Hertha Levefællesskab/Hertha Intentional Community is situated near Aarhus in Jutland on a slope with a tremendous view. It was founded in 1996 and now consists of about 150 people including 27 developmentally disabled persons. The main topic in this village community is social ecology, i.e. how do we get a culturally and socially sustainable community running including a group of people with special needs.
The community decisions are made on an anthroposophical (Rudolf Steiner) basis and we practice “reverse integration”, where the so-called normal in fact integrate with the disabled people. The “normal” has settled down as a “friendly tribe” around the disabled. There is a ratio of 1:5 between disabled and “normal” people, which will be maintained as the project develops to a maximum of about 150 people. There are workshops for the disabled (bakery, weaving room, laundry workshop, kitchen, garden, farming, dairy, outdoor maintenance group, and drama workshop), and apart from this, there is at present a goldsmith, and also an architect’s office working here. Three families have built straw bale houses.
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Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 150
- Not currently open to new members, but might be in the future
- Open to visitors