Ängsbacka Extended Community

Over the years many people have come to Ängsbacka to enjoy a temporary community through courses, festivals, short and long-term volunteering. Among these however, there have been a growing number of people that simply didn’t want to leave, that built a life and home in and around Molkom and become a part of what is generally referred to as “The Extended Community”.

Meet the community

What is Ängsbacka Extended Community exactly and what is it that brings all of us together in Molkom? 

Activities program

We invite you to take a look at our divers Activities Program filled with activities by the community for the community.

EXTENDED EMAIL LIST

In extended community we have an email list that we invite everyone in the direct vicinity to become a part of. 

About the community

Not everyone knows that when you come to Ängsbacka you also enter an already existing community of individuals that live  in and around Molkom, that have their own permanent community connected to the town with the Ängsbacka at their heart.

This larger and more permanent community is currently comprised of roughly 150 people, young and old, families and singles, permanent and temporary citizens of the greater community of Molkom. Ängsbacka  functions as their shared community hub outside the festival season where some visit and participate regularly while others drop by as feels natural to them. To support a growing number of families Backa Förskola and Backa Friskola have been initiated and built in Molkom, based on the same spirit of self-development, love and togetherness as Ängsbacka itself.

Alone but not lonely

With head and heart

Some community members work permanently and closely with Ängsbacka and/or the school, while others have work in the surrounding cities or are self-employed and working from home. There is a great variety of talents, tools and skills among us, and many have lived amazing lives before ending up in Molkom. From “regular Joe’s” to “hippies”, you can find healers, yoga teachers, massage therapists, musicians, consultants and much more.

Anyone in the community can offer their services and workshops through the weekly activities program at Ängsbacka that runs throughout the year. There are also mini-festivals and yearly celebrations where everyone is invited. Whenever the café is open it becomes a central gathering place where the community can come to tap into the shared collective. Opening hours of our café will be presented on our website.

The power of pie

You get what you give

Even though Ängsbacka in most cases is the common thread that weaved theses people’s lives together, they all have a unique story of why they ended up in Molkom, how they see their connection to the course center and why they choose to stay in this small, quiet Swedish town. On this page we shared a few of these stories to give you an idea of who we are.

The activities program

Monday 23/5
  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Monday 23/5  12:30 - 13:00 - Strawbale House

Tuesday 24/5
  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Tuesday 24/5  12:30 - 13:00 - Strawbale House

  • Yogic Movements with Anders
    🕙 Tuesday 24/5  17:00 - 18:30 - Strawbale House

    "Yogic Movements"
    (A mix of power yoga, MovNat and Mindfulness)

    Extended


  • Conscious Touch Club with Karis
    🕙 Tuesday 24/5  19:30 - 21:30 - Big Annex

Wednesday 25/5
  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Wednesday 25/5  12:30 - 13:00 - Strawbale House

  • Café is open
    🕙 Wednesday 25/5  16:30 - 19:30 - Café

    There will be an opportunity to purchase dinner, which will be served from 18.00 to 19.00.


  • Movie: Asterix & Obelix with Tom
    🕙 Wednesday 25/5  19:30 - 21:00 -

Thursday 26/5
  • Gentle Movement with Lina
    🕙 Thursday 26/5  07:30 - 08:30 - Big Annex

  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Thursday 26/5  12:30 - 13:00 - Strawbale House

Friday 27/5
  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Friday 27/5  12:30 - 13:00 - Strawbale House

  • Sauna
    🕙 Friday 27/5  19:00 - 22:00 - Sauna

    Do not attend if symptomatic! Please don’t put a log on after 22:00


Saturday 28/5
  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Saturday 28/5  12:30 - 13:00 - Strawbale House

  • Café is open
    🕙 Saturday 28/5  13:30 - 16:30 - Café

    There will be an opportunity to purchase lunch, which will be served from 13.30 to 14.30.


Sunday 29/5
  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Sunday 29/5  12:30 - 13:00 - Strawbale House

Monday 30/5
  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Monday 30/5  12:30 - 13:00 - Strawbale House

  • Sound System Debut Extravaganza - with Mark & Masha
    🕙 Monday 30/5  20:00 - 21:30 - Upper Barn

Tuesday 31/5
  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Tuesday 31/5  12:30 - 13:00 - Strawbale House

  • Yogic Movements with Anders
    🕙 Tuesday 31/5  17:00 - 18:30 - Big Annex

    "Yogic Movements"
    (A mix of power yoga, MovNat and Mindfulness)

    Extended


  • Conscious Touch Club with Karis
    🕙 Tuesday 31/5  19:30 - 21:30 - Big Annex

Wednesday 01/6
  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Wednesday 01/6  12:30 - 13:00 - Strawbale House

  • Café is open
    🕙 Wednesday 01/6  16:30 - 19:30 - Café

    There will be an opportunity to purchase dinner, which will be served from 18.00 to 19.00.


Thursday 02/6
  • Gentle Movement with Lina
    🕙 Thursday 02/6  07:30 - 08:30 - Big Annex

  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Thursday 02/6  12:30 - 13:00 - Strawbale House

  • Singing circle with BadJams Bhadjans Band
    🕙 Thursday 02/6  19:30 - 21:00 - Strawbale House

Friday 03/6
  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Friday 03/6  12:30 - 13:00 - Strawbale House

  • Sauna
    🕙 Friday 03/6  19:00 - 22:00 - Sauna

    Do not attend if symptomatic! Please don’t put a log on after 22:00


Saturday 04/6
  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Saturday 04/6  12:30 - 13:00 - Strawbale House

  • Café is open
    🕙 Saturday 04/6  13:30 - 16:30 - Café

    There will be an opportunity to purchase lunch, which will be served from 13.30 to 14.30.


Sunday 05/6
  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Sunday 05/6  12:30 - 13:00 - Strawbale House

As the program for the Extended Community is made by the community for the community we are always interested to hear from you if you would like to share your gift. Please contact us at volunteer@angsbacka.se with a title, short description, desired day and time and the desired space. We will contact you to discuss the possibilities.

The Extended Community email list

The extended community email list is the easiest way to stay connected with others in the extended community. If you live in the facinity of Ängsbacka and wish to join this list, please send us your email address by filling in the form below. One of the list administrators will add you to the email list.