English summary

Six families live at Tranehøj in a community that is more than simply living under the same roof.

We try to base our everyday lives on the principles of sustainability, ecology and fair trade, at the same time striving to make Tranehøj a resource base for activities related to the world around us - locally as well as globally. We have a fruitful relationship to the local folk high school in the nearby small town, Jyderup, and once a year some of us are organizing cultural visits to local schools in the council of young artists from countries in Africa, Asia or Latinamerica.

The adult residents are either studying , employed in the locality or working freelance. The oldest kid attends a free school, while the youngest is in day care.

Each family has a accommodation unit with a kitchenette. We share the bathrooms and have a common dining room, TV room, guest room, workroom, playroom, music room and workshops - as well as lots of space outdoors.

We have sheep and hens - and an organic orchard. In addition to this we have a large kitchen garden, which provides us with vegetables half of the year.

We take turns to cook, and eat together on weekdays. We share ordinary day-to-day duties and have a work weekend once a month, when we carry out maintenance on the buildings, dig the garden, work on joint projects, etc.

During the year we also follow various traditions together: Shrovetide, Midsummer, Harvest Festival and the New Year.

Tranehøj is an old farm dating back from 1822. From 1850 until 1984 it was a workhouse for poor people and an old peoples home. When it was converted into a commune a lot of things were changed and rebuild. Today we have approximately 700 m2 of living space in which to thrive. In addition to this we have two wings for workshops, storage and assembly hall as well as a stable for the animals.

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kollektivet Tranehøj

Painting windows during communal summer work week

Everyone out harvesting apples