Last updated: June 21, 2012 (3 years ago)

Listing created on: April 25, 2009


(Thora, New South Wales, Australia)

  • Status: Established
  • Started Planning: 1977
  • Start Living Together: 1977
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: No
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: The Secretary
  • Phone: +61 2 6655 8781
  • Address:
    769 Darkwood Rd
    Thora, New South Wales, 2454
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Email at least 2 weeks in advance.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: No

Mission Statement:

NewAge Spirituality Ecovillage

Community Description:

Homeland Foundation is constituted as a charitable trust with the advancement of religion as its principal object. Each person invited to Homeland has the opportunity to share our beautiful natural surroundings, community resources, participate at events and engage in the rewards and challenges of our group’s processes.

Situated amid lush subtropical rainforest, national parks and embraced by the crystalline waters of the Bellinger River, the rugged escarpment of the Dorrigo plateau, with its numerous waterfalls and misty, knife-edge ridges, overlooks us in our place of paradise.

Homeland Community was founded in 1977 and exists today for many and various reasons, growing from its philosophical birthplace in New Age ideals and the wonder of the Findhorn Community in Scotland to be moulded by all those who have come here, over the years, to help in the care and stewardship of this land and the actualisation of the Trust objects.


  • Adult Members: 19
  • Child Members: 5
  • Non-member Residents: 10
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: No

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling


  • Decision Making: By an individual community leader
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • Area: 306.4 acres
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Current Number of Residences: 16

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Required Labor Contribution: 0


  • Additional Comments: unspecified





  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%


  • 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 occasionally.


Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

Community Affiliations

Auroville, Chrysalis Community, Crystal Waters Permaculture Village, Findhorn Foundation and Community, Lórien

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.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge