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Hertha

Last updated: August 3, 2009 (6 years ago)

Listing created on: December 31, 1999

Hertha

(DK-8464 Galten, Denmark)

Mission Statement:

Community Description:

We are 120 people of all ages and walks of life practicing reverse integration (i.e., “normal” living as a friendly “tribe”) around 19 developmentally retarded people on an anthroposophical basis (undogmatic). The intention is a village with about 150 persons where people help and support each other and live in a sustainable way.

About

  • Type(s): Spiritual or Religious Community or Organization

Housing

  • Area: 40 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 38
  • Land owned by: Community controlled land trust
  • Additional Comments: Our retarded people live in a sort of cohouse

Membership

  • Adult Members: 120
  • Child Members: 28
  • Percent Women: 61-70%
  • Percent Men: 31-40%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Call +45 86954520 and inquire about the possibilities.
  • Additional Comments: Rudolf Steiners Anthroposophy

    3 steinerschools within 30 km. Local school within 1 km.

Government

  • Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: The villagemeeting make suggestions to the coordinating group who deside in most instances

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution: No
  • Additional Comments: Dkr. 190 a month to communityissues

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: From 50-75%

Lifestyle

  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Other
  • Education Style(s): Private School off the property

Additional Comments

About 15 years of planning went ahead.

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge