Crystal Waters Permaculture Village
Conondale, Queensland, Australia
- Last updated: February 15, 2016 (1 year ago)
- Listing created on: January 24, 2005
Providing products, services, employment and facilities (buildings and land) for the social, educational and economic benefit of members and others is the primary activity of the cooperative.
The idea was that people should be able to operate from home, and many businesses operate from here, e.g., foresters, mail-order businesses (books, organic gardening supplies), carpenters, builders, permaculture course providers and consultants, nurseries, caterers, craftspeople, architects, entertainers, a bakery, Village camping area with cabin and bunkhouse accommodations, commercial kitchen, spindle maker, therapists, beekeeper, and ecovillage designer. Crystal Waters won an award in the 1996 World Habitat Awards and was a finalist in the 1998 Best Practices Awards. Many innovative ideas in building, wastewater, water, agriculture, and nature conservation are evident. The model has proved attractive to the relatively mainstream as well as an alternative market. About 250 live now in the village.
- Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
- Started Planning: 1985
- Start Living Together: 1988
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
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- Website address: http://www.crystalwaters.org.au
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrystalWatersEcoVillage/?fref=ts
- Other social: https://www.facebook.com/Crystal-Waters-Market-182393085108929/?fref=ts
- Phone: +61-(0)7-5494-4620
- Community Address:
1 Crystal Waters
65 Kilcoy Lane
Conondale, Queensland, 4552
- Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)
- Programs & Activities: School, Educational Institute or Experience, Organization, Resource, or Network, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming
- Location: Rural
- Decision Making: Body Corporate and Co-op
- Identified Leader: No
- Leadership Core Group: Yes
- Additional Comments:
Body Corporate Committee and Coop Directors
as per Community Titles Act
- Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
- Shared Income: None
- Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
- Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
- Energy sources: Solar
- Internet Available: Yes, individuals provide it
- Internet Fast?: No, it is slow.
- Cell Phone Service: Not good for most people.
- Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
- Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
- Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
- Alcohol Use: Yes, used often.
- Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.
- Additional Diet Comments:
smoking not permitted within buildings
- Education Style(s): Public Schooling
Ecovillage, permaculture, sustainability,