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Bellbunya Sustainable Community
Bellbunya Sustainable Community
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114 Browns Road, Belli Park, Qld, AU
07 5447 0181
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Adam Shand Armando Simon Ben Hamley Carsten Sundby Nielsen Chris Gibbings Deb Pepperdine Don Hansford Ian Trew Jarod Santana Jevin Barton Joan McVilly Kim BEST Lucy Carroll Neil Silverhair Petra Meinking Rafaela Tavares Tom Kendall Valeria Andrews

Three weekends of practical permaculture

Intro to Permaculture Growing Roots Building a cob-oven and sourdough bread April 20 - May 6

Posted about 11 years ago (0 comments)

Charitable Status granted!

We have just received notification that our Community Land Trust has been registered as an environmental organisation and granted tax deductability!

Posted almost 12 years ago (0 comments)

Cob earth building house rendered

Following a series of free workshops with Australia's foremost experts in earth cob construction, our little building is nearly complete

Posted almost 12 years ago (0 comments)

Free workshops on cob buildings

Bellbunya has been hosting a series of free cob building workshops in conjunction with Cobbel Building Australia. The April event was a huge success - new photos attached! Our next free workshop will be Friday and Saturday, 6th - 7th May.

Posted about 12 years ago (0 comments)
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