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A Piece of Paradise
For further information about the sale please contact Grant Young on 022 4694663 or Grant.young@harcourts.co.nz

Ever thought about living in a ecologically minded community, away from it all, on the other side of the world?

 New Zealand has been ranked the second most peaceful country, the least corrupt, the world’s third safest and one of the healthiest countries on earth! Now if that isn’t a good enough recommendation, Waiheke Island – just off the coast of New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, and where our eco-village is situated - made it to the prestigious New York Times list of top travel destinations in the world!

Back in 1994, a small group of friends formed a purchased a coastal block of 169 hectares (418 acres) at the northern tidal extremity of Awaawaroa Bay on the south side of Waiheke Island for the sole purpose of creating an eco-village. They formed a company with 15 shares, with each shareholder entitled to one hectare of land including a house site and land for horticultural development. Along with the 15 dwellings, there are also community facilities and permits to build visitor chalets.

Valley looking towards house site

Much of the land is in wetland systems and forest and bush areas, some regenerating slopes and alluvial flats. The land follows two ridgelines one passing down the North Eastern side boundary and the other towards the South Western side. From those ridgelines the land largely falls into a central valley system extending through to a large wetland area and onto the head of Awaawaroa Bay. The Bay is considered one of the most attractive on Waiheke and has an extensive Māori history. Areas considered of high conservation value were covenanted by the original shareholders.

Rough border of eco-village land

The community grazes farm animals, has several boutique vineyards and olive groves, and extensive kitchen gardens and orchards. The majority of dwellings are constructed out of mud brick, with composting toilets and tank water, solar and wind power for energy. All land use is organic, encouraging bio-diversity. The eco-village is based on cooperation, honesty and consensus and boasts a multinational community of 9 nationalities, with people from all walks of life, including artists, entrepreneurs, healers and activists. Several successful businesses are run from the village and we often host workshops in our community house with presenters from all over the planet.

Share land house site

The share for sale is for a house site towards the North West area of the land. It is an elevated, easy contour block of mixed slopes with a South facing view, back dropped by steeper bush clad slopes. A stream passes through the site next to a totara forest. Fruit (best lemons in the eco-village!) olive and natives have been planted throughout. There is a farm track from the road to the site traversing a small wetland. The site is situated above the most beautiful gully of native bush in the entire valley. Along with the 1/2 hectare house site is the allotment area of 1/2 hectare. This is within easy walking distance from the house site and is part of an alluvial plain which the same stream abuts. 

This beautiful, sun drenched section is nice and flat and perfect for a large food garden. Parts of the house site area are currently in gorse (which will be cleared) in order to keep providing nitrogen to the soil until earthworks commence. This area is flat, ideally suited to minimum earthworks, and was possibly a Māori kainga (house) site. The totara forest that borders the brook is truly magical. The track runs past the house site up to a forestry block for use by the shareholder, and to a ridge where there is the most breath-taking panoramic view of the Hauraki Gulf. 

Forestry track through house site

The eco-village is only 5 kilometres away from amenities and the main commercial centre for the island is some 15 kilometres away. There are currently 2 primary schools, 2 intermediate and 1 High School on the island, all located approximately 12 kilometres away. There is a half-hourly 35-minute ferry service to Auckland from Matiatia Bay and a regular vehicular ferry service from Kennedy Point.

Looking towards house site



For additional information on the Company, the Guidelines and Constitution, please go to www.awaawaroa.org