Last updated: June 8, 2011 (3 years ago)
Listing created on: January 22, 2010

The Ecovillage at Currumbin

(Currumbin Valley, Queensland, Australia)

  • Status: Established
  • Formed: 2002  Established: 2005
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://www.theecovillage.com.au
  • Address:

    Currumbin Valley, Queensland, 4223
    Australia

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Contact the Property Information Centre. Directors Chris Walton and Kerry Shepherd had a dream to create a community for sustainable living.
    Purchase land (freehold)with eco-easy build options for sustainable homes. Designers and builders available who are experienced with building requirements in The Ecovillage. Diverse community of evolved, positive people with a social conscience

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes
    Purchase freehold land

Mission Statement:

Eco Residential Community

Community Description:

Awarded as the World’s finest example of sustainable residential living, The Ecovillage at Currumbin offers something inspirational … the chance to live a natural lifestyle within a vibrant community atmosphere amidst one of Australia’s most liveable cities.

Escape the madness of suburban life and come live in Australia’s greenest location. Nestled within picturesque Currumbin Valley and with world heritage rainforests providing a lush back drop, just 7 minutes and 7km from some of the Gold Coast’s most exceptional beaches and comprehensive services, The Ecovillage sits amidst paradise but near to all urban facilities.

Quality homesites set in what The International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI)awarded as the World’s Best Environmental Development. Like living in your own private National Park with full resort amenities.

Peaceful community living with that quality of life and community at the heart – something we all long for. Residents of The Ecovillage love living here (read the Testimonials page on our website).

The Highlands at the Ecovillage
Our final residential land release of just 38 large lots is now selling.

Enjoy seclusion in your own tucked away private space with The Ecovillage recreation centre and other facilities within easy walk or bike ride. State-of-the-art fibre optic cabling throughout the village delivers a high speed communications network so that working from home has never been easier.

Conceptually, The Ecovillage embraces this extraordinary site, enhancing what is already beautiful … a piece of paradise, where you can have the comforts of contemporary life yet harvest the many benefits of world class sustainable living: a wise investment for the future.

Visit the Property Information Centre at 639 Currumbin Creek Road Currumbin Valley, Queensland Australia – open 7 days a week.

Population

  • Adult Members: 165
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: non denominational bush chapel in the native hoop pine forest

    eclectic mix

    Home schooling now-pre/primary school planned

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Committees elected by community

    Community Eldership – value experience, age and wisdom

    well considered Body Coporate and inter community forums held

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 272 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current number of residences: 148
  • Additional Comments: Freehold Ownership under Community Title

    75%of 272 acres is open space, wildlife corridor

    We welcome co-housing and share housing

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: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: Voluntary assistance with planting days, working bees to help community members and other community initiatives.

    Purchase land and build sustainable home.

    Body Corp Levies

Diet

  • Current food produced: Between 25-50%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: Residents facilities frequented daily by families fro meals using cob oven and bbq facilities

    individual lot owners grow their own food andas well as communioty growing areas, orchards etc

Photo Gallery

Video Gallery

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

Community Affiliations

Back To Eden -YAHWEH’S Garden

Keywords

ecovillage, community, green living, ecoliving

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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.
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