Last updated: August 19, 2010 (5 years ago)
Listing created on: February 8, 2005


(Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)

Mission Statement:

supporting community builders

Community Description:

Abeo, formerly “The Change,” has reformed for a third time. Yes, it is a charm :-)

This go ’round Abeo is a meta-community of communities, organised to facilitate the building of new communities and interactive co-operative arrangements between them.

Abeo offers is a new way to put together community projects. Through it’s collective open-source system, we (and you) construct ‘modules’ that can be fitted into your community development project with minimal effort.

Abeo allows you to blog and create groups & forums. Hence it is useful for both existing and new forming communities seeking to find like-minded people and resources to build.

The site is non-for-profit. All tools are freely available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.


  • Child Members: 2
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitors accepted: No
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: n/a


    n/a – use the internetz! :-)

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Other
  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Tyler Abeo Jordan – more of an organiser than a leader 😛

    There is an admin core group that members can join for maintaining the site.

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: No~ we are a different type of community.
  • Location: Other, Other
  • Area: 0 acres
  • Land owned by: Other
  • Additional Comments: n/a




Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: No
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: No
  • Additional Comments: What you bring in is yours, including any and all debts.


  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Additional comments: n/a






Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

Fair Housing Laws

This community acknowledges that their listing does not include any potential violations of the Fair Housing Law, or that they do not provide housing. For any questions about this topic see this website’s content policies: and contact FIC with any questions or concerns:

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge