Community is more than houses, roads and shops; it’s all about people, their connection with each other and their common vision. The Village Hub is the heart of our village and provides a meeting place for residents, locals, visitors and travellers. It has most of the facilities that a forming community needs (and more!), as well as providing a venue for people wanting to check out what we are doing here and discover the local surroundings.
The existing infrastructure (currently operating as a motel) will become the village centre (The Hub); a place to wander down to when you feel like company, relaxation, recreation or entertainment, a place for the kids to hang out. It currently comprises 19 motel rooms and units, a licensed cafe/restaurant, indoor heated pool, spa and sauna complex, BBQ and play area, and tennis courts. Seven of the existing 2bdr apartments within the complex are available for purchase and are intended to be owner-occupied or provide low-cost rental accommodation for the village. Future plans for The Hub include car-free areas, playgrounds, a food co-op, workshops, studio and office space, and more.
There is also a community kitchen, dining area and large open space (The Shed) which serve as the “common-house”; a place for community meals, workshop space for music, events and seminars, or somewhere for the kids (and grown-ups!) to play on a rainy day.
A reduced scale hotel operation will continue, comprising the cafe/restaurant and accommodation for guests of the village and workshop participants, as well as tourist accommodation. This may well one day become the business centre of the village as the motel rooms would be great for small businesses such as natural therapy practices.