July 31, 2020, we moved into a wonderful place on Avnø with sea, wood and Avnø Nature Center as our negihbor, between Næstved and Vordingborg on the south of Zeeland in Denmark.
We have around 6000 m2 in 3 buildings. The co-housing community will be cooperatively owned and be situated in the main building, where there is 29 bedrooms with private bathrooms, several living rooms and offices, a professional kitchen, a large dining room & easy access to the gym. The two other buildings we will use for teaching and enterprises. We have a lot of shared facilities: Laundry, kitchen, dining room, living rooms, meditation room, gym, cars (coming), guest rooms, studio, library …
At a later stage, we may decide to create apartments in the main building, but for now we live communally.
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We aim to be sustainable in all areas. In our personal lives, in relationships, in regards to society and in regards to the planet. Read more in our vision and values
We aim to use Sociocratic governance. Dynamic self-governance / sociocracy is our decision making model, since it provides full transparency and allows us to to have an equal voice, at the same time as we only need to participate in meetings regarding subjects, that we engage in. We are still working on how to structure the organisation optimally. You may learn more by reading Many Voices One Song or by participating in SOLT (Sociocratic Leadership Training).
Daily shared meals. Our community kitchen provides two high quality nutritiously complete meals a day, made from unrefined, local, and organic ingredients, which is primarily plant based. Our daily meal program strengthens the feeling of community, puts all of us on the same wave length and secures a solid biological foundation for life.
The bulk of the food consists of whole grains, beans, seeds & local vegetables, complemented with smaller amounts of fruits, nuts, and animal foods, which of cause is optional. Our 95% plant based and slow food diet allows us to compassionately connect to ourselves, each other & the environment, activates the body’s self-healing powers and is kind to the earth.
Shared tasks. With such a large common area, shared food and a lot of activities, expect to use around 2 hours/day and 12 days/year on community tasks.