Tasman Ecovillage is located on the picturesque Tasman Peninsula in Tasmania. The property is in the heart of the seaside, holiday and fishing village of Nubeena, overlooking Parsons Bay and scenic farming land. It is rural, but not isolated, being just 100kms from Hobart (about an hour and fifteen minutes drive) and less than an hour to the airport.
Nubeena (population 300) is the regional centre of the Tasman Shire (population 2500) which means we have most essential services within walking distance including the district school (to year 10), doctor and small hospital, aged care facility, police, ambulance and fire brigade. Many everyday services are right on our doorstep: Supermarkets, Post Office, Library, Chemist, Fuel, Hardware, Hairdresser, Tavern, Cafes, Bakery, Child Care and others. A semi-rural location with ample space for food production in a peaceful country town with essential services … the best of both worlds.
The Tasman Peninsula is renowned for its majestic, scenic beauty and many beaches. A range of bushwalks, world class surfing as well as quiet bays and coves, forested hillsides and an abundance of wildlife offer the resident an extraordinary place to live and a good choice of leisure pursuits. Wineries and farming of cattle, goats, chickens, quail, fruit and vegetables are in close proximity. The local fishing industry includes crayfish, oysters, salmon and abalone in its harvest. The diverse local community includes farmers, some who can trace their ancestry back to convict days, internationally renowned artists, ecologists, natural therapists, poets, writers, tourism and small business operators, and so on.
Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world, is a leader in renewable energy generation, has clean coastal ecosystems and about 20% of the island is World Heritage area. Much of the state remains forested. Strict quarantine laws are keeping Tasmania free of many aquatic and plant diseases.
We have a cool temperate climate with four distinct seasons. The climate benefits are felt in summer when Tasmania escapes searing heat and high humidity, yet the days are warm and sunny. The growing season is long enough, with Tasmania being famous for its production of cool-climate fruit and vegetables: raspberries, blueberries, cherries, and other stone fruit are grown, as well as the apples and pears that Tasmania is famous for. Not to mention the potatoes! Certainly enough food can be grown here to sustain a community throughout the year.