Summer in the iron age village
July 29, 2012 1:41am CST
Today I read a newspaper article about a Danish family who has decided to spend their vacation in an unusual way. The entire family (grandparents, parents and children) spends the summer in the iron age village. It is an open air museum where the houses are built like houses in the iron age and where the where participants live like people from the iron age and spend their time on the activities from that time. They cook their food over an open fire, the collect herbs, they learn how to use a bow and arrow, they make their own knives etc. In the article it said that the children found it is little hard to live without computers and cellphones, but they enjoy the different activities in the village. What do you think about the way that the family has chosen to spend their summer? Would you be willing to do the same thing? How would your children react if you suggested this kind of vacation?
30 Jul 12
I also think that it is interesting to experience the lifestyle from the past. So many things were different at that time and they didn't have the modern conveniences that we take for granted today. When I was a child I spent some time in the iron age village. Me and my classmates worked in the village for one week. We didn't live there. We lived at home, but we spent our days in the village. I spent most of my time in the weavery and some of the time in the kitchen. We collected stinging nettles and made our own soup. I didn't like the soup, but it was still an interesting experience and I learned a lot of the iron age during my stay there.
29 Jul 12
Hi friend, good to hear about this vacation. I hope really they enjoyed a lot with it. This idea is really unique, i am curious to enjoy this kind of vacations. Spending our time with our family members in a new ways always give more fun and enjoyment to you, as you mentioned the kids are missing the tech items like computer and cell phones and enjoy a lot with this new and unique celebration, really it is cool. I like this iron village vacation method
31 Jul 12
I also think that it is a unique idea to spend your vacation that way and I think that the family enjoyed spending their time in the village even though it was a little difficult for the children to get used to a lifestyle without cellphones and computers. I think that it is nice way for the family to spend time together and they have to learn to work together in a way that they aren't used to. I spent a week in this village when I was a child. I didn't live there with my family, but my classmates and I spent some time there as part of a school project. It was a very interesting experience.
29 Jul 12
Hello Porcospino, It's an amazing way to spend the vacations. Just imagine no phone calls, no traffic, no horns, no accidents. Yeah its little difficult to adjust in those little resources but at the end you find so joyful and adventurous as it brings something new to your life.
30 Jul 12
I think that it would be an interesting change to spend a vacation there. We have become so used to our phones, computers, cars etc and it would be a very different experience to spend a week in that village. There must be extremely quiet in the village since there are phones, tvs, stereos or cars. In the newpaper I read about an entire family who had chosen to spend their vacation there. The children missed their cellphones in the beginning, but after a while they adjusted to the life the in village and started enjoyed the activities like the lessons where they learned how to use a bow and arrow.
29 Jul 12
I think that its a great way to spend a vacation once in a while.We are so used to spending our entire lives encased in structures of steel,glass and concrete that an occasion like this comes like a breath of fresh air.Living close to Nature, doing what our ancestors did when they did not have the means which modern man has can bring a lot of positive energy in ones being and refresh the body, mind and soul.It is certainly good to get away from the TV, computer, cellphone, refrigeratorr, airconditioner, heater etc and live under the blue sky,eating freshly cooked food on fire and breathing fresh air.This once in a while experience will invigorate,bring a welcome change in our lives and make us feel refreshed and happy.
29 Jul 12
I also think that it would be an interesting way to spend a vacation. Today all those modern conveniences have become a big part of our lives and it could be an interesting challenge to spend a vacation far away from all those things. It would also teach us something about the lifestyles of our ancestors. It is fine to read books about history, but I think that a stay in that iron age village will give us a different kind of knowledge about that time because we actually get the chance to live like they did and participate in the same activities as them.