Noho Kainga at Tapu Te Ranga Marae Island Bay Wellington
We’d like to meet people interested in living in a Noho Kainga (village) at our Marae at Island Bay (established 1974). We occupy 50 acres – it is freehold - 60% has been reforested in natives.
Our aim has always been to create a co-operative – a self sustaining/ community lifestyle based on the principals of/ Tikanga Maori - Cohousing – Kaitiakitanga (permaculture) . Not just a place to live – a way to live – advantages of private space/ community space/a diverse/green dollar/caring-sharing/ friendly community.
We plan to build an Eco Village using Maori architecture/ with renewable energy/ solar powered/ recycling water-composts. A vehicle free, common/ organic vegetable gardens/ glass houses.
Whare design will have 4/5 bedrooms with two bathrooms to care for 3/4 generation whanau. They’ll have wisdom/knowledge of elders who in turn will be cared for.
Noho Kainga aim will have the advantages of Marae buildings/ their Turangawaewae/ self sustaining workshops for engineers/ builders/ gardeners’/ arts, crafts. Fishing boat/ café/ art gallery. The Noho Kainga will be set within its substantial reforestation with walking tracks.
‘They who build the house are built by the house’- our mahi for last 40 years. The building of our Noho Kainga will be a major Trade Training activity.
Contact: Bruce Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org