While in Odense, Denmark, we visited the eco-village “Den selvforsynende landsby“, which is Danish for “The Self-Sustaining Village”. It is built on ecological and permacultural principles. Currently 26 adults and 33 children live and build their houses here on the beautiful southern part of Funen, a larger island in the heart of the Denmark.
The village is built on an agricultural field with an old building that has been renovated to accommodate the kitchen and the dining room for residents and visitors during the event. Take a look around and you will find all kinds of weird houses. Some are made from only recycled materials, some are self-sufficient in energy, some are solar passive, some big, some small and with all kinds of forms.
They have crops around and a green house to supply part of their food. Living together is not always easy, and as in all communities, they have rules that are established together and can be adapted if necessary. Communication is the key.
What one might notice with an artistic eye:
Final touch: A wall with tools in case of zombies!