Generation Home

The place where sharing wisdom is key! Through a wide variety of interactive lectures, workshops, jam sessions, spoken word, inspirational talks and documentaries you’ll get in touch with an abundance of knowledge, insights, awareness and skills.

At the Generation House you’ll get inspired to make a positive change in your direct environment. The experts will give you all knowledge and skills to manifest those changes in your daily life.

Explore and investigate everything around self-sufficient off grid living, permaculture, food forests, seed saving, plant medicines, deep ecology, alternative forms of education, tiny houses, community building and personal development.

Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

“””Self-sufficient Off-grid”” aka Be The Change You Want To See “

Niels Gorisse from Strohplatz

"""Self-sufficient Off-grid"" aka Be The Change You Want To See
Do you want to (re)build more sustainable? Have a smaller ecological
footprint? Create a better world? Or build a tiny house? Here’s what you can
do! Strohplatz offers workshops “Self-sufficient Off-grid” in which you will
learn the wisdom to live more sustainable, and therefore create a better world!
Get in touch with alternative and sustainable ways regarding heating,
water, energy and sanitary. Feel welcome if you want to learn more about solar tubes, solar panels,
water purification filtering, compost toilets, ecological insulation, rainwater
storage, wetland systems and more.
Every day there’ll be different subjects, so join the course and get real
deep into it!

A rainbow tribe jam session

Baynana Collective

Baynana is a collective of musicians, artists and performers from different parts of the world, living in the Netherlands. Music is what brings them here and through music they connect. In this connection they investigate the sounds of the other and their (shared) values. They learn from each other and become one in this moment.

 We invite you to the Generation house to experience this strong and powerful energy we are going build together.

 A big part of the collective exists of musicians from Syria and other
countries in the Middle East.  With this
project we want to show people that these young, talented and beautiful persons
are more then fled people from oppressed countries in war. We are part of a
movement that is changing the existing narrative.

A TRIBE! Workshop – ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’

Karin Koetsveld

"Are you looking for your tribe? Come to the TRIBE! Workshop series and discover more about tribal perspectives, positions and connecting with others (energetically).

In these three up following workshops we will dive into:

o The four perspectives everyone uses, without realizing - one of them is the tribal perspective (next to the individual, the peoples and the unifying perspective).

o The difference in connecting with others (energetically) having different perspectives, and thus how to create a tribe almost instantly.

Basic introduction workshop (interactive lecture) in permaculture

Maranke Spoor

The word permaculture comes from permanent (sustainable) culture/agriculture. Permaculture is a multidisciplinairy design science based in ethics. The goal of permaculture is: meeting our human needs while increasing ecosystem health. Three ethical principles help us achieve this goal: earth care, people care, fair shares. Permaculture also works with design principles that are based on patterns observed in nature.

Big subjects about Tiny Living

Tiny Lectures Series

All about Tiny Living, brought to you by Proeftuin Erasmusveld and the Tiny House Acadamy. Learn more about; Basics and Philosophy of Tiny Living, Design your own Tiny House, Community & Infrastructure, Energy & off-grid.

Closing The Loop

Fedde Jorritsma

In this interactive lecture we will design, demonstrate and talk about how to close the loop of pee, poo and greywater. What are the options and how can you apply them for your situation? For 7 years I worked in Central Asia on low-tech solutions for sustainable living. Afterwards I cycled about 12000 km around the world and gave many workshops in communities. Back in the Netherlands I founded LocalWise. LocalWise helps to realize ideas for local water, sanitation and energy facilities: design, advice, courses and project guidance.

Colibry Messengers from Colombia

Inspirational Talk

During The Living Village Festival 4 medicinemen from different traditions from Colombia come to share the message that is passed on by the indigenous people about the earth.

They are guardians of the land, water, and feel the importance to share this so we can connect and awake this wisdom that is inside all of us.

