A Danish summer of ecovillages


Explore ecovillages across Denmark this summer

This July, Denmark will become the European hub of ecovillages! Come with us as we take a trip around the major ecovillage events happening this summer in the country with the highest number of ecovillages per capita in the world.


Start off your ecovillage route with us in Ananda Gaorii, just one one hour from Copenhagen. Join hundreds of ecovillagers and explorers, farmers and families, crafters and activists at this festival of all things ecovillage! Next, hop on a ferry with your new friends to arrive at Byggefest in Grobund ecovillage (July 10-16): a week-long festival of natural building where imagination and creativity is key. 

Finally, the International Communal Studies Association (ICSA) Conference (July 14-16) takes a more academic look at ecovillages and other communities such as the kibbutz and the Camphill model. To top off the experience, participants can sign up to tour Denmark’s many ecovillages before and after this event that invites both the community curious and committed scholars.

Those wishing to continue their sustainable living adventure into August can venture to the Positive Trace Gathering in Himmelbjerggården, an active nature restoration festival combining practical ecosystem restoration work, with a full line-up of workshops, talks, walks and activities on nature connection and sustainability.

Ecovillage Tours

ICSA’s pre- and post-conference tours are a fantastic opportunity to get closer to ecovillage realities. The pre-conference tour (July 12th) will visit Grobund, Friland, Hertha and Hjortshøj in Jutland. Post-conference, (July 17-18th) you can visit communities in and around Copenhagen: Dyssekilde,  Munksøgård, Hallingelille, and Karise Permatopia. For more information and to book, visit the ICSA tour page.