Creative Collectives work in many ways to support collective culture - ecovillages, co-op, collectives, shared farms, intentional communities etc. Currently we are running workshops from our hobby farm location in Lara, Vic. These are all about giving people opportunities to upskill for self sufficiency and connect with people for collective culture.
Workshop Weekends – Self Sufficiency Series.
Communal Camp-out, Learn new skills and get amongst nature for the weekend.
This is a unique program that allows participants to learn 8 new skills over one weekend from a variety of self-sufficiency categories whilst camping out and experiencing community living at one of our farm or outback locations. We invite eight great teachers to come along and pass on their specialty skills and/or knowledge in a two hour session each. Some classes will be very high energy, hands-on and practical and others will be at a slow pace, relaxed and engaging, and there will also be plenty of time for socialise and have a great time with the other participants. It’s like a mixture of TED talks, ConFest skill-shares, Scouts, practical classes and all round communal good times.
Australia’s Intentional Community and Alternative Living Network
Connecting people for a sustainable future.
We believe that the greatest change a person can make for a sustainable impact is to become more skilled, simplify and learn to share and collaborate creatively, and community living is the key to this.
Community living is quickly becoming a desirable and sort after lifestyle, however there are limited resources in Australia to help people make the transition and uncertainty in many areas. The main difficulties people face are finding others to start a community with, generating funds, finding suitable land options, developing self-sufficiency skills and making the transition to a more rural lifestyle and all the while having fun, because – If it’s not fun, it’s not sustainable.
The Creative Collective Network is an expansive resource for people who want to start or join creative, intentional community of any kind.
How to get involved:
Weekend Workshops – “Put on your boots and Reclaim your roots”
“Self-Sufficiency and Community Living variety weekend camp outs“
Last weekend of every month. 25 participants come and camp out in Lara to learn 8 new self-sufficiency skills from a range of teachers. Friday night – Monday morning including 4 classes per day (sat & sun), extra community building activities, night time presentations on the outdoor cinema, communal meals and other fun games. Each month will be different skill and different teachers.
Featured Workshops – Natural building workshops
Full builds from the ground up. In collaboration with Australian farmers who want to support the natural building movement by hosting a workshop on their land. And of course they get the benefit of a sweet new eco-shack on their farm to enjoy.
Building styles will be selected based on the farmers preference and availability of local materials. All details to be announced soon.
We will also host any workshops by request. For example we are collaborating with Peter Yencken & Lars Richter for a very special Long Bow making and Yoga workshop in February.
The Creative Collective Network (for collectives) – linking creative collectives nationally for mutual benefits, greater strength, resilience, connectedness, friendships and fun times.
The Creative Collective Network (for individuals) – a resource to help people start their own collectives, join existing collectives and connect with each other to get creative project underway.
Creative Collectives Magazine – An annual journal documenting the movement. First edition to be published Dec 2014.
If you would like information on any of the above please Contact Us.
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