We try to base our everyday lives on the principles of ecology, sustainability 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 are this actively involved at the local culture centre, Gimle, and in the local environmental group, the Green Council.
The adult residents are either studying , employed in the locality or working freelance. The big kids attend a free school, while the youngest are 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 masses of space outdoors.
We have sheep and goats, hens and geese - and an organic orchard. In addition to this we have a large kitchen garden, which provides us with vegetables most of the year.
We take it in 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 a farm built around a quadrangle dating from 1822. Since then, a variety of extensions have been added, so we have approximately 700 m2 of living space in which to thrive.
In addition to this we have two wings for workshops and storage, as well as a machine room for cars and tractor.
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