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Last updated: December 15, 2013 (7 months ago)
Listing created on: September 18, 2012

Atamai Village

(Motueka, Tasman, New Zealand)

  • Status: Established
  • Formed: 2007  Established: 2010
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://www.atamaivillage.com
  • Contact Name: Craig Ambrose
  • Address:
    168 McBrydie Rd
    Motueka, Tasman, 7175
    New Zealand
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    We are always happy to give tours of the site to interested parties. Please contact us via our website to arrange a visit. We also accept WWOOFers for extended stays.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Resilient post-oil village

Community Description:

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 already in progress, with food security already established in the form of orchards, grazing, and market gardening. We have lots ready for sale, and buildings under construction. We also have various on-site business and livelihood opportunities.

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.

Population

  • Adult Members: 23
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Buddhist, Paganism/Earth Religions, Protestant/Lutheran, Roman Catholic
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Private School off the property, Public Schooling

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: No

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 100 acres
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Current number of residences: 50
  • Additional Comments: When complete.

    We hope to have cohousing developments within the village, but we are not a cohousing development as a whole.

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: No
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: No
  • 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.

Diet

  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Current food produced: Between 25-50%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: We can provide all our own needs in fruit & vegetables. Meat and dairy available soon.

    We have all types here.

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Video Gallery

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Keywords

peak oil,transition,resilience,resilient,car free

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We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
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