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Stay in a Treehouse and Get Paid to Write


The Jan Michalski Foundation is inviting applications for its inaugural writers’ residencies. The program is based at the foot of Switzerland’s Jura Mountains and the selected writers will each live and work in newly constructed treehouses.

Writers from around the world are invited to apply, and applications from new or emerging writers are welcome. Residencies can run from between two weeks and six months, and the length of stay should match the scope of the project.

As well as receiving accommodation in their own treehouse, residents will be paid a monthly allowance of 1200 Swiss Francs (approximately US$1200). Travel expenses will also be covered by the foundation and daily breakfasts and lunches are provided.

Applications will be assessed on three criteria:

  • the quality of the project
  • the candidate’s professional background
  • whether or not the duration of the stay matches the scope of the project.

Applications from new writers will be assessed based on the quality of the project and the motivation they are able to convey in their application.

Applications close on 30 September. The successful writers will be announced in December and the first residencies will begin in March 2017.

For further information and to apply visit the The Jan Michalski Foundation website.


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