Why should every house have a conventional dustbin, when we can make do with one communal waste station, which also ensures that our waste gets sorted out in all the appropriate fractions.
In the summer of 2009 we built the ”waste shed” a 20-meter long waste station on the parking lot.
In the waste shed we can sort out our waste in more than 20 fractions, and we have a waste management group, who takes care of getting the waste, which is not picked up by the refuse collection, to the local recycling station.
In the waste shed we also have a recycling shop, where we can hand in clothes, shoes, toys etc. for others to take free of charge.
This helps minimising waste, and ensuring recycling.
Read more about our detailed wastemanagement under ecology.
The laundry is situated in the communal house; it has three energy efficient industrial washing machines. The washing machines use rainwater, which has very low chalk content. And we only use environmentally friendly detergents.
Originally there was an idea in the eco-village to be self-sufficient, for some it has almost become a reality.
Quite a few of the people in the village participate in the communal cultivation of the veggie plot, for a few hundred Danish crowns and some 40 odd hours of labour during the cultivating season, this will provide you with basic fruit and veg all year round, and a chance to meet and socialise with your fellow veggie growers.
Personal veggie plots
In addition to the communal field, there are several small personal gardens where one is free to grow a little extra or something completely different, often these are closer to the houses, so you wont have to go all the way into the fields for that snack of fresh lettuce.