Dini, Pablo and their children Noah, Gael and India.

Lincoln People

Narara’s second semi-Argentinean Martinez-family are India (18 months), Gael (4),Noah (6), Dini and Pablo. NEV felt like “having found our tribe again – finally a people who not only believe, but also wanna show and live a life that’s not detrimental and draining, neither on our Earth, nor on our people”. Before joining Narara, they spent three years sailing the Med on their Moody 425 (more on their …

Steve and Liz

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Liz is an educator, a healer, a communicator and dances Argentine Tango. Steve is an engineer, an energy enthusiast, a chorister and a bushie.  

Emily

Lincoln People

Emily grew up in Sydney, has 2 adult children, and is now retired from nursing. She is very interested in living in a community with like minded people who want to live in harmony with each other and with the earth in a sustainable, healing way. She was inspired by a visit to “Findhorn” (community in Nth Scotland) where she …

Geoff

Lincoln People

Geoff has a master’s degree in food technology and worked in the food technology, biotechnology and medical technology and in the last 30 years almost, in information technology. In the last 10 years of that, in the building industry itself. Contributing much of his time to the village, Geoff was the first convener of the Narara Eco Living Network, the …

Jazz

Lincoln People

Jazz has been looking for a community for years. On entering the gates at the village for the first time she fell in love and has been a passionate supporter of the project. Jazz is the Site Admin Officer and also runs a small business doing raw food and dehydrator classes. The love of food led to wanting to be …

Majella, Matt and their children Sinaed & Michael

Lincoln People

Majella and Matt live in Sydney. Majella works doing family daycare and in a café on weekends. She is also studying to be a teacher. Matt works in plumbing sales and does extra plumbing work outside of his job. They look forward to making the move out of the city with their family and not having a Sydney mortgage. 10 …

Samantha and Brett and their children Flynn and Arwen

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The Macdonalds were first drawn to the Ecovillage by its beautiful natural landscape, and the idea of their family living sustainably, and have gained much more along the way. As natural-learning home-schoolers, Brett and Samantha are excited by the thought that their children will be surrounded by a loving community, and can benefit from the knowledge and skills available for …

John, Samantha and their son, Taran

Lincoln People

John is our Project Director with a background in engineering and brings a rich knowledge of sustainable community as former Director of the Findhorn Ecovillage, Scotland. Samantha is a sustainability consultant and meditation teacher. She puts time into the Web/IT team as well as the Governance team. “We were aware of the project for many years and offered support and …

Lyndall and Dave

Lincoln People

Lyndall is our passionate project founder and Director. Originally from Sydney, Lyndall comes from a background in accounting and teaching. Dave background is in renewable energy. They are very involved with the development of the project, when they are not traipsing around the world! They raised their three children on a sheep property near Cooma and now each of them …

Narara Ecovillage’s John Talbott to speak at housing forum

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Narara Ecovillage’s John Talbott to speak at housing forum – 1st Nov Our project director John Talbott will share our experiences and challenges attempting to create affordable and sustainable housing options at Narara Ecovillage, at an upcoming forum in Newcastle. See Community Forum on Housing Cooperatives for more details and tickets.    

First Development Approval Applications lodged

Lincoln Village Life

–Elizabeth Crichton  It has finally happened! Exciting news! The first two Development Applications have been lodged with council! Yes, Tuesday Deb & Dan, and Libby successfully submitted their DAs with the help of JT and Art…thanks to you both! There were a couple of minor glitches but those hurdles were quickly crossed and there we were paying our lodgement fees and it was done!!

Natural Building Group talk on Findhorn

Lincoln Village Life

-Linda, Dan, Majella Last Friday evening’s talk by our Project Director, John Talbott (known as JT as owing to a surfeit of John’s in our community), was warmly welcomed by over 30 members and friends. JT, a registered Professional Engineer, has dedicated much of his life to developing viable practical solutions for sustainable living. He was destined to be part of Narara Ecovillage when …

2017 End of Year Celebrations

Lincoln Village Life

End of year celebrations – Joy Mozzi What a weekend to finish another year as part of our village and community. Three days of intense fun, socialising, eating, dancing, meeting time, laughing, working bees, the list goes on. Friday night – JT gave a talk to about 40 of us about his experiences building at Findhorn. Saturday morning – working bees chipping …

Bushfire Mitigation at the Village

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At the last Land Team meeting, Tony Hester appraised the group about the threat of Bushfire to our village. Tony said: ‘Of all the risks, bushfire remains the number 1 threat to this property.’ He added: ‘Under the section 88b instrument, the Co-op and all private land owners have an ongoing obligation to maintain the whole of stage 1 as …

Narara Ecovillage granted first community-owned water licence in NSW

John Huang Village Life

NARARA, NSW – In a first for a community enterprise in NSW, the Narara Ecovillage Co-operative (NEV) announced today that it has secured permission to operate its own fully integrated water system. Granted by NSW Minister for Energy and Utilities Don Harwin on the recommendation of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART), the licences allow NEV to provide residents …

Making Scarecrows at November 2016 Open Day

Dan Mohr Village Life

At our November 2016 Open Day, we researched straw and other natural building materials. So what better time for the kids to figure out how to make scarecrows from a big straw bale? Oh, and then there were PUPPIES. Here are a few snapshots from the day: Thank you to all you kids for coming along. It’s probably fair to …

Huff ‘n’ Puff Strawbale Workshop #160

John Huang Village Life

Over the October Labour day long weekend, Vanessa and I (along with kids and grandparents) visited Ganmain to attend the Huff ‘n’ Puff #160 strawbale workshop. You can find out more from their website below. http://glassford.com.au/main/ Can’t wait to build our own strawbale house at Narara in the coming months!! – John