Formed: 2007 Established: 2008
This page last updated:2/17/2013
Bellbunya Community Association
Belli Park, Queensland,
We are individuals united to create conscious communities, guided by grace, that are havens liberating and nurturing the potential of all through social equity, integrity, courage, transformative growth, collaborative enterprises, and celebration and care of the planet.
In December 2008 we created a four-bottom-line intentional community / ecovillage on the Sunshine Coast hinterland at Belli Park, near Noosa, to model sustainable community living.
The first bottom line is personal transformative growth and the recognition of the divine that exists in all of us and our planet. The community thus has a spiritual, though non-denominational, basis. Our intention is fundamentally outward focused, with the intent to interact and influence society in positive ways.
The second is social sustainability and connection. This incorporates facilitating people from different ages, backgrounds and economic circumstances, setting a minimum community size of 12. It incorporates governance that is honouring to all, recognising the need to be heard; and communication and conflict resolution skills.
The third is economic sustainability, which incorporates desirable industry that supports our mission, as well as growing non-currency based internal economies, leading to an eventual grace economy.
The fourth is environmental sustainability, which incorporates food production on our rural site; water gathering, treatment, and dispersal; ecological building design, construction, and refurbishments; and renewable energy.
We host workshops and retreats in areas such as personal and spiritual growth, deep ecology, permaculture, community building and social justice.
Our 40-acre property has full conference/workshop facilities including a hall, restaurant, and suites of accommodations for small and large groups. We welcome enquiries for holding workshops and retreats that further our sustainable and ethical practices.
We are also open to additional community members at this stage. There may be building sites and rental spaces for like-minded people who share our vision and have the energy and enthusiasm to see this project through.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
Former/Other Names: Blackall Range Eco-village
This page last updated:2/17/2013
Visitor Process: Casual visitors are welcome. We have have a range of accommodation available at affordable rates. WWOOFing/volunteering is also available. Visit our website for information about coming events, accommodation options, volunteering opportunities. Go to www.bellbunya.org.au
Fellowship for Intentional Community
:: GEN - Global Ecovillage Network
:: Northey Street City Farm :: Permaculture Research Institute :: South East Queensland Sustainable Communities :: Communities Australia
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Because our housing is a single housing unit and requires the sharing of bathroom, kitchen and common space membership/residency may be restricted based on sex/gender in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, national origin, religion, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
Leadership Core Group:
(All community members form a core circle)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(Expect 8 hours/week)
(Membership fees - please contact us for details)
(Food pool, rental accommodation, utilities)
Land and Buildings
40 acres (16.2 hectares)
(Abundant water supply)
Land Owned By:
Community-controlled land trust
(Some parts yes, some eco-village)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(Aiming for 90% within 2 yrs)
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all dinners
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Other food at own expense and preparation)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Spiritual basis, but many paths represented)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
(Private & public school bus at gate)
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