We bring one message from an elder from the Muyska tribe, Jate Kulchevita. Who is guiding in the spiral school, many people by his words and presence in talking circels (mambeadero) back to their essence. The origin. To the seed that we are, all with one unique design. Weaving a web of connections in and outside ourselves to go fully on our mission here on mother earth."

Come2LIFE! (Learning In a Free Environment)

Democratic Education

We offer a lecture in which we share elements of our school LIFE! Learning In a Free Environment. We will share about the principles of democratic education/Nonviolent Communication in Education; sociocratic decision-making with the experience of writing a motion and deciding together; we will share about conflict resolution with sociocracy and NVC.

Compost Toilets in Public Spaces

Samantha Feelix - Material Flow Expert

"Whatdo you have to think about to create a poo-catcher for the general public? And what do you do with it afterwards? There is a solution for any budget,
available materials and skills. Come listen to a short story about the building
of Garden project, festival and pop-up compost toilets. Followed by the
designing of your own special compost toilet sharing knowledge and ideas with
people in the workshop.

By Samantha Feelix–Compost toilet builder for festivals and diverse projects
since 2015."

CuriouslyWise – Parenting by Nature

Saskia op de Weegh

How can we as parents, teachers, provide our children a context in which they can follow their own true nature? How can we support them to explore their own world and follow their curiosity? How can we hold space for them to grow up themselves, to have their own experiences and to find their own truth? And how can we as parents connect with our true nature again and follow our curiosity? In this interactive lecture I share what I discovered the past 6 years and show fragments of two films I made about it.

Deep Ecology

Monique Wijn van De Godin - Eetbaar Landschap

Deep ecology is an ecological and environmental philosophy promoting the inherent worth of living beings regardless of their instrumental utility to human needs, plus a radical restructuring of modern human societies in accordance with such ideas. In the workshop we will experience our deep connection with life and all living beings and how this affects our emotions and well being. It can give us a deep gratitude towards life and empower us to take steps in becoming active. Deep ecology is developed by Joanna Macy, being an environmentalist and strongly influenced by Buddhism.

Deep Ecology

Boris Meurs

There is one concept that I deem of the greatest importance in the coming epoch: "nature". As a philosopher, I attempt to come to terms with this nettlesome concept through open dialogue with others, genealogical study of the concept and thinking about its future in a world under the sway of industrialization.

Discussion on the challenges we face while changing our way of living

Irene van Gent

In this interactive session we talk about the changes we want to make in the world and what challenges come with them. I am researching a subject for a new book, about why do we live the way we do and how can we live in a different way. As pioneers we know how we want to make a difference, but the world or the systems are not always ready to change with us. How do we coop with this and what would we like to change. In one hour we start with an overview of this subject, during the following days we can explore and exchange thoughts further.

Documentary : Living The Change

Documentary by Directors Jordan Osmond and Antoinette Wilson

Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.

Education for sustainable developement

Monica and Henk Petter from GAIA NL

An introduction of Education for sustainable developement

Everything about EcoVillageNetwork

Eco Village Network NL

We are a Network of co-creaters who support eachother in living more sustainable. Every morning from 10 - 11 from Thursday till Sunday you're invited to get in touch with the EcoVillageNetwork Netherlands. We'll be exploring different subjects each day, such as community building, caretaking in an Eco Village. You'll get in touch with all different eco villages in the Netherlands, Europe and the rest of the world.

Food Forests, food for the future

Bouwie Greenman van Stichting Het Levende Dorp

You can eat many delicious things from nature and with a good design in mind we can create edible landscapes which can provide the new generations with an abundance and diverse food production system for the whole year round. Food Forests are the way to transform from a less healthy monoculture to a sustainable and earth caring future. Multi-layer planting, polycultures and succession are elements in the design.

GAIA Schools

Henk Petter from GAIA NL

Henk will speak about the five GAIA schools in Estonia, the five GAIA Schools in Brasil and the work of GAIA youth work in India and Majorca. Henk will also explains how you can start your own GAIA school or GAIA youth project certified by GAIA Education and the pedagogy and curriclum of GAIA youth projects.

