A week later we met with Cirkelbo to see if it made sense to join forces. It didn’t, so we decided we would be neighboring communities in Vinge, a new town planned by Frederiksund municipality in Denmark, who welcomed eco-villages.
A month later we met Ross Jackson, the founder of Bærebo, a larger sustainable settlement project, planning to provide structure (buildings, off the grid electricity, land to grow vegetables etc) for 3-400 houses or more – in Vinge. It just seemed to good to be true to have such a flow.
And it was too good to be true. A year later Bærebo has left Vinge. So has Cirkelbo. At our next meeting we’ll focus on clarifying our own criteria for choosing location and partners for collaboration.
The world is open for us. There is many options. Too many options! Wait for Bærebo to create another place on Sjælland, start with a farm or school building in a place where we can build, build next to another community in the outskirts of Mern or Hvalsø, just to mention a few.