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 8:00, generally over breakfast, we gather to share about our mood, 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).
Every other weekday, we gather before lunch for a quick check-in, to know how each member is feeling and also to make announcements to the group.
Community meetings Weekly community meetings are scheduled for the end of each work week. The community meetings include: Information points, People points and Decision points. Based on a sociocratic decision-making process (Sociocracy 3.0), we discuss ideas for long-term projects but also daily community organization.
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.
Information for ESC volunteers: These meetings are included as part of ESC work hours and you should make every effort to attend them.
Domain-specific meetings Suderbyn's work activities are divided over specific domains: the garden, infrastructure and building, office and administation and the NGO "Relearn". Each of these domains hosts a weekly meeting to discuss domain-specific work and other information.
Sharing circle This space is hosted every two weeks and allows the community members to express their feelings and whatever is on their mind; in a comfortable, safe and open environment.
You will be welcome to join sharing circles after living in Suderbyn for 2 weeks.
Volunteer circle In Suderbyn we are all volunteers, but some residents stay longer than others. Permanent residents ("core members"), short-term volunteers and long-term volunteers all have their own expectations of and roles within Suderbyn. To acknowledge these differences, a monthly volunteer circle is organised, in which different volunteers create a platform to share and benefit from each other’s experience. These circles are mostly directed to and relevant for short-term volunteers.
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 which are organized on a semi-regular basis. These workshops can cover a wide range of subjects. You will be more than welcome to organize one or more during your stay!
Common meals On weekdays, individuals or a small group of people can 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 and where possible also locally produced.
On Sundays, we host a communal brunch where everyone is invited to prepare small or big dishes to add to the table besides the pancakes, coffee and tea.