Our community is made up of ~ 160 interesting and diverse people in the age range from 4 months 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. 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 and, as a result, we already have developed our connection. Our goal is to encourage neighbourly interaction while respecting people’s privacy – with a strong sense of 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, which 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.