Are you worried for future of your property?
You have cared for your property, and you know that after you, a developer or unscrupulous overseas broad-acre agriculture conglomerate could destroy it all.
What choice do I have?
Eco Villages Australia's 'collective stewardship' model very cleverly takes land off the speculative market forever, and puts it into the care of a small group of people.
You could sell, gift (or partly gift) or bequeath your property to our non-profit to ensure that your block is protected forever.
What's to stop your land ending up like the photo below, and subject to the 'slash and burn' development practises that we see everywhere?
Want to have community on your land?
Many people buy a bush block and realise that it's too much work for one or two people and that they wanted more contact with other people anyway. It's hard to find people who want to care for country when they know that the land could be sold for profit (for more money because of the work they put into it).
We put land that is purchased, bequeathed and gifted into "collective stewardship" for community living in harmony with the natural world.
We believe that private ownership of land has caused many issues such as lack of affordability, inequality, environmental degradation and breakdown of community.
We have a lot to learn from the First Nations people who knew this country and looked after it. Eco Villages Australia holds land in trust, and invites people to live in community as stewards of the land. Together, we can create a network of eco villages across Australia.
Bequeathing and Gifting Land
Eco Villages Australia invites land owners to consider breaking the cycle of the speculative market by bequeathing or gifting land into trust. If you are interested in bequeathing or gifting some land to create a new eco village, contact us to discuss the possibilities.
If there are enough people with serious interest in starting a community in your area, EVA can assist your group to purchase the land under collective stewardship. Contact us if you would like to create a community using the Eco Villages Australia stewardship model.
"Renters have no security and owners are stuck. We are offering another option - where we all become stewards of the land. Sound familiar?"
Andrew McLean. Co-founder EVA
Developers and councils know no other way to build houses than total destruction of habitat. This was taken in October 2018 north of Brisbane
This is a typical urban co-housing development. Smaller houses, clustered together with a lot of greenspace; fruit trees and gardens. Working WITH nature makes much more sense.
More discussion about collective ownership here