Flyvervej 10, 4750 Lundby

Cohousing community


– cohousing community

What unites us is the vision and mission of the Avnø Oasis project. We have no connection with particular religious movements, but call for a personal approach to spirituality based on presence and sincerity.

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Step 1

We are in the process of developing a local and municipal plan that fits our project.

Meanwhile we have permission from the municipality to start Avnø højskole with focus on health. (The present local plan allows for a health center.)

Some of us have moved here to take care of the property and get the project of the ground.

Create well-functioning working groups.

Step 2

Attract like-minded co-creators to create a stable core group. There will only be room for collaborators and their families in the cohousing community.

Finish developing the local plan and getting the necessary permissions. Adjust the project as the work with the local plan moves ahead.

Make sure Vitalitetsfonden has the liquidity to keep afloat until Avnø Oasis can buy the property.

Step 3

When the local plan is ready, all permissions are in place and the core group is stable, Avnø Oasis may take over the ownership of the property and regenerative enterprises may be started or made independent if they started as part of Vitalitetsfonden.

Our home will be in the upper floors of the main building

What is common

Ownership of the property. It is the intention that the property will be cooperatively owned by Avnø Oasis.

Meals. Our community kitchen provides 3 high quality nutritiously complete meals a day.

Facilities: Lower floor in main building and office spaces on second floor is shared between Avnø Højskole (Peoples College), green Enterprises and Co-housing community: It contains kitchen, dining room, laundry, gym, front hall, studio, billiard room, workshop, etc.

Tasks. With such a large common area, shared food and so much activity, expect to use around 2 hours/day + 1 day/month on shared tasks.

Community cars. Since we mostly work from home we don’t need a car on a daily basis. Avnø Carshare gives all members access to a car, when needed.

What is semi-private

For residents only. The living area in the upper floors of the main building is only by invitation.

What is private

Your private space. Each grown-up may have a bedroom. Once the local plan is in place, you are free to invest in upgrading your private space to accommodate your needs within limits of building regulations. However we are not able to make private apartments as new homes cannot be build within the beach protection line.

Snacks and special foods, not provided by the kitchen.

Economy. Your money is yours.

Enterprises. May be privately owned, co-created by subgroups or community owned.

→ Latest research: Households in Danish eco-villages have 30-50% lower carbon footprint than the average Danish household. Members of eco-villages (average carbon footprint of 8.4 tonnes) have a slightly higher life satisfaction, compared to the most consuming quarter of Danes (average CO2 footprint of 22.6 tonnes).


Principle: Cost for common areas are shared equally between all adults. Cost for private areas depends on size. Kids only pay for food. Long term volunteers have free room and board.

Monthly fees are composed of

  • a housing fee for each unit, which covers utilities as well as property expenses related to private areas.
  • a community fee for each adult, which covers community expenses, utilities and property expenses related to the common area.
  • a meal fee, which covers food served in the community. Snacks and special foods are not included. The meal fee is DKK 2000 per month from 12 years and up. Kids 4-11 years old pays ½. Kids 1-3 years pays ⅓.

For one adult in a standard room

  • Meal-program: DKK2000
  • Housing fee: DKK2000
  • Community fee: DKK2000
  • Total: DKK6000

For 2 adults sharing a standard room

  • Meal-program: DKK4000
  • Housing fee: DKK2000
  • Community fee: DKK4000
  • Total: DKK10.000

For a family of 2 adults and 2 kids (4-11 years old) in 3 standard rooms

  • Meal-program: DKK6000
  • Housing fee: DKK6000
  • Community fee: DKK4000
  • Total: DKK16.000

For non-standard rooms:

  • Deduct DKK400 from the housing fee for a room with sloping walls.
  • Add DKK1400 to the housing fee for a room with view
  • Add DKK2000 for a room with view and balcony.

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