Cohousing community

COHOUSING COMMUNITY

We have organized ourselves in a cohousing, because we want a larger sense of community than the owner model encourages and more responsibility and influence than a straight rental model can accommodate.

Mission

To be a small happy self-sufficient, proactive co-housing community – a cluster of the future society with holistic consciousness and an integrated planetary vision.

Aim

To provide homes for the people associated with the project by rebuilding the dormitory building to contain 15-20 apartments. A total of 1160 m2 homes plus common areas.

→ 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

Shared common facilities: Laundry, kitchen, dining room, living room, yoga/meditation room, cars (coming), guest rooms, studio, library …

Daily shared meals. Our community kitchen provides 3 high quality nutritiously complete meals a day in the initial phase (later 2 or 3). The bulk of the food consists of whole grains, beans, seeds & local vegetables, complemented with smaller amounts of fruits, nuts, and animal foods, all prepared using macrobiotic principles.

Shared tasks. With such a large common area and so much activity, there is a considerable amount of shared and unpaid tasks to be done.

What is private

Apartments are private one, two or three rooms apartments with small private kitchen.

Enterprises are private or co-created by subgroups.

It doesn’t come for free

Success in regenerative enterprises, communities or cultures critically depends on the level of personal development of the people that co-create these collectives.

We recognize that our collective thriving depends on our individual

  • ability to articulate and achieve goals
  • capacity for clear communication
  • integrity in making and keeping commitments
  • intellectual and emotional flexibility
  • ability to love ourselves and develop a deeper understanding of and compassion for different people.

Perceiving conflicts as an indicator that there is unmet needs and aspirations makes conflicts a gift to personal and communal growth.

Stimulants

Our community kitchen is sugar and coffee free. (Replaced by slower sweeteners, grain coffee and herbal teas). Personal use of sugar, coffee and other stimulants are expected to be gradually reduced, since they don’t align with our basic approach to life:

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

Several paths to participate in Oasis Ecovillage

As a pioneer participant. You are willing to put all you got into getting the project as a whole up and running with very little in return, until we get established.

Open now!

As a member of Oasis Friends. You are welcome to come and visit and help out. You will be invited to our in-house programs.

Open now!

As a student. While you study at Avnø Højskole (people’s college) you may grow into finding a more permanent place with us.

Open from october 2020.

As a regenerative entrepreneur. People with a mutually supportive regenerative enterprises may be moved to the top of the waiting list. Teachers who have entrepreneurial experience or work part time on a regenerative enterprise will be preferred as living examples on what is taught.

Open from vinter/spring 2021.

As a cohousing member.

Open from spring 2021.

(When our local plan is approved)

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