Svanholm is an old estate situated near Skibby north of Roskilde on Zealand. It is home for 65 grownups and 35 children and a lot of guests from around the world. Some have lived here from 1978, but every year between 5 and 10 persons move out and others move in. We live in the buildings in the mansion and in houses in the villages around. We have ecological farming with grain, vegetables, fruit and 100 cows. There are also woodlands, a packing plant for fruit and vegetables, wood factory, eco-building and publishing company.
1/3 of the people work outside Svanholm in ordinary jobs. Svanholm has a shared economy. 80 % of the income from production and work ends up in the common money box which covers all living expenses. We are trying to make a community where everybody is equal, regardless of sex, education and colour. There is no formal leadership and everybody has a real influence on ones everyday. There is a weekly meeting around the furnace in the mirror-hall. No voting but discussion until agreement (consensus principle).
At the moment we are building more living space for extra 20 adults + children.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 100
Work Exchange welcome, Volunteers welcome,