Bikeho Wooden Toys are manufactured in the workshops of the social-therapeutic community Birkenhof (Bi-ke-ho), a place that looks after and accommodates up to 50 adults who are impaired in their mental and physical development but are not fully dependent on care. The Birkenhof community was founded in 1953 on a park-like site near Lüneburg in Northern Germany. It has residential buildings as well as different workshops creating a common place of life with a village-like feel. The focus of this community based arrangement is to detect the strengths of each individual person and foster their skills by giving them a safe job with meaningful and fulfilling tasks.
Bikeho Wooden Toys are created in textile and timber workshops. Each workshop is run by competent and skilled experts which guide and support the employees with partial impairments. Together they create beautifully crafted, natural wooden toys that spark creativity and foster imagination while allowing children to create beautiful small world set ups. Bikeho Wooden Toys is not only known for their high quality wooden toys but also for caring about the environment by using sustainably grown alder timber. When cut and exposed to air this type of timber changes from almost white to a light brown colour with a yellow tinge.