The Ecovillage at Currumbin is a modern international award-winning sustainable community located in south-east Queensland, Australia. The 270 acre site is set the hinterland, 7 minutes from beautiful Currumbin Beach, on the Gold Coast.
The community is the most awarded estate in Australia with over 33 accolades, including “The World’s Best Environmental Development” (FIABCI Prix D’Excellence Award 2008). The 120 homes support a community of over 450 residents. The community is managed by a Caretaker and other support bodies. The village also contains a cafe, health rooms and green grocer at ‘Ground‘.
Some homes For Sale are listed here. All original development blocks have been sold. Some maybe available for resale on rare occasions.
Tours for large groups (only) are run occasionally – click here for tour information.
Rental information is listed here.
Community development, sustainability and design advice resources are here.
The growing community contains over 20 different types of community facilities, including a community hall, kitchen, large pizza oven, bali huts, playgrounds, oval and cafe. It is also home to some 65 resident kangaroos and numerous other Australian wildlife. More information about village life is here. Testimonials from residents are here. About 20 more homes are still to be build on Lots within the village. The Village Centre is also being completed with plans for a childcare centre/school, new cafe building and residential units/apartments.
Please note that the Community Hall can only be booked by a resident or sponsor for Ecovillage-focussed events: see http://www.villagehub.com.au/about-us for more details. Residents use the hall for activities such as yoga, parties, workshops, meals and community events. Currently the beer-tasting nights are the most popular event!
Hundreds of native animals exist on the site and for this reason and others, dogs and cats are not permitted within the whole Ecovillage. (The only exception is a registered Guide or Assistance Dog.) The By-laws apply to all Ecovillage land and buildings and there is also a Council covenant on the land prohibiting dogs and cats in all private and public areas.