More info about Röstånga and RUAB:
“Röstånga is a village of 900 inhabitants, placed in the rural part of Southern Sweden, and located right in the vicinity of the scenic Söderåsens National Park.
Ten years ago, when our local school was about to close due to a lack of pupils, we started a process of “community turnover” by both social and financial mobilization. Thanks to grassroots engagement, skills, endurance and guts we now run a community company with more than 400 shareholders. Together we own seven buildings including a small Museum of Modern Art, a local brewery, a restaurant, office, flats and houses. The company also supports programs in housing, gardening and redesign for asylum seekers providing platforms for integration, language, social bridging and job creation.”