Friland. Nature, architecture, creativity, a community in Denmark

Friland, is a community in Jutland, Denmark, where creativity is shown in every corner. Friland Association was founded in 2002 with a small population that has expanded to 40 households with adults and children.  they define as "a town where people experiment with changing their lives differently, focusing on sustainable living, debt and self-employment".

The community's main interests are: Sustainable construction, experimental methods in building and use of materials. Developing their own regulations. Debt-free values to avoid speculation and aim of financial freedom. Goals of zero waste, use of renewable energies, recycling and reuse of resources.  Developing businesses to create a living town. Diversity in all aspects of community building, culture sharing and care for the land, owned by a fund managed by members of the association.

The guided tour I was invited to showed us the sections of the village, with creative architecture and gardens. Each one using different building techniques, developing sustainable applied design.  The same approach is used to gardens and potagers. In recent years, Restaurant Moment has designed and develop an organic vegetable garden and greenhouse, that provides with all ingredients for its menu, and is already serving to other businesses in the area.

Here is the reportage with some of the homes and gardens in Friland.



How interesting. And the shapes of the houses and the roofing materials are so unique. That would be a fun place to visit.
lula said…
Yes, Beth it was really interesting visiting this community and admiring what they are creating and some of the buildings were truly works of art!
As a "closeted " architect, I love the different buildings, the creativity of the designers. Thanks for sharing these photos.