Bluesberry Woods
A Small Artist Community
Natural buildings in harmony with nature
Built with friendly architecture
A place for Living, Creating, Culture & Healing
When mind, body and nature are one, we thrive
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Welcome to Bluesberry Woods
A place of sustainable living and culture
During the summer months, our little place in the heart of Värmland, Sweden that we call Bluesberry Woods, gets a steady flow of visitors from anywhere in the world. They spend one or a few days and nights in our small houses, which are built with natural and local materials. We also invite volunteers who live with us for longer times, to help us with our garden and natural houses and learn the skills that come with it. By moving away from a consumer-orientated life, we embrace simplicity in harmony with nature. When we create, we look at everything twice, to see how we can use something and for what purpose. We take care in making our own natural wine, jam and juice from the local berries. We make time for our guests, volunteers, friends and ourselves. We organize small international cultural events. And you can find us often around the fire, discussing all aspects of life.
We at Bluesberry Woods enjoy freeganism, like dumpsterdiving and we recycle and reclaim as much as we can. We find a lot of joy in creating art with natural materials and getting inspiration from this place and its surroundings. We are excited about connecting to people who share the same vision of creating a place of culture and inspirations such as music, film, dance, poetry and art.
-Bluesberry Woods Artist Collective-
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"There'll be these pockets of light springing up in different parts of the world, and that these will be, in a way, invisible planets on this planet, and that as we, or the world, grow colder, we can take invisible space journeys to these different planets, refuel for what it is we need to do on the planet itself, and come back. And it's their feeling that there have to be centers now where people can come and reconstruct a new future for the world. These are all attempts at creating a new kind of school or a new kind of monastery. The concept of "reserves", islands of safety where history can be remembered and the human being can continue to function in order to maintain the species through a dark age. In other words, we're talking about an underground, which did exist in a different way during the Dark Ages among the mystical orders of the church. And the purpose of this underground is to find out how to preserve the light, life, the culture, how to keep things living. What we need is a new language, a language of the heart." (“My Dinner With Andre” - 1981)

 

Our Philosophy

Nature creates for us


“When you walk through the forest, you never say “Oh, how beautiful it is here, but that branch should be a bit lower and that shade of green a little darker”. Yet in modern living, people are obsessed with so-called perfection in their own homes, resulting in an endless effort to consume new items purchased from stores all over the world.

Also in the construction of homes in our civilization, the obsession for perfection requires too many resources and leaves a vaste amount of waste.

We look what nature offers – for free – and use it intuititively in our buildings. If it feels good, it’s good. Just like that walk through a beautiful forest.”

Dennis Rodie
Founder of Bluesberry Woods

The people who come here for a longer time always bring a restlessness with them. It takes one, two or sometimes three days, but everyone always calms down and connects more with their authentic self. For us this is one of the more rewarding experiences to see the possibility that anyone changes when the environment changes. Then the healing begins, and the creativity flows.