Status – Where are we now

Status – Where are we now

– (Updated december 2021)

Avnø Oasis is a melting pot of core people and volunteers with a diverse range of skills and cultural backgrounds, who attempts to co-create a more sustainable lifestyle.
Where are we now?
We are a core group consisting of a handful of people with a great vision and solid skills in regards to organisation, teaching, entrepreneurship, permaculture, ecovillage-design, holistic nutrition, gardening, biodynamic farming, green living, health, personal and spiritual development, sociocracy, theater…

We have spend most of 2021 on building up the place and a good community culture. We will continue this process in the spring of 2022, while we offer a few courses.

During the summer 2022 we will hold some larger events. We hope to have our local plan ready and be able to offer longer courses in the autumn of 2022 or beginning of 2023.

This makes Avnø Oasis the perfect place to explore community life or develop a broad variety of skills by volunteering. We usually have 4-8 volunteers.

There are 3 ways to live here: As part of the coregroup, as an explorer or as a volunteer. Each has a room with private bathroom. Sometimes couples choose to share. Once our local plan is ready and we legally can create cooperative shares, we will have the possibility to keep living in a room or to create apartments.
We aim to become around 30-35 adults plus the kids associated with them 🙂
Basic facts about our place
  • 21 ha of protected land (mostly forest + meadows) next to the sea in a nature reserve.
  • A few of us moved in July 31, 2020
  • 73 large rooms with private bathrooms.
  • A commercial kitchen, large dining hall, living rooms, library, classrooms, Full size gym, Fitness room, 90 seat auditorium, workshop etc.
  • Tabletennis, a billiard table, a pooltable, table football, musical instruments and more to enjoy our sparetime 🙂
  • Lots of business opportunities: 14.000 cars is passing by every year to the Nature Center at the end of the road => people who pass by in order to spend time in nature with nowhere to get a cup of tea or sleep overnight except the outdoor shelter, where they have to walk a mile with all their stuff and might just find it full.
  • We aim to grow as much as possible of what we eat.
  • The property is owned by a foundation with enough means to support us in our upstart phase. Once we are ready we will take over the ownership 🙂
Our working groups

The main working groups is established with aims and domains. Since we are not so may people meetings are quite often informal and over the dinner table.

Social Life and Activities

We eat our meals together and plan to continue doing so even when we make apartments. All meals are prepared in our commercial kitchen using macrobiotic principles, which is the most holistic approach to food, we know of. 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 (mostly fish and eggs). A vegan option is always available.

Sometimes we sing, sit by the fireplace, watch movies together or play games. It’s up to each of us to make sure there is the activities we need to nourish ourselves.

Other times we withdraw to connect with ourselves or nature. It is possible to sit at a quiet table or take your food outside at moments, where you feel the need to just be with yourself.