Green Skills XIII

Green Skills XIII

RELEARN Suderbyn

Visby, Sweden

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

ONLY THE APPLICATIONS SENT THROUGH OUR GOOGLE FORM WILL BE CONSIDERED. LINK: Our GreenSkills XIII program will bring together 6 volunteers in Suderbyn Ecovillage which defines itself as a social laboratory, an experiment and a playground. The volunteers live and work as co-residents and have the opportunity to experience all the aspects of the holistic model of sustainable living Suderbyn offers for a year. It is an international community of around 20 people in winter and 30 in summer living tightly together and sharing resources. Sustainable living, eco-consciousness, community building and active citizenship are some of the core themes. There are 2 different positions the applicants can opt for. The work involves developing the physical infrastructure of the ecovillage and permaculture gardening, as well as participating in international projects. English is the main language of communication. Website:

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteers have simple accommodation, either a small single room or a shared room with one other person. The same condition applies to permanent inhabitants and is part of the voluntary simplicity of life in Suderbyn. The six GSXIII volunteers will start in April 2023. Food is ecological, vegan and is procured in bulk for the whole community. There is no meat and limited (private) dairy consumption. The town is 8km away. You can use bikes from our communal bikepool. There is a carpool on site and a bus stop close by.

Training during the activity

GSXIII imparts: Practical competences in organic/permaculture gardening; vegan cooking; eco-construction, maintenance and renovation; micro-scale energy systems and renewable resources; competences in project management and administration; communication skills: non-violent interaction, conflict transformation, group facilitation; theoretical knowledge on closed-loop systems, permaculture design principles, sociocracy, planetary boundaries and ecological footprints, alternative economy and transition culture. We encourage taking on personal projects within the programme.

Participant profile

The main criterion for GSXIII is the personal motivation of candidates to engage in a sustainable lifestyle and community living. It’s important to demonstrate a basic understanding of actual living conditions in Suderbyn. Those who show curiosity and enthusiasm towards the areas mentioned above are more likely to be selected. The project setting ultimately involves a rural lifestyle and might not be suitable for those who prefer urban activities. Good luck! ALL APPLICANTS ARE EXPECTED TO FILL OUT A SPECIAL APPLICATION FORM THAT CAN BE FOUND AT:

Activity dates

A total of 48 week(s) during the period 01/04/2023 to 29/02/2024

Activity location

Västerhejde Toftavägen 211, 621 99 Visby Sweden

Looking for participants from

Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Canary Islands, French Guiana, Martinique, Réunion, St Pierre and Miquelon, New Caledonia, French Polynesia

Activity topics

Environment and natural protection

Education and training

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 13/11/2022