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Last updated: August 3, 2009 (4 years ago)
Listing created on: December 31, 1999

Hertha

(DK-8464 Galten, Denmark)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 1996  Established: 1996
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Website address: http://www.hertha.dk
  • Phone: +45-86954620
  • Address:
    F/ Hertha Levefœllesskab
    Landsbyvœnget 12, Herskind
    DK-8464 Galten,
    Denmark
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Call +45 86954520 and inquire about the possibilities.

  • Membership Process

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.

Population

  • Adult Members: 120
  • Child Members: 28
  • Percent Women: 61-70%
  • Percent Men: 31-40%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Rudolf Steiners Anthroposophy

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

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Other
  • Education Style(s): Private School off the property

Government

  • Decision Making: By a 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

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Small Town, Small Town
  • Area: 40 acres
  • Land owned by: Community controlled land trust
  • Current number of residences: 38
  • Additional Comments: Our retarded people live in a sort of cohouse

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: No
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: Dkr. 190 a month to communityissues

Diet

  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

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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.
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