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When did Dulaiwurrong Village begin?
The first residents started building their homes in 2008.
What’s it like to live in an eco-village?
What do you love about living at Green Place?
A sense of community. Bush views and bird song. Proximity to all amenities including bike path.
Green Place is not only a place where residents share similar environmental philosophies but also appreciate what it means to be a part of a genuine community. We know our neighbours, we care about each other and participate in undertakings that benefit all who are fortunate enough to live here.
The surroundings are peaceful, tranquil and cared for by all, even if they don’t have the time to contribute.
I may no longer be in the position to live on the 200 acres that was my previous home but Green Place enables me to share a very special environment and to enjoy social interaction with like minded souls of all age groups.
Can’t ask for more than that!
Unplanned meetings and fun with neighbours.
I love the fact that it’s so unique.
If you love Eltham — which I do having lived here for 37 years — and you love the concept of an eco village, then this is the only place that has both.
Combine that with a great community spirit and some lovely neighbours and, well, what’s not to love?
To see the roadway occupied by walking groups, cyclists, both visitors and residents, children doing circuits, dogs on leads. This all says community, feeling safe and unrushed.
Opportunities for sharing time caring for the commons, central gardens and bushland.
Engaged lot owners willing to join in the work of committees, of organising village events.
Green sanctuary on the doorstep, the bushland and creek for short term escapes from city treadmill.
Circles to stay tuned to village life and news if you want; dog walking circuits at dusk, morning tea ‘in the round’ on Thursday mornings at the meeting place.
No pressure to embrace any of the above if you don’t want.
I love the sense of community. They say “it takes a village to raise a child” and as a parent I’m so grateful for our village. I’m sure it is how I managed to stay sane when my kids were really little and they would join the dog walkers during the “witching hour”. The kids were entertained while I made dinner, counting the minutes until Ant got home from work. It was a life saver.
Now that the kids are older, I love that they have a community to explore safely. They can ride their bikes, jump on trampolines, shoot hoops and play with other kids in the village.
I love how many of us are committed to doing what we can to live more sustainably. The north-facing homes, food producing gardens and shared community spaces and resources are the way of the future.
And I love our social gatherings. A sense of connection and belonging and the incidental daily conversations with neighbours. It’s hard to imagine life without all this.
What’s different about living at Green Place?