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modest ecovillage startup

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modest ecovillage startup

Time: May 31, 2015 from 10am to 12pm
Location: Tarragindi
Street: 45 Tarragindi Rd
City/Town: Tarragindi
Website or Map: https://www.google.com.au/map…
Phone: 0423 860 848
Event Type: meeting
Organized By: Russell Austerberry
Latest Activity: May 23, 2015

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If you are

  • reacting against renting
  • morose about massive mortgages
  • sold on sustainability
  • permeated with permaculture
  • a fan of food forests
  • tantalised by tiny houses
  • aching for adventure

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Comment by Elaine de Saxe on May 22, 2015 at 21:13

Sounds sensible and doable. A 'tiny house' would be marvellous!

Comment by Russell Austerberry on May 22, 2015 at 13:12

Have tried and failed before... a little nervous getting back on the merry-go-round. Trying to keep it simple this time - small group, single title, far enough out to be affordable, in the 'edge' zone between rural and residential. Get land, settle it, 'sustainabalise' it, maybe subdivide later. But focus on small and soon, the rest can happen over time.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on May 22, 2015 at 12:34

Sounds amazing. In another lifetime I was lightly involved in a 'City Farm' project which never really got off the ground. Apart from $s a major stumbling block was BCCs attitude to grey-water and black-water recycling. A lot has changed and for the better! What came out of that was Northy Street and Kookaburra Eco Village.

Could be a great place to live especially for singles.

Comment by Lissa on May 22, 2015 at 10:36

Good for you Russell on arriving at this starting point.

Personally looking for something similar north.

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