Many people often ask us where can I “buy community”. Of course, most communities are built by the people who live there – the interactions, relationships over time, history of local events. The features of community that are desirable are connectedness, looking out for each other. Historically community meant some sort of social unit with … » Learn More about Community, ecovillage, cohousing, multiple occupancy
The Road Best followed….time to Invest in your Future! Has 2020 and the pandemic reinforced how fed up you are with city prices for real estate, endless traffic, claustrophobic public transport, crowded busy lives? Now perhaps working from home successfully means you can seriously consider moving to a regional centre or small town. Reflections about … » Learn More about Invest in your Future
Homelessness Week is an annual week coordinated by Homelessness Australia to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face and the action needed to achieve enduring solutions. This year we are advocating that the Federal Government commence an annual plan to create 20,000 public and community housing homes from existing and new property. … » Learn More about Homelessness Week and 2019
Whilst our political leaders fill us with despair with their lack of solutions around energy and sustainable solutions, great hope is from the new generation, many only in their 20s, who are addressing some of our most pressing needs. Three twenty something students, Jared Wood, Kimberly Bolton and Michelle Demers, have discovered a way to … » Learn More about COMFORT in NEWGEN sustainable solutions – plastic bags and packaging
Gloucester Tops – make the move. Sustainability is a way of life that may be as simple as taking the time to make purchases that use less packaging. Or, it could be as deep as finding ways to live off the land and provide others with options to purchase sustainable products and services. Several lots … » Learn More about Title Sustainability Starts Where You Live
Green Change to Beautiful Strawbale Executive Style Family Home on a few Acres Straw bale homes really are the ultimate alternative for people wanting to consider the eco-footprint of their home on our fragile earth—yet still live in comfort and beauty all year round. Described as having an “organic feel”, this straw bale home is … » Learn More about Straw Bale Living in Victoria
Green Change to Beautiful Strawbale Executive Style Family Home on a few Acres Straw bale homes really are the ultimate alternative for people wanting to consider the eco-footprint of their home on our fragile earth—yet still live in comfort and beauty all year round. Described as having an “organic feel”, this straw bale home is … » Learn More about Straw Bale Living
Your own beach, waterfront, eco home away from the maddening crowds The most difficult thing after making the decision to move for a new lifestyle is to find a home that is within three hours of Melbourne CBD. That challenge increases if you are looking for a home and land that is sustainable, eco-friendly and … » Learn More about Lakeside Living at its Best
Check out loans the Farm Business Concessional Loans Scheme for eligible farm businesses for Drought Assistance from the Department of Agriculture & Water Resources (Qld, NSW, Tas NT, SA), Business Improvement (Qld, NSW, Vic, Tas, NT, SA) , Dairy Recovery (NSW, Vic, Tas, SA).
Check out some good tips on water tanks in an article on our Facebook page as it is very important when designing and managing your property with water tanks. If water is to be used for drinking water, and rainwater in your location may be very delicious, more industrialised water systems were developed for good reasons, … » Learn More about Water Tanks – Keep Healthy
Hi – Happy reading with a fabulous range of properties this Summer – straw bale; lifestyle/hobby; conservation; permaculture/organic; land to build your ecohome; weekender/getaways. In particular some brilliant GreenChange properties with income streams for most so if you are ready to make the move for 2018 stay tuned all Summer. Enjoy ! The EcoRealEstateTeam
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For 2016 there have been quite a few changes for staying in touch with Eco Real Estate. Our Newsletter is issued each month and you are welcome to join here – you can unsubscribe from any issue. The Newsletter includes current market, latest news as well as resources and assistance around lots of topics for … » Learn More about Staying in Touch with Eco Real Estate
Congratulations to Geelong Sustainability with their Community Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) project with the Victorian Government contributing $140,000 towards their community solar investment model. It aims to be the first replicable community solar investment model in Victoria. First up more good news for the ageing population with the first projecting being a 149kW solar investment … » Learn More about Great Initiatives Emerging
The German concept of Passivhaus is a voluntary standard for energy efficiency that can be applied to any building across residential, offices schools and supermarkets. It is a design process mostly applied to new buildings but can also be applied for refurbishments. The result is a building where internal temperature can be regulated without artificial heating or cooling – … » Learn More about Passive House Design is Coming
A 12-month knowledge sharing package awaits Ron and his wife, Suzanne, have been on a remarkable journey to develop the traditional farm to become the showpiece it is today. Whilst the Watkins family have owned Payneham Vale since 1908, its journey to the stand out organic farm today began in 1973 when Ron and Suzanne … » Learn More about Want to be a Better Organic Farmer?
