Motueka, Tasman, New Zealand
- Last updated: January 3, 2016 (1 year ago)
- Listing created on: September 18, 2012
Living well, sustainably, together
Atamai Village is designed to provide an enduring community for at least 200 people. Villagers will live in privately owned homes, and enjoy the benefits of a large common area jointly managed to enhance physical and social resilience.
Atamai is specifically designed to deal with the impacts of climate change, energy descent and the economic and social challenges that are likely to follow.
The development of our ecovillage is well underway. We have a dozen families on site, living in interesting eco-homes. Our common land has been developed into orchards, grazing, market gardening and forestry. We will eventually be quite large, about 50 homes, and so we are still actively developing these titles. We currently have lots of various prices and sizes for sale.
We are located within biking distance of Motueka, on the top of NZ’s South Island, and less and an hour’s drive from Nelson and Richmond.
- Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
- Started Planning: 2007
- Start Living Together: 2010
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community. Send Message
- Website address: http://www.atamaivillage.nz
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/atamaivillage
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/atamaivillage
- Contact Name: Patsy Blackstock
- Phone: +64 21 075 3808
- Community Address:
21 Mytton Heights
Motueka, Tasman, 7176
- Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
- Programs & Activities: Transition Town (post-petroleum and off-grid communities), Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, Ethical Business, Investment Group, or Alternative Currency, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming, Festivals, Conferences, Events
- Location: Rural
- Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
- Identified Leader: No
- Leadership Core Group: No
- Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
- Shared Income: None
- Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested
- Open to members with existing debt: Yes
- Additional Comments:
This is built into the land price, and provides ownership of a share of the commons.
We hope to have our commons pay for itself, but if that is not viable, then we could choose to charge ourselves a yearly levy.
- Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
- Current renewable energy generation: Almost All, around 90%
- Energy sources: Solar
- Planned renewable energy generation: Almost All, around 90%
- Current food produced: Between 26-49%
- Planned food produced: From 50-75%
- Food produced locally: Between 26-49%
- Common Facilities: Garden(s), Workshop, Outbuilding(s), Swimming pond or pool, Tractor & Farm Equipment, Fire pit, Swingsets & play areas, Internet
- Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
- Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
- Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
- Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
- Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Paleo (no grains, dairy, processed foods, or legumes), Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Vegetarian Only (no animal meat; dairy and eggs okay) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegetarian, Mostly Vegetarian, Vegan Only (plants only, no animal products) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegan., Mostly Vegan, Opportunivore (dumpster diving, nature harvesting, etc.), Raw or Mostly Raw, Kosher, Halal, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
- Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
- Special Diets OK: Yes
- Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
- Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
- Additional Diet Comments:
We can provide all our own needs in fruit & vegetables. Meat and dairy available soon.
We have all types here.
- Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices), Christian, Buddhist, Wiccan, Protestant, Catholic, Quaker, Atheist
- Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
- Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Private School off the property, Public Schooling, Up to each family or individual