Cohousing community

COHOUSING COMMUNITY

The co-housing community will be cooperatively owned and be situated in the main building. There is 29 bedrooms with private bathrooms, several living rooms and offices, a professional kitchen, a large dining room & easy access to the gym.

Mission

To be a small happy self-sufficient, proactive co-housing community , who support each other in growing together and creating sustainable livelihoods – a cluster of the future society with holistic consciousness and an integrated planetary vision.

Aim

To provide living spaces for the people associated with the project.

→ 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 rooms, meditation room, gym, cars (coming), guest rooms, studio, library …

Daily shared meals: Our community kitchen provides 2 high quality nutritiously complete meals a day and some days a snack in the afternoon or evening. 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, shared food and so much activity,  expect to use 2 hours/day and 12 days/year on community tasks.

What is private

Rooms are private. 

Enterprises are private or co-created by subgroups.

How will we succeed

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
  • ability to resolve personal issues with community members – without involving the whole community!
  • intellectual and emotional flexibility
  • ability to love ourselves and develop a deeper understanding of and compassion for different people.

Perceiving conflicts and our own negative emotions as an indicator that there is unmet needs and aspirations (in ourselves or others) moves us forward on our path to personal and communal growth.

Slow foods

We eat slow foods as they increase our ability to compassionately connect to ourselves, each other & the environment.

Our community kitchen is free of sugar, coffee, food additives and other stimulants since they prevent us from compassionately connecting to ourselves, each other & the environment.

We make wonderful desserts and snacks with slower sweeteners and enjoy grain coffee and herbal teas. Personal use of sugar, coffee and other stimulants are expected to be gradually reduced.

Several paths to participate in Oasis Ecovillage

You are curious. You want to support us and stay connected. You want to have news from us and be invited to our programs.

or

You want to increase your health, enjoy nature and get a first impression of who we are.

You want to learn more.

While you study at Avnø Højskole you may grow into finding a more permanent place with us.

You aim at becoming a regenerative entrepreneur and/or resident/shareholder.

You would like to teach at our school or be a volunteer.

How to become an explorer

HOW TO BECOME AN EXPLORER

  1. Start as a guest with one or more organized visits (online introduction, work days, events, by appointment, as a student or other).
  2. Take part in a live or online introduction to get your questions answered.
  3. Become a member of Oasis friends.
  4. Let us know that you want to come and live with us as an explorer.
    1. Clarify short and long term contributions as well as expected gains and your actual ability to live here and be a part of the project, short and long term.
    2. Complete the basic program at Avnø højskole, while you are here as explorer as it also is designed to be a community training program.
    3. Join one of the working groups in Oasis and engage in relevant meetings.
    4. Use the explorer period to clarify whether you can find/create a suitable role in the Oasis project and whether your values really align.
    5. Cost for room and board during the explorer period is 6000 DKK/month in a single room and 5000 DKK/month in a shared room plus DKK 4000 for the basic intensive program.

Once you’ve lived with us as an explorer for a solid period of 3 months or more, you may apply to be accepted as a shareholder.

 

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