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JTP to lead DreamFarm Community Planning Weekend
Drömgården-DreamFarm International AB have bought over 200 hectares of beautiful farmland and forest at Arbottna on the island of Muskö, south of Stockholm.
The dream is to build a farm with consumers, farmers and entrepreneurs so that people's desire to be involved in the countryside and have a country home can be combined with the opportunity to contribute to a better environment.
The first step will be a JTP led Community Planning Weekend on 16 and 17 June where top eco-architects, ecologists and agriculturalist from around Europe will work with DreamFarm members and local residents and farmers on a new Vision for the land.
DreamFarm (Drömgården in Swedish) will offer environmentally friendly holiday living on a farm operated in conjunction with some of Sweden's leading organic farmers and skilled cooks. There will be opportunities to become shareholders in the farm's operations - the consumer will become the producer, part-owning the dairy, bakery or brewery. On the farm members will move freely in the beautiful natural areas and enjoy the fresh food in the farm shop and restaurants.
The houses will be built in eco-hamlets with different styles and sizes. There will be everything from the classic Swedish red cottage with white trim to imaginative tree house and hobbit houses. All buildings must be environmentally friendly with minimum energy consumption and environmental impact.
Marie Eriksson and John Higson, initiator of DreamFarm said, "We have a dream of the country and we are confident that we share it with others. A beautiful landscape with fresh food, nice neighbors and fun activities, but also silence and relaxation. It should be close but yet far enough away from town. A farm where you can go over the weekend or stay for weeks. Welcome to DreamFarm!"
Charles Campion, Partner at JTP said, "This is a fascinating project to be involved with - it will truly integrate living and landscape, creating places in a rural context with minimum impact and giving opportunities to further our understanding of eco-home design."
For more information please go to http://dromgarden.nu/Hem.aspx