Suderbyn Ecovillage is an intentional community of open-minded people from various countries and cultures, located on the island Gotland in the middle of the Baltic Sea. All of us who live here are building the place – not only physically but also socially. Our goal is to live in a way that creates a prosperous living environment while minimizing our environmental footprint. In creating Suderbyn Ecovillage together, we aim to live close to nature and achieve a more sustainable lifestyle, striving for self-sufficiency in food production and renewable energy, prioritizing ecological and local materials. We question patterns of consumption, social structures and cultural stereotypes. We experiment in different areas with innovation and traditional knowledge with the attempt to create a model of healthy and happy society, enjoying the diversity of people. We work with educational projects on the local and international levels. We regenerate the connections between people and between people and nature.
Within Suderbyn, we work and create together. We grow part of our food in our garden designed according to the Permaculture principles, we develop eco-building projects, maintain car- and bicycle-pools, develop our own energy production. We promote a positive social environment of trust, friendship and diverse community. We combine simple country-side living with ecological innovations and experimental ideas.