As a Camphill village community, there are close connections to the other Camphill villages and schools all over the world. Co-workers, villagers and some formal drugusers have transformed a run down nineteenth-century fishing centre into Vallersund Gård with space for fishing, a farm, a bakery, a weavery, a ‘cafeteria’, a little chapel, a wind generator for electricity, 2 heat pumps which use warmth from the sea and the rocks, and innovative water systems. Whilst everyone lives and shares meals together, many go out to work and there are plenty of opportunities to relax in privacy and/or meet to study and to have discussions. This allows for much stability within the community.
If you live with the ‘parent’ family of co-workers and their children and with handicapped and other people, retiring to your own room for privacy is regarded with the utmost respect. The Camphill philosophy is based on the conviction that equality in a community is the best breeding ground for the development of the individual.
The community of Vallersund Gård is adjusted to its natural environment- a little below the Polar Circle. It takes time to let personalities manifest themselves fully, in order to allow personal development as well as the formulation of important decisions in people’s lives to take shape.
All villagers alike contribute to community life and in so doing receive a lot in exchange. They work together, each testing their own abilities. Work happens mainly in the bakery, the garden, the stables, on the land, in the shop and in the house. The community regularly performs plays and there are frequent spiritual study meetings, cultural gatherings and seasonal festival celebrations.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 35
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors