We put land that is sold, bequeathed and gifted into "collective stewardship".
We believe that private ownership of land has caused much distress; not least for our first nations people.
We also believe that modern building methods; the 'slash and burn' approach has caused much habitat destruction. Koala's are fast becoming a threatened species.
Our answer is to put land into trust, so that we can live well in harmony with our environment. (we actually ARE the environment!). We have been surprised at the number of land-owners talking to us about putting their land in collective ownership.
Our vision is to have many villages across Australia, back to the 'commons'. There are only two options available to the general public - renting and land ownership. Renters have no security and owners are stuck. Only the very rich have multiple land holdings, and yet, even the richest billionaire today has less freedom than first nations did.
Bequeathing and Gifting Land
Eco Villages Australia asks land owners to consider breaking the cycle of the speculative market by bequeathing or gifting land into trust. The non profit ensures that it will be solely used for the purposes of housing humans in an environmentally responsible way.
If we can raise enough interest for a community in your area, the community can purchase the land, holding it in trust, so that small communities can be built without destroying natural habitat. Contact us if you would like to put a community together.
"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