The decision to grow and market organic produce takes commitment and vision. The transition/conversion period, committed organic standards and learning the details of organic farm management can be a complex and lengthy process. However, at Payneham Vale, these barriers to entry are stripped away to give the new owners the greatest possible start to their organic farming future. … » Learn More about Stripping Away the Barriers to Organic Farming
Chinese demand for Australian food and fibre exports will undoubtedly be one of the biggest drivers to affect Australian agriculture’s future. As well a general demand from the rising middle class’ increased purchasing power, the Chinese organic market is expected to grow 20 per cent per annum to 2020 (Australian Organic, 2016). In addition, 72% of Chinese consumers … » Learn More about Organic Market Insights #3: China: the emand, but not the land
We love our statistics, so let’s start with a couple! 68% of Australian households said they bought at least one organic product in the past year (Australian Organic, 2017). The high demand for organic product drives up prices received, up to three times that of conventional crops or livestock (Suncorp Bank, 2013). So, why are consumers buying organic products at … » Learn More about Organic Market Insights #2: The Organic Consumer wants you!
The strength of the organic market and how to get started. Australia now has more organic farms than any other country and we have a strong comparative advantage and brand as a clean, green and safe supplier of quality produce. The Australian organic industry is growing at an exponential rate, with IBISWorld estimating the market to grow from $919m … » Learn More about Organic Market Insights #1 The strength of the organic market and how to get started
Payneham Vale, a 552ha property of early selected undulating gravel loams, has been NASAA certified organic since 1997 and has received international awards for environmental excellence. And, it could be yours! If you are looking for a farm with the highest environmental stewardship with a bright financial future, you would be hard pressed to find something as special as Payneham … » Learn More about What an Opportunity: Introducing Payneham Vale
Hi – just a quick note to let you know about a couple of things. The EcoNews Update went out Sunday June 11 for our first of Autumn. So if you missed it check your in box for that date. Some fabulous things happening. If you can’t find it let us know by reply and … » Learn More about Latest News – Check June 11
There’s an exciting new property development starting in Castlemaine, it’s called The Paddock Eco Village. Do you dream of living in a beautiful eco home with like-minded neighbours, surrounded by shared food gardens, orchards and planted wetlands? Then don’t miss the launch of Friday June 16. Just turn up to find out more. Where: Buda Historic … » Learn More about Do You Dream of Living…..Here?
There is lots to think about and consider over the June long weekend. Some fabulous properties sold over Autumn so welcome to all our new owners of those. We are excited to know you will be continuing on the work at the properties and bringing your own passions and commitment to sustainable living for us … » Learn More about Welcome to Winter Update One
Not for the faint hearted. Bring your adventuring spirit to your next ecotourism venture or family getaway in NSW here.. Help the Great Barrier Reef. For timber lovers and protectors, check out this visionary planned block here.
Tragic loss to the community and our industry. Rod served as the Chairman for our National Association for Sustainable Agriculture and also played a major role in the creation of the new Australian Organic Standards. Rod was also involved in the early days of farm visits becoming a pioneer in veggie box buying to access … » Learn More about Vale Rod May
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Great show ABC TV on affordable housing around the world – special Foreign Correspondent, May 9 – check out iview. We need imagination and lots of solutions – plus some new ownership and leasing solutions.
Apartment owners and buyers be warned – APRA tightening on investor lending may be starting to bite. Deposit holders who cannot find sufficient finance are selling on, sometimes walking away from deposits.This will put downward pressure on prices, and eventually impact on developers and their financiers. If you are located in this type of local … » Learn More about Apartment Owners – Check Your Local Area