Friskoven is a newly started eco-village in Almindingen on Bornholm.
In December 2018, a small group of people bought an old production school with 12 hectares of land and 2500 square meters of buildings, with a loose dream of creating a safe, playful and creative community right here.
In the summer of 2020, more people came along and the project really took off.
At the time of the takeover, the buildings had been empty since 2010 and had been allowed to decay. There is a huge renovation work ahead of us.
We want to renovate the buildings with sustainable materials, for private living as well as common areas, creative workshops and more. We want to create a village community with room for diversity and creativity both for the individual person and for family life.
Our hearts know that “it takes a village” to thrive in harmony and balance as human beings. Friskoven has grown out of a longing to live an everyday life with a caring, vibrant and committed community right outside the door surrounded by wild nature. Our dream is to create such a “village” in Friskoven, where our children can run free and play and learn from and with each other, in sufficient proximity to caring, inspiring and responsible adults. We dream of a committed community where we can find support and sparring both emotionally and in relation to practical projects and chores.
The ecovillage Friskoven rests on three pillars:
– Economic and Social Freedom
– Free and Self-Directed Learning
– Radical Sustainability
The three pillars together are the basis for how society is built, organized, operated and disseminated, just as they form the basis for the common visions that are implemented in Friskoven.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 30
- Open to new members
- Rarely open to visitors
We are planning to be around 15-20 housing units in the end and we are now 7 families/units in the project. We have a procedure of obtaining new members. Please read on our website for the most updated version!