The Ecovillage at Currumbin

1 Sep

9 Responses to “The Ecovillage at Currumbin”

  1. gerard oosterman September 1, 2015 at 9:35 pm #

    It is a great place. I hope to go there again next week but it is a bit unsettling to think of actually moving and what about Milo? Pets are not allowed.

    • auntyuta September 1, 2015 at 11:56 pm #

      You cannot move without Milo, Gerard. In some cases they can perhaps make an exception for being allowed to have a dog who has been with you for a long time and does not “misbehave”. However I could see a difficulty, if for instance you cannot promise to have Milo on a lead at all times and or he cannot be kept within the confines of your property because there won’t be any fences at all.

    • auntyuta September 2, 2015 at 12:50 am #

      Thank you for this link, Gerard. I just read the whole, sad story. I found to this story another link:

      http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/gold-coast/push-for-change-to-come-from-ecodeveloper-chris-waltons-tragic-death/story-fnj94idh-1226788669365

      Kerry Shephard is interviewed in December 2013, exactly one year after her husband’s death. By that time she apparently had sold her house near Currumbin Ecovillage. Here is some of what the Goldcoast paper writes:

      “Since Walton’s death, Ms Shepherd and the couple’s 14-year-old son, Fin, have moved out of the world renowned Currumbin Eco-Village she created with her husband. It was just too painful.

      “It broke our heart, but we just had to get out,” Ms Shepherd said.

      “We created (the ecovillage) to live in but now it’s bittersweet. We still go there regularly, but I couldn’t live there now.”

      • auntyuta September 2, 2015 at 1:00 am #

        http://theecovillage.com.au/sales/

        Under the above link I found the following information:

        The ecovillage contains 147 blocks of land ranging from 450m2 to 8000m2. Most are however sold. Some limited land parcels and completed homes are currently for sale.
        Ken Jacob is a local “ecovillage and acreage” specialist and has sold many properties within the ecovillage over the years.

        Please contact Michelle or Ken for more Ken_Jacobinformation on 0488 220 062 or email pa.ken.jacob@raywhite.com

        For a current listing of the properties in the area (including some ecovillage homes) that Ken is the property sales agent for, see:

        http://www.kenjacob.raywhite.com

  2. catterel September 2, 2015 at 12:04 am #

    Worth moving to the other side of the world for!

    • auntyuta September 2, 2015 at 12:51 am #

      I think, it would be great, Cat, if we all could live in some kind of Eco- Village!

  3. stuartbramhall September 3, 2015 at 12:40 pm #

    Very inspiring.

    • auntyuta September 3, 2015 at 5:20 pm #

      🙂 For sure. But I think properties tend to become a bit expensive now.

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