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Avnø Højskole

Regenerating and transforming individuals,
communities and the planet toward a sustainable way of life.

An ambitious learning environment - locally anchored with a global outlook.



One of Avnø højskoles  long courses: A life-changing experience, which also gives you skills to assist others in changing their lives.

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Health Retreats

Stay for 1 week or more. A place to relax and rebuild body and mind while enjoying the benefits of being in a health-conscious college

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Create a positive change in yourself and in the World – Join a course at Avnø Højskole.


In this Oasis, you will be included in the community regardless of your background, while you are a student.

      You will be engaged in the community life, group decision making, daily chores, cultural activities & enterprises.

    A process that challenges and stimulates your willpower and develops your ability to actively participate in building an inclusive and sustainable society.


Together we are making a movement

Here you are part of a project start-up

     Developing hands-on skills in producing organic products, learning what works and what doesn’t – prepares you to start your own project/regenerative enterprise or to be part of our team.

     Our entrepreneurial spirit is a key component in everything we do. No matter which line you chose, this will be a part of it. We want you to become able to live off what you love and at the same time contribute to making the world a better place.

     You leave with a plan on how to navigate beyond the school and make the best future for yourself and the world. 

    We want you to become the best version of yourself and have the best start at the rest of your life.  


We are more than a Højskole (Peoples College)

We are in the process of building an ecovillage with peoples college, co-housing and green socio-economic enterprises, which we hope will turn into one of the most inspiring green hot spots in the world.

We are so excited to welcome you as a co-creating student and participant.

Food concept

     Keywords for our food concept is: conscious, balanced and organic. Besides tasting and looking delicious our food is known to activate your body’s self healing powers, reconnect you with your inner core and open up your senses to the world around you.

The bulk of the food consists of whole grains, beans, seeds & local vegetables, complemented with smaller amounts of fruits, nuts, seaweeds, and animal foods, all prepared using macrobiotic principles.


Ecovillage as a learning environment:

Important life and social skills are best learned, when theory and praxis go hand in hand.
This is walking our talk.

Our whole philosophy is green, we are not only teaching how to make a difference in the world, we are doing it!

      We are in line with needs of the current time.  We passionately and compassionately empower people to identify the elements that needs to change to  turn the present global challenges into opportunities.

      A transition from the industrial growth model into a life-sustaining model, where people replicate nature and natural cycles.

     Adjustment and action is needed in all areas of life: Health, Self-worth, Relationships, Career, Climate, and Economy.

Organic and mere protection of common assets is not enough anymore. REGENERATION is required.

  • Regeneration of people, communities, soil, water and other natural systems. 
  • Developing awareness of our dependence on Nature and that we are an integral part of the local area and the Nature, we live in. 
  • Using the principles of Permaculture to design systems needed for our livelihood, such as energy, transportation, housing, food production and community wellbeing.

Become the leaders of today and tomorrow

Avnø Højskole is for people who want to make a positive difference

  • Do you want a richer life and to find your unique way to make a positive difference?
  • Do you want to heal your self and contribute to healing the planet?
  • Do you want to sustain yourself with what you love to do, and live an original life?
  • Do you want to be a change-maker – and work for a better world?

    We will support you to become more grounded, increase your self-understanding and become more open to the world. 

    Together we will study the key dimensions of globalization, co-create climate solutions and social innovation projects.  

 Avnø højskole is a good choice for you, if you enjoy being in an international environment with a special focus on health and sustainability!

No green transition without transition in other areas – everything is interconnected.

Changemakers learning spiral. The Learning Spiral is our model of the learning process.
As the learning spiral works in a spirallic process it is possible to start anywhere and even to go in both directions.

Systemic problems must be met by systemic change. Focus must be on solutions, which addresses causes and don't borrow from future generations.

     Avnø højskole aims for a comprehensive approach, because we recognize that it’s not possible to make a green transition without changing our approach to health, lifestyle, relationships, organisation, communal decision-making, work, economy, personal and spiritual development.