We’re co-creating a small community of like-hearted people caring for nature and each other, on a forested hillside, beside the mighty Clarence River, as part of a traditional rural town, on the North Coast of NSW.
Situated in the Yamba hinterland, we are just 20 minutes’ drive to magnificent beaches and Yuraygir National Park. In Yaegl Country. Nestled in the forest, on the edge of Maclean township, we can walk or cycle for groceries or a coffee, a swim at the pool, or to the local market. Our land has plenty of open space, including a rainforest creek and a central common area with river views. We will all have solar power, possibly a microgrid, and can design and build our own sustainable houses. We are sharing this land with the local and visiting native creatures and consider it a wildlife sanctuary.
We are co-creating a small ecovillage using permaculture principles and design. Creating Change. A Nest. Home.
Our Mission. The ecological footprint of the typical Australian lifestyle is quite literally “costing the Earth” and stealing from our future generations.
At Jagera, we believe that we each need to “do our bit” to reduce resource use and our impacts on climate change, and that we can do this in a creative, collaborative, mutually supportive, socially just, and joyful way. We are co-creating a sustainable and regenerative lifestyle in symbiosis with each other and the natural systems of which we are part of. In a practical sense, we aim to develop and live on 11 eco-household lots, within a Community Title, with the impact of only 2 conventional households.
* 11 private lots for sale (well, there are only 8 lots available now!)
* 1 shared community lot including community buildings, gardens, orchards, and rainforest creek
* 1 km walk to the centre of town and the Clarence River, even closer to schools, playing fields and forest. Beside Foresthaven.
We are currently searching for the right people to come and join us, so please register your interest here.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 9
- Open to new members
- Rarely open to visitors
If you would like to join us, living as a part of the Jagera community, you will need to apply to purchase a residential lot. If you can’t afford - or don’t want - to purchase your own lot there may be some long term, secure tenure rental opportunities.
Although we are only small, we are seeking people with a diverse range of skills, interests, ages, genders, family situations, and cultural backgrounds so we can create a vibrant and creative regenerative community.
(Our registration of interest form asks you lots of questions so we can get to know you a little! https://forms.gle/V2WM9VEJ6QVjkDcK7 )
If you have questions before you want to register your interest, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page, and if you still need answers, please contact us.
I’d you’d like to come along to an Open Day, just sign up to our mailing list https://www.ecocommunity.org.au/contact-us
or join our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/ecocommunity11/