Become part of a farm village in beautiful Hunter Valley
Shepherds Ground is a unique eco-village project with DA approval for 29 residences nestled together on a scenic area of our collectively purchased 112 hectare organic farm. We aim to create lower cost living in sustainable housing that facilitates a strong sense of community by reconnecting people, enterprises, agriculture and nature.
More than half the house blocks have been sold so make contact now to be sure you obtain site of choice.
Housing – architect designed plans available (or plan your own), high sustainability focus, for all age groups, each on its own small (500 sqm aprox) plot;
Farming – on the majority of the land using organic and biodynamic principles, producing fabulous fresh food for villagers and eventually retail outlets;
Natural resources – approach includes managing forests, establishing, re-vegetating and maintaining wildlife corridors.Energy – using renewable sources, community self sufficiency in water, electricity, and to a great extent, food;Water – using this resource efficiently, protecting water courses and drainage lines;
Collaborative decision making-to ensure social sustainability and equitable community development.Infrastructure – Members of the development are creating a hub with plans including commercial kitchen, bakery, common areas, community garden, roads, fences.Small business opportunities– encouraging community-based small business, creating sales of branded produce and value added produce;Work/Life balance – most members will work their existing careers/ regular jobs, through close proximity to regional town centres. Possibility of supplementing income streams with local and farm based businesses and profitable part time/hobby enterprises allows balancing employment with lifestyle.
As this is a community, for all initial inquiries please submit the property inquiry form. There are no phone inquiries initially. You will then be emailed contact details for all follow up questions and how to arrange your visit.