Our community is made up of ~ 180 interesting and diverse people in the age range from newborn to late 70’s. We have around 30 kids in the Ecovillage, and are connected with the local school, as well as the Steiner, Montessori and Homeschooling communities. Right now, we are building our homes in the first stage of our residential development. Our members include plumbers and bankers, property valuers and landscapers, social workers and midwives. We have several members who work from home, with a strong community that combats any feeling of isolation.
We are particularly proud that we have built our community first before our homes. Our goal is to encourage neighbourly interaction while respecting people’s privacy – with a strong sense of community belonging. To support this, our Community Team oversees areas we call Belonging, Communicating, Collaborating and Place Making & Fun Weaving.
We have adopted a form of governance called Sociocracy, which underpins the way we run the village and make decisions that affect the community. It helps with transparency and fairness, allows all voices to be heard and makes for better decisions with greater buy-in from those affected by the decision. Please contact us, if you would like to attend ‘A Taste of Sociocracy’ session to learn more.
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Recent Posts in Community ›
House-sitting at the EcovillageFebruary 1, 2022
Plotting our progress – Evaluating Narara Ecovillage’s social, environmental, and economic projectsJanuary 21, 2022
Other Recent Blog Posts
- Ecoliving Podcast #3: Community Batteries, Smartgrids, and Microgrids
- Community Battery & Smart Grid Launch
- Ecoliving Podcast #2: Passive House (Passivhaus) and Envirotecture
- House-sitting at the Ecovillage
- Plotting our progress – Evaluating Narara Ecovillage’s social, environmental, and economic projects