The Beyond Community

Last updated: January 13, 2016 (9 months ago)

Listing created on: September 5, 2007

The Beyond Community

(Minbun, Queensland, Australia)

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2004
  • Start Living Together: 2016
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
  • Contact Name: Bood Hickson
  • Phone: +61-429-121-212

Mission Statement:

The key objectives at present are to build ever more sustainable and joyful lifestyles, by increasing our self-sufficiency and sharing mutual goals that empower us individually and collectively.

Community Description:

The ‘Beyond’ Community

The ‘Beyond’ Community gracefully appreciates how privileged we are to have a piece of paradise and share a desire to live in peace and harmony with Mother Earth and Father Sky.
Our small community is located on a beautiful 200 acre property in the hills above Cairns and the Coral Sea, in tropical North Queensland (North-Eastern Australia). We are surrounded on three sides by rainforest wilderness with hundreds of waterfalls which we access, and magnificent views of the picturesque Atherton Tableland and Queensland’s highest mountains.
Our community is forming and looking for people with energy, ideas and resources that would like to help build and share the benefits of living in an intentional community in one of the most beautiful and abundant places in our planet.
The key objectives at present are to build ever more sustainable and joyful lifestyles, by increasing our self-sufficiency and sharing mutual goals that empower us individually and collectively.
We have experimented with community over the past decade and are keen to keep evolving the processes we have found to be most beneficial in coordinating and harmonising our activities and aspirations.
The ‘Beyond’ Community seeks to build strength and resilience through diversity, with an emphasis on mutual respect, collaboration, and self-realisation.
We have established large organic gardens, orchards and native forests.
It is possible to visit us as a ‘helper’ or ‘guest’ should you wish to see your haven for yourself.
People seeking to join or know more about the ‘Beyond’ Community can email [email protected]


  • Type(s): Commune (organized around sharing almost everything), Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)
  • Programs & Activities: Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, Organization, Resource, or Network, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming
  • Location: Rural


  • Area: 208 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 2
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Multi-family homes, Room(s) in a house or building
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Rental
  • Land owned by: A subgroup of community members
  • Additional Comments: can accommodate 14 at present


  • Adult Members: 3
  • Non-member Residents: 2
  • Percent Women: 31-40%
  • Percent Men: 61-70%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Please drop an email with any questions you might have or to arrange a suitable time to visit, to Bood at [email protected]
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: but they are not enforced


  • Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: From 50-75%


  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Paganism/Earth Religions
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)



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.