Last updated: August 11, 2013 (2 years ago)
Listing created on: September 5, 2007
The Beyond Community
(Minbun, Queensland, Australia)
- Status: Re-forming
- Started Planning: 2007
- Start Living Together: 2007
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Contact Name: Bood Hickson
- Phone: +61-429-121-212
PO Box 712
Minbun, Queensland, 4886
This Community is Re-forming
Visitors accepted: Yes
Please drop an email with any questions you might have or to arrange a suitable time to visit, to Bood at email@example.com
Open to new Members: Yes
Creative & meaningful living
We are re-forming our community; mindful of the joy, achievements, challenges and lessons learnt from the Ballintaggart Community (2007-2012).
The key objectives remain, to build more sustainable and joyful lifestyles, by sharing mutual goals, which include developing individually and collectively our spirituality, knowledge and wisdom while increasing our self-sufficiency.
Our community is located on a beautiful 200 acre property in the hills behind Cairns and the Coral Sea, in tropical North Queensland (Australia). We are surrounded on three sides by rainforest wilderness, with magnificent views of the Atherton Tableland and Queensland’s highest mountains. Any 3 acres of these rainforests has more life forms than Europe or North America.
The ‘Beyond’ Community seeks to build strength and resilience through diversity, with an emphasis on respect, sharing, healing, and self-realisation.
A commitment of 20 hours per week by every adult* (18-54) towards income generation, shared activities and processes is expected in return for a beautiful place to live, accommodation, organic food, clean air and water and opportunities to develop resilience enterprises that utilise our skills, facilities and natural resources.
* Contributions by or for children or elders assessed on a case by case basis.
Six community working groups include, Community, Health, Administration, Recreation, Governance and Enterprise.
Community activities seek to build social cohesion, that realises our community’s shared values, objectives and aspirations.
Health looks after our physical and mental welfare, which includes tending our organic gardens, orchards, plantations, rainforest and livestock.
Administration manages daily affairs, budgets and maintenance programs.
Recreation coordinates cultural, artistic, musical and nature based activities.
Governance processes are critical to the success of any community and include transparent decision making and conflict resolution processes.
Enterprise seeks ways that add value to our resources, skills and talents.
People seeking to join the ‘Beyond’ Community can apply for membership.
Send names, dates of birth, experience, skills, what you hope to give and gain from joining our community, along with questions or other information that you might like to share to firstname.lastname@example.org