Eco Dreamers Seminar – May 12

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“Eco Dreamers” seminar 10-star Eco Homes and Eco Entrepreneurs: The Cape (Victoria) comes to Narara. Meet Brendan Condon, Project Director, The Cape (Cape Patterson Ecovillage). “It’s not enough for an ecovillage to go it alone” Saturday May 12 2018, 3-5 pm at the Narara Ecovillage. Brendan Condon, Project Director of “The Cape” (formerly the Cape Patterson Ecovillage) in Victoria, will …

Sacred Spaces Design Workshop

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Member Scilla enjoyed Robina McCurdy’s 2-day Sacred Space Design workshop held at Narara Ecovillage over the weekend of 28/29 April. She said: ‘It was a great success on many levels. We were inspired by glimpses of special places from around the world, learnt about how ‘attune’ to this particular piece of Earth and followed our leadings to work on a …

Mark and Nicky

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Mark is founder and fellow director with his wife Nicky, of Qi Health and Yoga, a successful yoga and natural therapy business on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. They have been involved in the project for several years with Nicky previously assisting our Project Director and serving for 12 months on the NEV Board. Both from villages in the UK, living and …

Narara Kitchen Dinner Tuesday Night: Gratitude. Community. Life.

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With this post we introduce a new-ish member of the Ecovillage. Dini is going to guest post various events from the village starting with this regular event we have at the village – shared dinners. Many thanks Dini! Narara kitchen dinners have been running for some time. Each one continues to be a hands-on example of making every moment count – …

Village day Feb 24th

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Saturday 24 February, 1-4pm Our new format Village Day went off with a bang in January, with lots of activities to allow our 60 visitors to experience life at Narara Ecovillage. From 1pm our guests could choose to visit the tool library, have knives and tools sharpened by Rob and learn some bicycle maintenance skills with Mike.  Many people enjoyed a site tour with Lincoln and …

Know More about Owls!

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Know More about Powerful Owls on the Central Coast! Have you heard night-time hooting in your area? It may be a Powerful Owl, a spectacular and seriously large Australian owl, that is also now a threatened species. The Central Coast of NSW is privileged to be home to a number of these wonderful birds. Dr. Beth Mott, Coordinator of the …

Village Day in January

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The Village kicked off the year with a new format for the monthly Open Days. Renamed to Village Days we are inviting you to join us for ‘a day at the village’ – we’d love you to join in the fun and comaraderie of a group of people working and playing together. During the year as we start to build …

Wildlife at the village

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A very healthy-looking Echidna was spotted late afternoon last week. Said Richard Cassels: “This was the first I have seen here after living for 5 years. It was digging into an ant’s nest, on the track to the creek bridge, before curling up into a ball and burying its vulnerable parts, in fear of me and pooch Bentley. The mobile phone …

Construction of outdoor kitchen

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To accommodate our many outdoor activities in the Farm Square area, we are building an outdoor kitchen (led by Majella Lloyd, co-founder of the Natural Building Group) from recycled materials, not only for the convenience of a practical, usable space in the northern area of our site, but this project is a hybrid experimental foray into ancient natural building techniques …

Open Day is now Village Day! 27th Jan 2017

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Saturday 27th Jan, 1-4pm Our exciting new format Village Day is designed to allow visitors more involvement and opportunities to engage with our community activities which will change from month to month. Village Day organizer, Jeni O’Connor says: “As our Ecovillage is moving to the next stage of development, with the imminent growth of houses and infrastructure, we felt it was important to …

The Natural natural builder

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By Richard Cassels A pair of Magpie-larks have just completed this fine mud nest in a Pecan tree below the Fisheries Building. The source of their building materials is the dry mud at the base of the nearby detention basin. (The barrenness of the detention basin’s bottom is due to a flock of about 50 Maned Wood Ducks having eaten …

Emily – Small Footprint Living

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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 …

Ecovillage receives grant to rejuvenate Visitors Centre

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Originally posted on Coast Community News DECEMBER 2, 2017 Member for Robertson, Ms Lucy Wicks, has announced funding to rejuvenate the Visitors Centre at Narara Ecovillage. The $18,750 funding will be delivered through the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Program. Ms Wicks made the announcement during a visit to the Narara Ecovillage on Tuesday, November 28. “This is fantastic news for …

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.  


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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 …

Tiny House Australia - Narara Ecovillage


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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 …

John Talbott and Samantha Graham

John, Samantha and their son, Taran

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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

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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

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–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!!