Green Adventures in the middle of society

Marin Leus from Green Adventures

How to live in a more sustainable and natural way in the middle of society? We will look at different aspects of our daily life, and what actions you can undertake to live more sustainable. Theme's that come up are food (without waste, foraging, local food, plantbased..) minimalism, volunteering on farms and off-grid life.

Holistic Pregnancy and Birth

Antje Martje Bakker

As a holistic Midwife I facilitate women, men and babies to experience and create their personal and unique path in preganacy, birth and life. In one of the most opening, pure, magical and raw periods of our lives growth of consiousness and healing is what wants to happen. In which body, mind, soul and spirituality are all connected and manifested. I wish to create a safe space, free of any type of judgements, to share about my vision on/ experience in this sacred period, but especially in wich also is enough space to exchange birth experiences. What do you know about your own birth, about the energy in your parents and the environment when you were implanting and growing in the womb, when you were born? Do you realise how much this effects you in your life, and how much potential this awareness gives you to heal? How did you experience giving birth? Did you feel safe and was it an empowering experience, or felt lost and taken over? All was the perfect thing to happen on your path, ment to surve you. Let's put all our stories in the light. Become aware.

Inspirational Talk – Take that leap of faith!

Frieda Bakker from My Tiny House NL

Tiny Living expert Frieda Bakker will take you on her life’s journey. She’ll share her inspiring story openly, full of humour, self-reflection and awareness. Frieda was one of the first to spark the Tiny House Movement in the Netherlands and continued her journey in the USA. Moving from conventional ways of living to a suitcase-life and facing all the fears that come along. Exploring ideas about safety, security and trusting yourself. Do you want to jump in at the deep end, but are wondering where to start? Come join Frieda’s journey and see where it takes you!

Interactive lecture on Dragon Dreaming

Martijn Ballemans from PUUR Permacultuur

How do you start a project, how do you keep it going, and how do you create a sense of connection? What are the natural steps in these processes? Dragon Dreaming is a method focussed on the natural growth of community projects. It gives insights and tools to smoothly co-create projects. In PUUR Permacultuur year courses this is an important element. Get involved and get inspirered!

Introduction to Permaculture

Martijn Ballemans from PUUR Permacultuur

Permaculture is a holistic design method focussed on natural processes, smart adaptations and creating abundance. With this sustainable method you give shape to ways of growing food, living, energie, water and more. In short, permaculture is the way towards a sustainable lifestyle!

Kundalini Tantra

Wilbrand Schothuis & School der LiefdesKunst

"Kundalini the primal energy located at the base of the spine. Kundalini
yoga and tantra work with this life energy that is the
reason for our excistance.

In a short lecture Wilbrand (Kundalini yoga teacher) and Bouwie
(Tantra teacher) will explain a bit about this remarkable energy and
guide you to a few simple excercizes and making an deeper
connection with a fellow villager."

Lecture on soil fertility and biodiversity aka “Discover the hidden world underneath your feet!”

Marc Siepman

Discover the hidden world underneath your feet! Countless organisms live underground, like; bacteria, fungi, protozoa, nematodes, mites, snails, and worms. In mind-boggling numbers, and in unbelievable varieties. In this 1,5 hour lecture Marc Siepman will explain how these are all connected, and how you can help them to help you. Because a quarter of all biodiversity lives underground, all these little animals help to prevent plagues and diseases and make plants grow healthier.

Lecture: Ascensie proces

Joy Ligteringen from Maanzin Publishing

In deze lezing onderzoeken we het ascensie proces, en wat dit betekend voor je persoonlijke reis. We ronden af met een begeleidende meditatie.

