In Suderbyn, we all live and work together. Although every week is different, there are daily and weekly items on the schedule regularly, Below, you can get an idea of how the weeks are organised.
Monday morning meeting and check-ins
Every Monday at 8:30, generally over breakfast, we gather to organize work for the week and to distribute roles for the cleaning tasks and the Essentials (daily and weekly necessary tasks to keep everything running smoothly like cooking).
Every Thursday, we gather before lunch for a check-in, to know how each person is feeling and to make announcements to the group.
Weekly community meetings happens every week and are facilitated by two different community members every week.
The community meetings include: Information points, People points, Decision points and Decision Announcements.
Based on a sociocratic decision-making process (Sociocracy 3.0), we discuss ideas for long-term projects but also daily community organization. This means we work with consent-based voting; a decision only passes if everyone consents to it.
The dynamics within Suderbyn are always changing, and by bringing your voice to the meetings, you are actively contributing to the ongoing shaping of the community.
Suderbyn’s work activities are divided over specific domains: the garden, infrastructure, office and NGO. Each of these domains hosts a weekly meeting to discuss domain-specific work and other information.
The sharing circle is space that is hosted once a month and allows the community members to express their feelings and whatever is on their mind; in a comfortable, safe, and open environment.
Every month or two, volunteers that stay for one year or less organise a volunteer circle, where they create a platform to share their thoughts and feelings about their volunteering in a private space, and have a chance to learn from hearing each others’ experiences.
Workshops and presentations
Knowledgeable and skilled people, whether long-term residents, volunteers or visitors, can share their knowledge and interests through workshops or presentations. These are organised on a semi-regular basis. These workshops can cover a wide range of subjects. You will be more than welcome to organise as many as you want during your stay!
On weekdays, individuals or a small group of people sign up for cooking the lunch of the day. This lunch is prepared with as many vegetables, herbs and fruits from our own gardens as possible, and the remaining ingredients are all vegan, organic, fairtrade, and where possible also locally sourced.
On Sundays, we host a communal potluck brunch where everyone is invited to prepare small or big dishes to add to the table besides the standard pancakes, coffee and tea.