since 1999

Village History //

In 1999, Vilnis and Inga Neimaņi, along with their two children, completed intensive training and gained experience in Camphill movement communities in Norway. They returned to their homeland to establish the first (and currently the only) Camphill village in Latvia. With the help of friends and volunteers, a simple rural house in the village of “Rožkalni” in Rencēni parish transformed into a dynamic community for individuals with special needs. In the early stages of the community, young people from orphanages found a sense of home and familial support here.
Later, the newly acquired friends from the Camphill movement in Norway traveled to Rožkalni to help build the second residential house – “Zenta Mauriņa house,” which was one of the first straw houses in Latvia.