The eco-village is located on the edge of the city of Roskilde
adjacent to farm fields. It is an integrated part of a newly developed
neighbourhood named ”Trekroner”.
The development has been designed to provide for diversity in housing
sizes, ownership types and in support of different age groups.
The development includes 100 row houses of different sizes and accommodates
about 225 children, youths and adults in a socially lively community.
The community is subdivided into five dwelling groups each of 20
row houses. Each dwelling group has their own common house for joint
activities (common dinners, meetings, parties etc).
The dwelling groups have different types of ownership. One dwelling
group is privately owned as single family houses, and one is a co-operative
association (the residents own the houses collectively as an association
but at the same time the residents also own privately a share of
the house they occupy). Three of the dwelling groups are owned by
Roskilde Building Association and these houses are for rent. Who
moves into the rented houses is under the control of the residents.
One of the three dwelling groups is only for young people, one is
only for seniors, and one is open for all age groups.
Common activities in old farm buildings
An old farm that belongs to the community is located in the heart
of the settlement. The farm buildings support many common activities:
cafe, vegetable shop, gift shop, office space for rent, sleepover
room for rent, shelter for bicycles, bicycle repair workshop, storage
space for rent, and keeping of animals.