Formed: 2007 Established: 2010
This page last updated:3/17/2013
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Atamai Village is designed to provide an enduring community for at least 200 people. Villagers will live in privately owned homes, and enjoy the benefits of a large common area jointly managed to enhance physical and social resilience.
Atamai is specifically designed to deal with the impacts of climate change, energy descent and the economic and social challenges that are likely to follow.
The development of our ecovillage is already in progress, with food security already established in the form of orchards, grazing, and market gardening. We have lots ready for sale, and buildings under construction. We also have various on-site business and livelihood opportunities.
We are located within biking distance of Motueka, on the top of NZ's South Island, and less and an hour's drive from Nelson and Richmond.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
Living at Atamai Village
This page last updated:3/17/2013
Visitor Process: We are always happy to give tours of the site to interested parties. Please contact us via our website to arrange a visit. We also accept WWOOFers for extended stays.
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
(Will eventually be 50 households, several hundred members)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(This is built into the land price, and provides ownership of a share of the commons.)
(We hope to have our commons pay for itself, but if that is not viable, then we could choose to charge ourselves a yearly levy.)
Land and Buildings
100 acres (40.5 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Number of Residences:
(We hope to have cohousing developments within the village, but we are not a cohousing development as a whole.)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(We can provide all our own needs in fruit & vegetables. Meat and dairy available soon.)
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(We have all types here.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
:: Paganism/Earth Religions
:: Roman Catholic
:: Private school off the property
:: Public schooled
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