Last updated: January 1, 2013 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: September 13, 2011

Taman Petanu Eco Neighborhood

(Sukawati,, Bali, Indonesia)

Mission Statement:

Eco Neighborhood

Community Description:

The Taman Petanu Eco Neighborhood is a beautiful 1.5 Hectare property just 15 minutes south of Ubud located at Br Sumampan, Desa Kemenuh, Sukawati, Bali.

The founders came together and began to form in 2009. Taman Petanu Eco Neighborhood is currently in its first phase of development and has started building its Common Facilities.

The basis of Taman Petanu is a deep commitment to preserve and enhance Bali’s environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability.

It is being created to demonstrate a model for sustainable living and community empowerment that upholds the Balinese philosophy of Tri Hita Karana, which balances our harmony with man, nature, and God or Universal Energy.

The neighborhood includes 20 self contained private plots, which are supported by a range of common access facilities including: centralized waste and wastewater treatment, Permaculture landscaping, pool, playground, barbecue & gathering area, amphitheater and pavilion for workshops and events.

There are still opportunities for families and individuals to become owners, and also to become involved.

Taman Petanu Eco Neighborhood Vision:
Taman Petanu is a consciously evolving model community that embraces diversity and radiates harmony, respect, innovation, abundance and joy.”

To view a video of members sharing the “Taman Petanu Community Vision ” please visit You Tube :

For regular updates and to network with the Taman Petanu community please Join us on Facebook at:
Taman Petanu Eco Neighbourhood


  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Not that we are planning to apart from Meditation and martial arts practices

    We respect everyone’s spiritual practices and we adapt to the local Balinese hindu traditions

    All of the choices will be valid once we all move in

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Additional Comments: For more details on our social structure please visit the neighborhoods website

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 3.2 acres
  • Land owned by: Other
  • Current number of residences: 19
  • Additional Comments: Each members own their own plot and co-own the commons – all within the land borders

    When finished building

    Not entirely

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Additional Comments: We will have to talk about it

    Members become owners through ownership agreement or long term lease agreement

    Management and maintenance fees apply


  • 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.
  • Additional comments: Not at this stage yet

    Not at this stage yet

Video Gallery

[youlist vid="lAEygfyLvPk,jJ63othutAU" width="720" height="480"]

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)


eco village, wastewater gardens, rainwater harvesting, permaculture, organic, garden, landscape, sus

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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.