The land of the Otamatea Eco Village is about 102 ha (250 acres) in total and was purchased specifically to be developed into an eco-village in 1997. We have resource consent from the Kaipara District Council to have fifteen separate titles.
Purchasers need to familiarize themselves with the vision statement and the current Agreements. The Agreements are referred to in the title documents of all lots in the eco-village and form part of each title. These Agreements for how we might best conduct village affairs come from consensual decisions made in Community Meetings, and generally, reflect the principles embodied in the village vision statement (above).
Each of the 15 freehold titles is for about 7 ha, being 2 ha (5 acres) privately owned and managed, and 1/15th of the 72 ha (175 acres) which is owned and managed in common. Resource consent allows for most lots to have two main dwellings per block plus a number of accessory buildings. As the lots are privately owned the sale price of a lot is agreed to between the lot owner and the purchaser.
All of our lots have now been sold but occasionally one will come up for sale again. Currently one property is available for purchase:
Don and Faye’s
1.2400 Ha, on a small mostly organic peninsular on the larger Oneriri peninsular, Kaipara Harbour.
A healthy, safe haven. 11 year old and proven 4 bedroom, one bathroom solar designed home. An attractive Lawson cypress clad 160sq metre home set in a sheltered, easy care landscape. Mains power but set up for energy efficiency. Wood burning fire with wetback. Solar water heating.
The custom design emphasised low environmental impact – timber construction, minimising carbon emissions, energy efficiency including generous insulation. The single level design and use of (second hand) aluminium joinery allow easy maintenance.
Drinking water is stored in 2x 22,500 l concrete water tanks. There is a pond near the house for irrigation. Also shares in a communally owned lake and infrastructure that pipes water close to boundary.
Flush toilet and large septic tank system……..see TradeMe listing for more info.