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Homeland

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

Listing created on: April 25, 2009

Homeland

(Thora, New South Wales, Australia)

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.

About

Housing

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

Membership

  • Adult Members: 19
  • Child Members: 5
  • Non-member Residents: 10
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Email at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • Open to new Members: No

Government

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

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Additional Comments: unspecified

    AUD10

    AUD30.50

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Up to 25%

Lifestyle

  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling

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