Last updated: January 13, 2014 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: January 24, 2005
Crystal Waters Permaculture Village
(Conondale, Queensland, Australia)
- Status: Established
- Started Planning: 1985
- Start Living Together: 1988
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://www.crystalwaters.org.au
- Phone: +61-(0)7-5494-4620
1 Crystal Waters
65 Kilcoy Ln
Conondale, Queensland, 4552
Visitors accepted: Yes
Essential to Write or ring. Don’t bring a dog, or cat please. Visitors are requested to make prior arrangements before visiting.
Open to new Members: Yes
Permaculture, Educational Tourism, Ecovillage
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, an electrician, permaculture course providers and consultants, nurseries, caterers, craftspeople, architects, entertainers, a baker, bed-and-breakfast and homestay accommodations, furniture manufacturers, 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. Crystal Waters is the home of the Award winning Eco Center. About 240 live now in the village.