Moving to Tui to live

_DSC1827Are you interested in living in intentional community? Wondering if there are opportunities to come to Tui for longer, or even make Tui your home?

(If you’re interested in simply visiting or wwoofing at Tui, please continue here.)

The ebb and flow of life sometimes means that people leave the community, their life taking them in a different direction.  That means that occasionally there are openings for new residents to experience being in community for longer periods.

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Tui Community is currently looking for people to come and share this land, our lives, and this wonderful co-creation. Tui is a land-based, remote community. We are most interested in people with practical, land-based skills and experience, plenty of energy and motivation to contribute to communal land and activities.

Could this be you?

We offer opportunities for people who wish to try out living in community short- or medium-term. For people with NZ citizenship/residency, this could evolve into a long-term perspective depending on compatibility and housing availability.

If you’re interested in living at Tui for 2 months or longer. Contact Cathy for more information on the Tui New Resident Entry Process.

If you’re interested in visiting Tui for a shorter time period, please have a look here.




A bit more about us again…:

As a new resident you would be joining an existing group of approximately 28 adults, and 10 children (aged 3-15 years). We have wwoofers and interns regularly, and many summer visitors. Tui is situated in Golden Bay, 30mins drive from Takaka on approx  140 acres of bush and pasture next to the Abel Tasman National Park bush and beach. Houses are spread out around the land, shared facilities include a Community House, orchard, gardens, and Event Centre (Tui Treefield). We have weekly meetings and shared meals and various sporadic shared activities. Currently all the school aged children at Tui go to local schools. There is a school bus which leaves from Tui daily. There are 2 businesses at Tui, and reasonably priced high speed internet to facilitate other businesses.