Live Music


Syrian performing artist Mo3taz with his musicbox

Lokale Verhalen Vertellers (NL)

Greet en Rita

Misschien is het vertellen van verhalen wel de oudste traditie. Zolang er mensen zijn op aarde worden er verhalen verteld. Kom samen op reis door de lokale geschiedenis en geniet van de oude mythes, legende's!

My Mirror

Razan Hassan

My mirror is about an independent girl struggeling with her society that sees her as a weak creature just because she's not a man or because she doesn't have a man in her life, so she decides in a moment of freedom to be her own man. her decision manifested in a dance..

Normal Is Over

Documentary by Renee Scheltema

"This unique documentary examines how our economic and financial
system connects all these issues, and offers solutions, which could be
implemented immediately, from practical everyday fixes to rethinking the
overarching myths of our time.
Renée takes off on an artistic, multinational voyage, meeting not only prominent
experts, but also everyday citizens who concentrate on matters such as
organic agriculture, the banning of plastic, saving species, ecological
economics, sustainable architecture, renewable energy, and more."

Save Creativity, save the World

Ongebaande Paden

An inspirational talk about changing the world and other small things..

Seed Saving

Monique Wijn van De Godin - Eetbaar Landschap

Seeds are becoming more and more company owned. Learn how to become a seed saver, to regain more seed freedom and food sovereignty.

Seed: The Untold Story

Directed and Produced by Taggart Siegel & Jon Betz

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.

Seeds of Sustainability

Klavdia Debelova

"Klavdia Debelova provides the sustainability monitoring for The Living Village Festival.
She will plant seeds of awareness through interactive play,
interesting facts, share personal knowledge, and have an open dialogue
about sustainability. Together you'll be connecting the dots by touching
upon topics such as consumption, fashion, bio industry and food surplus.
Small change in behaviour leads to grand impact globally! "

Spirit and wisdom of plant medicines

Ana Branco

"What do plant medicines theach us? How to open for it? Day by day integration of their wisdom"

The Art of African Ubuntu

Judith van Woudenberg

Ubuntu is the word for a South African way of living, which says: “I exist because you exist”. It expresses our interconnectedness with mutual relations, that we can’t live just on our own but are dependent on each other. Not only as human beings together, but also with animals, plants and trees, in fact: with Mother Earth and with nature as a whole.

The magic of following your own path

Saskia op de Weegh

"How do we create the new world we are longing for, for ourselves and our
society? How do you take steps into a unknown world. How do you takes
steps on to your own path and let it unfold itself at the same time?

The past years I followed my curiosity exploring this by going on a
‘book-adventure’. I made the book ‘Nieuwe paden banen’ (in Dutch) by
interviewing pioneers and by exploring and photographing new paths in
In this workshop I share what I discovered and we experiment
with following our own paths by taking steps and let the path unfold
itself at the same time. We also explore what your adventure is at this

Trust & Connection Workshop

Griet Vandenhouweele from Moov-It

"A great start of the Festival Programming; Connecting with yourself and fellow villagers to feel a deep sense of community or tribe. Through a variety of exercizes you'll explore your relation to yourself and others. There'll be some meditation, acroyoga, sharing and more!

Upcycle – From Bio-Waste to Top Soil – Intro to bokashi

Samantha Feelix - Material Flow Expert

"From kitchen cuttings/coffee grinds/cardboard to top soil and raised garden beds.
An explanation with pictures ;) of our BIO-Waste on-site, the creation and maintenance of a worm-box for top quality soil and HugelBeds for raised plant beds - for supplying the kitchen with food for the next event using rotting tree trunks, cardboard, and kitchen waste.

By Samantha Feelix - Location Manager DeelTuin Noord

Visualize your dream, then start creating!

Ongebaande Paden

Creative Psychologist and Nature Coach Anne Mathot will help you to get a clearer vision of your dream and what you would love to create in this world (small or big). In the workshop you’ll get in touch with your calling through visualisation and creative exercices. Anne creates a space of inspiration and connection with yourself and others.