Spirit of Nature Global-Natives at Mt. SoNNoS

Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand

  • Last updated: June 4, 2018 (2 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: February 20, 2014

Mission Statement

Healing via Huna, Higher self connection . meditation, prayer Organic Community, Spirit of Nature

Community Description

Global-Natives at Mt. SoNNoS is part of an interconnected network of communities, most in the early formative stages. The core of these communities’ philosophy is the BIOversity – a place of alternative teaching and learning that promotes alternative, we consider more fruitful and fulfilling, ways of living with a deeper, more respectful and spiritual connection with Mother Earth.

We are very few permanent residents, but many more transient visiting Global-Native tribal members from across the globe. People often stay from just days to weeks to months, but hopefully we can establish a larger core of more permanent years-long members.

We aspire to become more self-reliant but not isolating or insulating ourselves from broader, more conventional society. We maintain completely open doors and, at this point especially, strive to plant seeds of inspiration in the hearts and minds of all visitors, whether from the local, national, or global community.

By Western standards, our lifestyle appears very simple, with minimal electricity, appliances, hi-tech gadgetry, or amenities. But our lifestyle is rich and, in many ways, deeply complex as we rediscover our cultural heritage of intimate, community-based living, more connected to our so-called natural environment, striving to daily better understand the daily rhythms of the human and non-human worlds and the beautifully complex plant and animal worlds.

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2002
  • Start Living Together: 2002
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community. Send Message
  • Website address: http://www.global-native.org
  • Contact Name: Ursus Schwarz Black Bear
  • Phone: +0064(0)273520952
  • Mailing Address:
    1891 Takaka-Collingwood Highway
    Milnthorpe, past Para Para Inlet
    Takaka, Golden Bay, 7182
    New Zealand
  • Location


  • Type(s): Commune (organized around sharing almost everything), Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property), Traditional or Indigenous Community
  • Programs & Activities: School, Educational Institute or Experience, Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, Ethical Business, Investment Group, or Alternative Currency, Organization, Resource, or Network, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming, Festivals, Conferences, Events
  • Location: Rural


  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 21 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Room(s) in a house or building, Tiny house, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Mobile homes, RV’s, converted buses, Natural built structues, Caravan
  • Current Number of Residences: 4
  • Planned number of residences: 12
  • Planned Residence Types: Tiny house, Mobile homes, RV’s, converted buses
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Rental, Work-exchange, Included in Membership
  • Land owned by: Bioversity SoNNoS Cartable Trust


  • Adult Members: 15
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    visit first our website and then email, text, phone

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    seeking Bioversity students and medium to long term member participants. making contact, then arrange e visit and talking time

  • Additional Comments:

    get hold of the Book ” How to survive Capitalism? With the Global-Native Vision “

    because it is important you understand this outstanding Vision from the GlobalNative anyway for your own future and the future of mankind!


  • Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 20

Sustainability Practices


Additional Comments

get hold of the Book ” How to survive Capitalism? With the Global-Native Vision “

because it is important you understand this outstanding Vision from the GlobalNative anyway for your own future and the future of mankind!

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), Rainbow Family


Permaculture, Biodynamics, Huna Spirituality.Higher-selfe conection, Bioversity-Liveschool