Online tribal community forms

7th Apr 2006

Two UK social entrepreneurs are looking for 5,000 people to sign-up to to form a tribe that will develop a sustainable eco-community on an island in Fiji that tribe members can then visit. 

The aim of the site is to create the world’s first online and real life tribal community,  which will help local development projects in Fiji and without negatively impacting the environment.

Membership to the tribe will be sold on a first come first served basis and will not begin when a tribe member joins but on the day the tribe is formed, the day the 5000th member joins.

Tribe members will be able to reserve their stay on the island when the tribe is formed. There will be no more than 100 on the island at any one time. The joining fee will cover food and accommodation on the island for their period of stay, pick-up from the local airport in Fiji, and access to the community throughout their membership.

The money will also support local education and environmental projects in the island’s neighbouring villages. There are 3 types of membership to choose from:

Nomads - 1 years membership of tribe + 7 nights stay on island> £120

Hunters - 2 years membership of tribe + 14 nights stay on island > £240

Warriors - 3 years membership of tribe + 21 nights stay on island > £360


Speaking about Tribewanted Mark James commented, “The local tribal chief, Tui Mali, feared the worst for his land in terms of a massive hotel complex being built by some vast tour operator. I knew tribewanted had a chance not only to prevent this from happening but also to support him and the local villages in their own community projects.”

Ben Keene, co-founder of tribewanted said, “Tribewanted offers people the chance to be part of a real life adventure where they can influence the development of the tribal community online before visiting the island itself. We have teamed up with Climate Care and are committed to offsetting all carbon emissions generated by the island community and we will be seriously encouraging all tribe members to offset their flight emissions to and from Fiji. We want to be the first ever climate neutral tribe!”

He continued, “We want people from all walks of life with all kinds of skills and interests to join the tribe; from gap year students, career breakers and adventurous travellers to those with specific building, design and environmental skills to help develop the community. Having led development projects in Africa and in the South Pacific I can see the huge potential of this project for both the local Fijian communities and the newly formed tribe. This is an opportunity for a great partnership, a celebration of culture and life, and an adventure of a lifetime for all involved.”



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