As you already know, the Kingdom is home to many projects that run in parallel. As a transgenerational and ever-changing community, we strive to cater to the needs of our diverse and unique guests. One such project is Leo’s Den, which serves as our worldschooling hub where we intentionally learn and teach from and to each other.
The inspiration for the name “Leo’s Den” came from two of our community friends and family visitors who share the same nickname. Given that the lion is often considered a symbol of wisdom, knowledge, and learning across cultures, we felt that it was fitting. Additionally, the term “den” evokes a sense of comfort and intimacy in our minds, which we believe creates a conducive atmosphere for learning and collaboration.
At our worldschooling hub, we welcome guests, traveling volunteers, and families who stay with us for several weeks to months at a time (or longer). Together, we form temporary communities with a shared goal of learning from one another’s skills and experiences. Our location in a magical forest allows us to explore the planet firsthand, surrounded by nature’s beauty.
Worldschooling is a unique and exciting approach to education that has become increasingly popular among families with a desire to travel and introduce their children to the world around them. With a holistic approach to learning, worldschooling emphasizes the importance of experiential learning as a means of solidifying knowledge and exploring children’s talents in a flexible way that traditional schooling cannot always provide.
At the heart of the worldschooling community is a desire to understand and become sensitive to other world-views, making it a truly immersive and enlightening experience for both children and adults alike. By stepping outside of their comfort zones and exploring new cultures, traditions, and ways of life, worldschoolers gain a deep appreciation for the diversity of our world.
Whether it’s visiting ancient ruins, studying marine life in the ocean, or learning a new language, worldschooling provides a unique opportunity for families to come together and learn through shared experiences. Through this approach to education, children gain a greater understanding of the world around them and develop a lifelong love for learning that extends beyond the classroom.
Every worldschooling community that emerges from our hub is distinct and one-of-a-kind, offering a new and unique experience every time. Despite this, there are recurring events that bring people together, such as spending a night in a tree, stargazing while swimming, or harvesting fresh salad greens. However, each new individual or worldschooling family brings with them the potential for unexpected ideas and impromptu adventures, making each community truly unique.
Our hub was created for children of all ages from newborns to those over a century old, learning away from school and traveling the world to discover its treasures. Our worldschooling hub welcomes individuals of all ages and stages of their travels, providing a space for mutual learning and teaching from and to children. Whether your interests lie in dinosaurs, carpentry, or caterpillars, you will find enthusiastic listeners and eager eyes full of joy here, ready to engage with your ideas, experiences and passions.
Currently, we can only accommodate worldschooling families in tents during the warmer months. However, if you have your house on wheels, we would be delighted to host you throughout the year. For those who travel lighter, stay tuned as we plan to introduce additional accommodation options soon.