Smial.Community

Northcote, Victoria, Australia

  • Last updated: August 15, 2017 (1 second ago)
  • Listing created on: August 14, 2017

Mission Statement

A community that provides affordable accommodation based upon natural building (cob dwelling) and sustainable resources processes.

The community will embrace both the ‘slowness of nature’ and the ‘speed of digital’.

Community Description

A community that provides affordable accommodation based upon natural building (cob dwelling) and sustainable resources processes.

The community will embrace both the ‘slowness of nature’ and the ‘speed of digital’.

About

  • Type(s): Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling), Student Housing or Student Co-Op, Transition Town or Eco-Neighborhood (focused on energy/resource resiliency)
  • Programs & Activities: Transition Town (post-petroleum and off-grid communities), School, Educational Institute or Experience, Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association, Ethical Business, Investment Group, or Alternative Currency
  • Location: Urban

Housing

  • Status: We do not have land
  • Current Residence Types: Room(s) in a house or building
  • Planned number of residences: 10
  • Planned Residence Types: Room(s) in a house or building
  • Housing Provided: Purchase
  • Land owned by: Property Management Company

Membership

  • Adult Members: 5
  • Child Members: 0
  • Non-member Residents: 2
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Please contact David on 0414 444 285.

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    There are many levels of membership…. from passive to active…

  • Additional Comments:

    Our Community is based upon each person living to their personal ‘Golden Rule’. A good example of this is ‘Do as you would be done by.’

Government

  • Decision Making: Voting (majority or super-majority rule)
  • Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    Our Community is based upon each person living to their personal ‘Golden Rule’. A good example of this is ‘Do as you would be done by.’

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes (some debt)
  • Additional Comments:

    Our Community is based upon each person living to their personal ‘Golden Rule’. A good example of this is ‘Do as you would be done by.’

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
  • Current renewable energy generation: 26-49%
  • Energy sources: Solar, Wind, Clean Energy from the Grid
  • Planned renewable energy generation: Almost All, around 90%
  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Planned food produced: Up to 25%
  • Food produced locally: Between 26-49%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Vehicle Share, Library, Workshop, Hot tub or hot springs, Large Scale Kitchen, Gym or sports area, Internet
  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, exceptionally.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Paleo (no grains, dairy, processed foods, or legumes), Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), Mostly Vegetarian, Mostly Vegan, Raw or Mostly Raw
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Sometimes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Not a particularly spiritual or religious community
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Up to each family or individual
  • Healthcare Options: Community Plan
  • Additional Comments:

    Our Community is based upon each person living to their personal ‘Golden Rule’. A good example of this is ‘Do as you would be done by.’

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

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

Keywords

energy, cob, sustainability, technology, digital, minimalism