion, toys, gadgets and cosmetics are welcome! We limit the ideas to be connected with the main theme around the following areas:

  • DIY creations
  • Eco- Friendly
  • Upcycled products
  • Natural products
  • Fair-trade products
  • Vegan and Vegetarian products
  • Homemade products


We will provide the indoor stands with a limited amount of Merchants, in order to allow you to present your work and products. All electricity necessary plugs and extra material will be provided.

Please join us with helping to create our Market a magical and sustanable Christmas Market day!

If you wish to be a part of it, promote and sell your product/s in our community, please send your applications, with a description of your product and few pictures to accompany it, by 23rd of November to

Team from Sustainability Drinks and betahaus Berlin are looking forward to your contribution to a lovely Christmas Spirit!

 Best regards!

More announcements and events from the 'haus, here! 

Orietta: When we started looking for a place I was already involved in the betahaus community. Working from previous betahaus locations and attending the community events, I already knew a lot of people in the 'haus ...

Joey: Yes, I remember on the first day we came to betahaus Orietta was like ‘’Oh, hey! Hi! Hey, how are you doing? Hi!'' giving high-fives to everybody and we were like: What is going on, why does she know everybody?!

Orietta: Well, the vibe in betahaus is just super easy going. You directly feel that you can meet people easily. If you go to the kitchen for example and just ask ''Hey how are you, what are you working on?''. We made many new contacts too.

Claudius: What makes it nice here is that people are enjoying being here and working on their projects.

Photos by Lea GK

Claudius: The truth is, we could probably afford an office for the same price, but that would put us between these four walls, which put you into a box, much harder to exit and to connect with new people. We went for a Team Desk because here we have so much more space and everything seems much more connected. You can easily meet people.

Orietta: And it’s just so spacious here. We have this super nice garden.

Claudius: I like being focused on my work but I also like if someone disturbs me from time to time. It helps when the door opens. In an office we would work in a whole different way. Here Gillord (Coworking Manager) is coming in everyday, giving me a hug, telling me about his workout .. that’s the main reason - the personal connection.

The day in betahaus starts with a hug and ends with a hug. The time in between is pretty much spent on doing what you love.
Photos by Lea GK

After you’ve taken care of your paperwork and you’ve signed up both in Bürger- and Finanzamt, you are all set up to start working. One of the best ways to get integrated into the city fast, meet like-minded people, and even find clients is by working from a coworking space. There are tons of benefits for freelancers and luckily Berlin has a lot to offer in this way. A coworking space is a physically collaborative shared workspace, which brings all kinds of creatives and entrepreneurs together. It’s a perfect place for startups, freelancers, digital nomads and even corporates searching for innovation. And it’s the biggest advantage towards the typical office space is that it pushes a collaborative exchange between its members and facilitates the creative process and networking.

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