Eco-house for sale NZ
From: Josephine Orange (
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 01:19:53 -0700 (PDT)
Earthsong Eco-neighborhood (NZ)
3-bedroom House for sale
>From : Chris Orange oranges [at]
Date: 21June 2006
Earthsong Eco-Neighborhood Cohousing house for sale
10/457 Swanson Road, Ranui, Waitakere City, Auckland, New Zealand

Beautiful Rammed Earth walls, eco-technologies and healthy non-toxic
materials feature in the three?bedroom, plus loft, two-story townhouse for
sale at New Zealand?s first Cohousing Eco-Neighborhood. Upstairs and
downstairs toilets, passive solar flooring, designed for minimal
water/energy use with potable water and solar heating tank, full kitchen
with gas hob/electric stove, dishwasher. Beautiful new (2005) porch with
storage for tools etc.
Community Features
Newly constructed (2001), Earthsong Eco ?
Neighborhood includes 32 townhouses and flats which accommodate households
of all ages and compositions. We have a large common house (sq ft.) with a
spacious dining room and kitchen for community meals,  guest room
available by reservation, a craft room, a kids play room, a teen room, a
laundry room, an activities room and a sitting room. Our community
includes permaculture-designed organic gardens, playhouse, sandpit,
landscaped common spaces, a large workshop, and a local area network

Community Life
We enjoy shared dinners, social events, yoga classes, work parties,
community meetings, and chats with neighbors on patios and in common
areas. Community members can create their own balance of community and
privacy. We use consensus for most decisions.
The site is an old citrus orchard, unsprayed for 25 years, and retaining
some of the more healthy, productive trees. There is an elementary school,
and shops nearby. Public rail station is 10 minutes walk, and runs
regularly to Auckland city downtown (45 mins). Bus service is 2 minutes
walk away.

Financial Details
-Price: $NZ600,000
-currently tenanted, with income $NZ400 per week.
Rates: NZ $1100 per year
Body Corporate fees: $1500 per year
Water and power: NZ $100-200 per month
Chris or Josephine Orange
Phone: 09-372-8918
Email: oranges [at]

Prospective buyers are urged to attend one or more community meetings and
social events to become acquainted with our neighbors. Please contact
Chris or Josephine for arrangements.

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