Last updated: August 14, 2013 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: April 10, 2011

Tasman Ecovillage

(Nubeena, Tasmania, Australia)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2011  Established: 2012
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://www.tasmanecovillage.org.au
  • Contact Name: Ilan Arnon
  • Phone: 61 3 6250 1111
  • Address:
    1583 Nubeena Rd
    Nubeena, Tasmania, 7184
    Australia
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Please contact us. We have different arrangements depending on how long you would like to stay and your interest,

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

intentional community

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 development.

We have approvals in place and are looking for like-minded people to join us. For more information, please visit our website :-)

Population

  • Adult Members: 11
  • Non-member Residents: 10
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Many of us meditate. We give thanks at all meals.

    The local public school to year 12 is very close by and some of our kids go there. Some of our members are home-schooling

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (includes “all religions”)
  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: No
  • Additional Comments: The community will have a management team as the village grows but the goernance structure enables all to participate

    SOciocracy based

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Small Town, Small Town
  • Area: 23 acres
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Current number of residences: 58
  • Additional Comments: Strata title – a mix of private and community ownership

    There are 8 existing partments and 50 vacant lots

    Still in construction

    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.

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • 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

Diet

  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • 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 seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: We are aiming for a much higher level than this

    We have a large vegetarian sector in our community but it is not exclusively so.

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

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

Keywords

community, self sufficiency, organic, ecovillage, CSA, permaculture, co-housing

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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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