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Taman Petanu Eco Neighborhood
Taman Petanu Eco Neighborhood
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Taman Petanu Eco Neighborhood, Br Sumampan, Desa Kemenuh, , Sukawati,, Bali, ID
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Taman Petanu Eco Neighborhood

Project Type

Rural, Residential, Intentional Communities, Community, Educational

Project Summary

The Taman Petanu Eco Neighborhood is a development that is based on a deep commitment to preserve and enhance Bali’s environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability.

Project Description

The Taman Petanu Eco Neighborhood


The Taman Petanu Eco Neighborhood is a beautiful 1.5 Hectare property just 15 minutes south of Ubud, located at Br Sumampan, Desa Kemenuh, Sukawati, Bali.

The Taman Petanu Eco Neighborhood community began to form in 2009. It is currently in its first phase of development. 

The basis of Taman Petanu is a deep commitment to preserve and enhance Bali’s environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability.

It is being created to demonstrate a model for sustainable living and community empowerment that upholds the Balinese philosophy of Tri Hita Karana, which balances our harmony with man, nature, and God or Universal Energy.

Within the 1.5 hectare property, approximately 80% of the total area is allocated for private plots, and 20% for commonly used shared facilities. Green belts are included within the common areas and private plots.

The neighborhood includes 16 self contained private plots, which are supported by a range of common access facilities including: centralized waste and wastewater treatment, Permaculture landscaping, pool, playground, barbecue & gathering area, amphitheater and pavilion for workshops and events.

All of the initiators of the project have personally committed to joining the neighborhood, and are also committed to seeing the project through to fruition. Most of the neighborhood’s members have backgrounds in various aspects of environmental sustainability, development work, social outreach and community education. Through their guidance a viable model for sustainable living on Bali has emerged and will continue to be developed throughout the project’s development. There are still opportunities for families and individuals to  become involved. 

Taman Petanu Eco Neighborhood Vision:
Taman Petanu is a consciously evolving model community that embraces diversity and radiates harmony, respect, innovation, abundance and joy."

Brief outline of projects scope:

Permaculture at TPEN

Permaculture plans for Taman Petanu Eco Neighborhood, including the vegetative buffers, wetland conservation area and storm water ponds. and other applications of the Permaculture principles.All of the recommendations for the neighborhood's development and ongoing planning are considered against the Holmgren’s Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability.Further details about the project’s ecological components can be found in the project’s 'Permaculture Plans page.http://www.tamanpetanu.com/development-plans/permaculture-plans

Green Construction & Pasive Design:

Materials for the neighborhood construction are selected against their performance in environmentally friendliness; renewability; durability; economic viability; that they create healthy spaces; are not depletable; are recyclable; and are sourced as close as possible to the site.Taman Petanu Eco Neighborhood’s is incorporating the principles of passive design in the development of its communal and living structures.

Sustainable Water management:

The neighborhood's water management plans including: rainwater harvesting; water resource management; the neighborhood's water channeling paths; the planned natural swimming pool.

Waste Water Management:

Plans for black & grey water treatment, include Wastewater Gardens®

Planned Eco Farm:

To the immediate south of the Neighborhood is a banana plantation, which is being considered for development as a small farm that will supply daily needs of the Taman Petanu members.

Community Outreach:

Preliminary assessment’s and initial planning for supporting the local community in their efforts to resolve the issues around solid waste management in the Bjr Sumampan area is currently taking place.



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