Vision & values

Vision Statement

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

If you have any questions about the information in our vision document feel free to contact us.

Values

We strive towards

Regeneration

  • Caring about ourselves, each other and the planet!
  • Leave a better earth for the next generations to come

Personal and collective development

  • Open and explorative attitude.
  • Supporting each other in finding our own paths in regards to relationships, sexuality, spirituality, etc without imposing our view or practice onto someone else.
  • Integrity. Personal responsibility. The law of attraction. Our perspective creates our experience.

Economical freedom. Making our money through doing what we are passionate about.

Work is love in action

Transparency. All information  must be available for everybody.

Energetic approach to life. (Natural law)

  • Living in alignment with the seasons
  • Working with nature
  • Respecting animals and other human beings
  • Working with the rhythms of the universe

Circular economy – Using waste from one process as a resource for another.

Collaboration – locally and globally

General Strategy

  • Develop a social model, where we celebrate life & focus on each others divine core (sacred inner nature)
  • Find a healthy balance between caring for personal needs and for the needs of the community based on the understanding that we will not be able to contribute long-run unless we take well care of ourselves.
  • Live according to natural law and support our own and each others personal growth through applying an energetic perspective to the best of our knowledge to daily life, for example through applying the macrobiotic philosophy.
  • Striving for food sustainability
    • 95% or more vegan
    • 80% or more local foods (preferably grown by ourselves)
    • Balanced and nutritionally complete meals for everybody in our community every day
    • Minimize stimulants in daily life (sugar, coffee, alcohol, recreational drugs etc neither contribute to connecting with ourselves, each other nor the environment).
    • Being aware that we receive life force from sun, breathing and from our environment.
    • Raising awareness that all life force  originates from the sun, whether we eat, breathe or absorb it as sensory impressions.
  • Taking responsibility for expressing and fulfilling personal needs, drivers and tensions to the best of our ability, rather than blaming others as the reasons for them not being fulfilled or compensating with food, stimulants, unbalanced activities, inappropriate circumstances etc. Tools we make an effort to use include (but are not limited to)
    • NVC (Compassionate communication)
    • Aima (tools for self reflection)
    • Family constellations
    • Prayer
    • Expressing appreciation
  • We strive to raise our children to think for themselves and we encourage their relationships with the world.
  • Use sociocracy as our chosen governing structure, so that all are heard and nobody overrun by majority decisions that go against basic needs and drivers.
  • Care for the planet through
    • Being conscious consumers
    • Choosing organic, local and fairtrade whenever possible.
    • Take up the challenge to transform any waste into a resource for something else (so nothing is wasted)
  • Develop green projects and eco-preneurships which contributes more directly towards a thriving planet.
  • Create or actively engage in local and global networks between Eco-enterprises, such as LØS, Gen, permaculture, transition network and alike.
  • Using a Fair Share model in our businesses to make sure that
    • power and wealth are shared in a fair way between all primary stakeholders such as founders, investors, workers and users (consumers).
    • Goods and services offered are being ethically reviewed
    • Goods and services offered are being ethically produced and distributed social purpose are specified and the social impact audited
    • A social and democratic model is used in regards to ownership, governance and management of capital (read more here: http://www.fairshares.coop/brand-principles/)

Implementation

We are well on our way with the following

  • Securing support from the municipality
  • Securing finances for the project
  • Securing the property in Skælskør
  • Finish designing the 4 phases of the project
  • Create our cooperative housing association as a fair share ownership model. Statutes aligned with our values are ready.
  • Continue to gather a committed group of people. (We have sufficient future shareholders for phase 1)
  • Create a community culture with regular meetings, live and online
  • Mentorshipprogram for joining is ready
  • Develop a sociocratic organisation to support us
  • Educate ourselves in sociocracy and other skills for optimizing community life
  • Create local eco-preneurships so that nobody in our community have to work outside of our community unless they want to
  • Establish a conflict resolution model
  • become a registered LAND-center (Permaculture )
  • Becoem a registered transition Initiative.
  • Support the Blue-Green Peoples College (Folkehøjskole)
  • Seek advice from external sources when needed

(How we measure our progress)

