Cohousing community

AVNØ OASIS AB

– our cooperative housing association

What unites us is the vision and mission of the Oasis project. We have no connection with particular religious movements, but call for a personal approach to spirituality based on presence and sincerity.

Step 1

We are in the process of developing a local and municipal plan that fits our project.

Meanwhile we have permission to start Avnø højskole with focus on health and a health sanctuary. (The present local plan allows for a health center.)

Some of us have moved here to take care of the property and get the project of the ground.

Step 2

Attracting like-minded co-creators.

Adjusting the project as the work with the local plan work moves ahead.

Creating well-functioning working groups with mandates to make decisions in their areas.

Make sure Vitalitetsfonden has the liquidity to keep afloat until Avnø Oasis AB and the school can buy the property.

Step 3

When the local plan is ready (expected March 2022).

  1. Purchase contracts for Avnø Oasis AB and Avnø Højskole may be finalized.
  2. Shares may be bought.
  3. The project may be adjusted according to the content of the local plan.

Our home will be in the 3 upper floors of the main building

How to become a member of our co-housing community

Start with one or more organized visits (online introduction, work days, events, by appointment, as a student or other).

Take part in a live introduction event at Avnø.

Become a member of Oasis friends.

Come and live with us for a while to explore if there is a match. During the explorer period you will have a mentor assigned to support you. As an explorer you stay here on the same terms as a shareholder. You

    1. join one or more of the working groups in Oasis and engage in relevant meetings.
    2. are welcome to participate in open courses at Avnø højskole free of any charge, as they are also designed to be a community training program.
    3. commit to participate in community task around 2 hours a day.
    4. pay a deposit of DKK 5000 for the room and a one time explorer fee of DKK 4000, both of which will go towards your share, if you become a shareholder. The room deposit is returned, providing the room is left in the same or a better shape than you received it.
    5. pay 6000 DKK/month in a single room and 5000 DKK/month in a shared room for room and board.

Once you’ve lived with us for at least 4 months and completed the basic modules, you may apply to be accepted as a shareholder, so that you are ready to buy a share once the local plan is in place (Probably march 2022).

→ Latest research: Households in Danish eco-villages have 30-50% lower carbon footprint than the average Danish household. Members of eco-villages (average carbon footprint of 8.4 tonnes) have a slightly higher life satisfaction, compared to the most consuming quarter of Danes (average CO2 footprint of 22.6 tonnes).

What is shared

Ownership of the property. At the moment the property is owned by Vitalitetsfonden. Once the local plan is ready (Probably March 2022), we will share the ownership of the property through our Cooperative housing association Avnø Oasis AB.

Meals. Our community kitchen provides 2-3 high quality nutritiously complete meals a day, made from unrefined, local, and organic ingredients, which is primarily plant based and free of sugar, coffee, food additives and other stimulants. Wonderful desserts with slower sweeteners, grain coffee and herbal teas are provided. Our slow food diet allows us to compassionately connect to ourselves, each other & the environment, strengthens the feeling of community, puts all of us on the same wave length, activates the body’s self-healing powers and is kind to the earth.

Facilities: Lower floor in main building is shared between Peoples College, Enterprises and Co-housing community: It contains kitchen, dining room, laundry, gym, front hall, auditorium, guest rooms, studio, billardroom, workshop, etc.

Tasks. With such a large common area, shared food and so much
activity, expect to use around 2 hours/day + 1 day/month on shared tasks.

Community cars (coming). We all need a car sometimes, but it doesn’t make sense that each of us have a car when we are mostly working from home.

What is private

Your room(s). Each grown-up may have at least one bedroom. You are free to invest in upgrading your private space to accommodate your needs within limits of building regulations, for example combining rooms to apartments …

Snacks and special foods, not provided by the kitchen.

Economy. Your money is yours.

Enterprises. May be privately owned, co-created by subgroups or community owned.

What is semi-private

For residents only. The 3 upper floors in the main building, which contains 29 bedrooms with private bathrooms & several shared living rooms, kitchenettes, linen rooms and offices.

Your economy

Unlike most cooperative housing associations we have divided the cost in one price for the common area, which is shared between all adults and another for the private area, which is dependent on the size of your private area.

Cost of shares

The cost of your cooperative share is composed of a unit-share for your private area and a community-share for the common area for each adult in your family.

If you move, you have to sell your unit share(s) to the next resident(s). A fair value based on improvements / deterioration will be determined. Your community share is sold back to the community.

The standard cost of the share is 20% of the full value. Providing the liquidity of Avnø Oasis AB allows you may pay more or less than 20% and have housing and community fees adjusted accordingly.

Examples

Cost of shares for one person in a standard room adds up to

  • Unit share: DKK50.000
  • Community share: DKK50.000
  • Total: DKK100.000

Cost of shares for two people sharing a standard room adds up to

  • Unit share: DKK50.000
  • Community share: DKK100.000
  • Total: DKK150.000

Cost of shares for a family of 2 adults and 2 kids in 3 standard rooms adds up to

  • Unit share: DKK150.000
  • Community share: DKK100.000
  • Total: DKK250.000
Monthly expenses

Monthly fees is composed of

  • a housing fee for each unit, which covers utilities as well as property expenses.
  • a community fee for each adult, which covers communal expenses as well as property expenses.
  • a meal program fee, which covers food served in the community. Snacks and special foods are not covered.
    For 2021 the fee is DKK 2000 per month for adults and kids from 12-18 years old. Kids 1-3 years old pays ⅓. Kids 4-11 years old pays ½.
Examples

Monthly expenses (including meal-program and utilities) for one adult in one room before buying a share adds up to

  • Meal-program: DKK2000
  • Housing fee: DKK2000
  • Community fee: DKK2000
  • Total: DKK6000

Monthly expenses (including meal-program and utilities) for 2 adults sharing a room before buying a share adds up to

  • Meal-program: DKK4000
  • Housing fee: DKK2000
  • Community fee: DKK4000
  • Total: DKK10000

Monthly expenses (including meal-program and utilities) for a family of 2 adults and 2 kids (4-11 years old) in 3 standard rooms adds up to

  • Meal-program: DKK6000
  • Housing fee: DKK6000
  • Community fee: DKK4000
  • Total: DKK16000

To receive full information and last updates you can join our Avnø Oasis Facebook page or Avnø Oasis Facebook group.