Christian Ecovillage

Upcoming landshare cooperative in Tasmania

Christian

We will be an open, non-denominational Christian community (not a commune) built on values of faith, hope and love, welcoming to visitors and new members without prejudice.

Cooperative

We will operate under cooperative legal structure in order to maintain our non-hierarchical governance, continuing affordability and community focus.

Ecovillage

We will embrace the Biblical calling of our stewardship of God’s creation and our responsibility for its care by diligent commitment to environmental best practices.

Tasmania

  We have chosen Tasmania for our development due to its affordability and environmental wealth. The exact location will be decided jointly by our founding members.

Our vision

Vibrant, resilient, sustainable

  



Our vision is an affordable yet sophisticated residential development.

Cohousing is a proven and well functioning housing typology, common in Europe and increasingly in Australia. Quite similar to strata, cohousing allows residents to enjoy a healthy balance between private and social life, whilst providing opportunities for substantial construction cost savings.

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Drawing from both traditional models and contemporary knowledge, we aim to create a beautiful home for a vibrant, multigenerational, environmentally minded community.

Affordability is key to our vision. We believe it possible for our members to buy a land share and build a modest home from as low as $70-100,000 (owner built, extensible later).

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Development Principles

Below are some of our emerging principles.

Masterplan

A compact building array informed by proven, well functioning historical and contemporary models will afford residents both good privacy and social interaction.

Architecture

Inspired by picturesque European towns, our buildings will speak a common design language, utilising local materials and sustainable design principles.

Cost and Funding

We aim to make it possible to buy a land share and build a modest  home (extendable later) from $70-100,000.

Local economy

We will encourage local business and economy, such as professional services, online business, home industries, urban farming and food production.

People and community

The development welcomes young people, families and the elderly alike, creating a naturally balanced community.

Bylaws and conflict resolution

Bylaws will guide the daily operation of the development. Any conflict will be resolved in a positive manner.

The design

Design guidelines

Inevitably, those magical, picturesque villages and towns that keep appearing in photographs, films and paintings have things in common: consistent aesthetic according to specific local conditions, strong identity and rich traditions and culture shared across many generations. Some are also blessed by breathtaking natural scenery. We look for nothing less.

The development is a community building project designed to grow organically and harmoniously, with each member’s voice heard. 

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