On a personal level

  • Attitude of being committed to do our best, no matter which results can be expected.
  • Natural and simple living
  • All who wants to work within Oasis, does so.
  • Being driven by inspiration. General sense of gaining energy from taking responsibility for various aspects of the project.
  • Nobody struggles to pay rent and basic necessities.
  • People feel comfortable expressing diverse perspectives.
  • There’s enough energy to play with the children & each other
  • “If it isn’t fun it isn’t sustainable”
  • Vitality

On a community level

  • Our community is well established in 2023
  • There is a waiting list to move into Oasis.
  • The process of leaving is harmonious for both parties.
  • Some of next generation comes back to settle.
  • The feeling of a stable core-group.
  • We are continuously getting closer to being debt free
  • We are getting closer and closer to being self-sufficient with food and other basic necessities, including energy.
  • Our meals are highest quality and we are well nourished.
  • We are appreciated by the local community/the surrounding area. Good relations with local community.
  • We have a variety of nationalities.
  • The children are thriving
  • We are able to adjust to changes within our own community and global changes.
  • There is energy left over for dance, music & creative projects
  • Age pyramid is intact
  • We embrace people being born and dying.

In regards to the world/planet

  • We have established a Peoples College (Folkehøjskole) celebrating, educating and inspiring other people to start eco-villages or in other ways live a life that contributes to regeneration of people, relationships, soil and planet.
  • We have established a LAND center (learning, action, network, design)We are an established transition initiative

    We host several green projects & ecopreneurships

Bonus Aims

  • Hold international conferences
  • Food-production is happening
  • Being off grid
  • All businesses we start will be financially successful

Vision statement

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

Mission statement

We seek to create sustainability in all areas.

In regards to Self

We aim to live our passion and respect our needs and resources. NVC, Aima, Family constellations, dragon dreaming, daily meditation, healthy meals, being physically active and other tools supports us in living from our hearts, reconnecting with our selves, communicating clearer, clarifying direction, dealing with emotions etc

In regards to relationships

We aim to contribute from a place of surplus, rather than from a place of obligation. We believe it is an innate quality in people to want to contribute, once their own basic needs are taken care of. We percieve lack of contribution to the community as a sign that basic needs aren’t being met or that the person isn’t in the right place. It may seem like a paradox to build community through reconnecting with our selves, but we believe it is the only real way to prevent and resolve conflicts.

In regards to society

Through our example, educational activities and participating in local and global networks, we seek to inspire the world around us to take the next steps towards a sustainable life. We aim to create or participate in local, fair & sustainable businesses, so we may make our living by doing what we love to do, while we contribute to the society around us.

In regards to the Earth

We aim to eat 95% vegan, grow our own foods, buy locally, consume with awareness, build sustainable, be as much off-grid as possible in regards to utilities, so that we may leave a better earth for the next generations to come.

Who are we?

We are a mixed group of 12 grown-ups and 5 kids, who are committed to the project.
Grownups are from 22-73 years old and have roots in many different countries: Denmark, USA, France, Italy, Belgium and Sweden. Our common language is English. We have many different motivations

  • Wants to be part of creating something bigger
  • Like healthy, yummy plant based food and to be involved in all kind of food preparations.
  • Already lives in an eco-village – seek deeper community, more focus on personal, spiritual development, sociocracy and working from home.
  • Connection between work and private life.
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Simple life and permaculture
  • Eco-villages are the next step for humanity.
  • Sustainable community, which support the planet
  • Part of the people’s college, and we want to own rather than rent.
  • My kids needs to know where our food comes from and be connected to basic aspects of life.

What each member must do

This doesn’t come for free. We must learn to live without using the resources of the future and with a constant willingness to learn new ways & things, develop ourselves, balance self-care and work for the community. The burdockroot on the image symbolizing that we are solidly grounded and the butterfly transformation.

  • Each member must make a personal plan for their contribution to the community mission based on their needs, aspirations and intentions.
  • The plan must clarify what they will take care of self to maintain/achieve a good personal condition, so that they are able to contribute
  • Educate themselves in the sociocratic decision making process.
  • Each member must participate in the working group, which resonate with their personal plans & skills, so they together may create synergy in that particular area. For example farming, landscaping, community building …..
  • Respond to all communication regarding meetings, dates and times immediately
  • Commit to resolve issues before they escalate