Avnø Oasis – an ecovillage project


– an ecovillage project

We compassionately connect to ourselves, each other & the environment and contribute towards a thriving planet.

We are grateful for the donation that made it possible to finance Avnø Oasis. When we asked for a loan, a generous person decided to create a foundation. We designed Vitalitetsfonden so that it would be able to help other projects after it helped Oasis Avnø to get started.

Our organisation

All activities will be run through the foundations CVR, until the local plan is ready and Avnø Oasis buys the property from the foundation.

Read more about Oasis Avnø co-housing community, Oasis Avnø regenerative enterprises, or Avnø Højskole (People’s College).

Our governance model - Sociocracy / Dynamic self governance.

  • Sociocracy gives everybody an equal voice and is fully transparent
  • Everybody participates in working groups matching their skills and  interest.
  • Every working group has clearly defined goals and mandate to make decisions within their area of responsibility.
  • Recurring tasks are often formulated as role descriptions. Elections are made, if several can handle the task.
  • Decisions are based on no objections & valid for given period.
  • Objections should be made, if a decision violates vision, mission, aims or values.
  • Working groups are double linked with two people being members of both groups, one representing the interest of the mother group and the other representing the interest of the child group.
Macrobiotic meal program

For us food is a high priority. The bulk of the food consists of organic whole grains, beans, seeds & local vegetables, complemented with smaller amounts of fruits, nuts, seaweeds and animal foods, all prepared using macrobiotic principles. Besides tasting and looking delicious this kind of food is known to activate your body’s self healing powers, reconnect you with your inner core and open up your senses to the world around you.

  • Preparing a macrobiotic meal is a process of conscious creation, which begins with focusing on the people, who is going to eat the meal.
  • Macrobiotic food reconnects us with our inner core and true values, as well as with our history and the history of mankind. 
  • We use organic unrefined ingredients, and always prefer local food productions. We already have a small herb and veggie garden.