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Tasman Ecovillage

Last updated: February 12, 2016 (20 hours ago)

Listing created on: April 10, 2011

Tasman Ecovillage

(Nubeena, Tasmania, Australia)

Mission Statement:

Our vision is a thriving, caring community which celebrates our connection with the earth and with each other.

Community Description:

Overlooking Parsons Bay in Nubeena, on the stunningly beautiful Tasman Peninsula, our 23 acre property is being transformed into a modern, sustainable and affordable community.

About

  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
  • Programs & Activities: Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming
  • Location: Small Town

Housing

  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 23 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Single-family homes, Room(s) in a house or building, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Lots to build on
  • Current Number of Residences: 10
  • Planned number of residences: 50
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Room(s) in a house or building, Natural built structues, Lots to build on
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Rental, Work-exchange
  • Land owned by: Owners Corporation
  • Additional Comments: Our community is an ecovillage designed around co-housing principles. There are 7 strata title units already in existence, and 50 land lots to be developed as pocket neighbourhoods designed for maximum community interaction. There is an existing “village centre” with a common kitchen and temporary common space.

Membership

  • Adult Members: 15
  • Child Members: 2
  • Non-member Residents: 6
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Please contact us. We have different arrangements depending on how long you would like to stay and your interests.
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Government

  • Decision Making: Sociocracy
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: No

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Working bees once a month. Other work will be paid for in community currency.

    The fee is for community development – buildings and infrastructure

    Only a small membership fee for our Association

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
  • Current renewable energy generation: 50-75%
  • Energy sources: Solar, Clean Energy from the Grid
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Planned food produced: From 50-75%
  • Food produced locally: Between 26-49%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Workshop, Outbuilding(s), Hot tub or hot springs, Large Scale Kitchen, Fire pit, Gym or sports area, Internet
  • Internet Available: Yes, both the community and individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Mostly Vegetarian, Mostly Vegan, 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 occasionally.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices)
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Public Schooling, Up to each family or individual
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

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

Keywords

community, organic, ecovillage, CSA, permaculture, cohousing

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