What the American students thought about Lange Eng

In February 2012, a group of American students taking a sociology class at DIS, Danish Institute for Study Abroad, visited Lange Eng. Some of them joined us for dinner after their tour. Back in class, they reflected on Lange Eng as a place to live. Here’s what they wrote and sent to us via their teacher, Anne Nurse:

Beautiful example of true community living and child raising.  Mac

Extremely interesting way of raising children in a close community.  Ashley

Love the modern architecture.  Ben

I could imagine myself living in this community.  Nancy

It was fascinating to see a huge group of children being raised as siblings.  Margaret

Amazing to see how children can benefit from living together and how they can form lasting relationships.  Talia

If I was a kid, I would love to live in this community.  Tara

If I was a little child, then co-housing would equal paradise.  Sam

Co-housing seems like the natural way to live.  It’s a shame more people don’t do it.  Kevin

Such a well-functioning and vibrant community.  Maeve

A fun community that develops relationships and well-rounded children.  Danielle

Seems like such a vibrant and pleasant atmosphere to raise kids.  Lauren

More of an extended family than just a group of people simply living together.  Mallory

Visiting co-housing offered me an entirely new perspective on community.  It inspired me to reconsider some of my own values.  Meredith

I wish there were co-housing options such as this in the US!  I would love to raise my family in a little community like this.  Laura

This environment seemed to foster the perfect balance of anonymity with collaboration and support.  Krista

Visiting here made me interested in looking into co-housing in the United States.  Rachael

It looked like the saying “it takes a village to raise a child” in action in the best way possible.  Priscilla

This environment seemed to foster the perfect balance of anonymity with collaboration and support.  Krista