The Common House
For the first many years the original farm, Dyssekildegård, was the natural centre of social activities in the eco-village. Many people lived here while building their house. Later on the local school moved into the farm buildings, and the eco-village began to need a real communal house.
The new communal house was drawn by a local architect, and made with local labour, and it was ready for us all to start using it in the late fall of 2007.
The house is built around a central octagonal meeting hall, with the ecovillage office, the meeting room, and the ”cosy” room, to one side, and the children’s playroom, kitchen, guestrooms and laundry to the other side. In the basement there is a youth-room, and in the garden in front of the house there is plenty of room for relaxing and a barbeque.
Energy efficiency has been a great consideration in the design of the house. During the summer the sun heats the house via the large windows in the main room, and he greenhouse build onto the Southside wall. During the winter it is heated by geothermal heating.
The communal house group is in charge of cleaning and maintenance, and everyone in the village is free to book it for non-commercial events.