Background and visions
I would like to live in:
Small rural community
Big scale ecovillage
Traditional village project
A project to life:
I'm involved in an established project
Regions which interest me:
I'm happy to be contacted by other users.
I'm interested to be integrated into a 'start-up aid' program.
I'm willing to give an economic contribution if I get the chance to be part of a guided 'start-up aid' program.
Looking for theese experiences:
temporary communal living
being involved periodically in a project as a "second life" while continuing my regular "first life"
I'm willing to give an economic contribution
I would like to collaborate in:
Any likeminded organisation
Ecovillage support project
Organic food cooperative
in a relationship
I'm going to take with me:
Actual work situation:
My actual economy:
I have a secure income
New life economy:
I have an income on which I can count even in a different life situation
I aim to live without money.
I'm happy to life in a simple situation without using a lot of money.
If there isn't so much money available I can adapt.
Chris left his first ‘real’ job (in computer systems analysis) to travel through Asia. He taught English in a Burmese refugee camp, volunteered in a home for street kids and was arrested as an illegal immigrant in Uzbekistan. Later, working for the Red Cross in SE Asia and retraining in community development (in which he has two Masters Degrees), Chris went on to work as a coordinator at the Refugee Claimants Support Centre in Brisbane. Chris is a founding member of the Friends of Edmund Community, in which he lived for 6 years, providing accommodation and support to asylum seekers. In 2008, Chris and his partner Karyn founded the Bellbunya Sustainable Community on the Sunshine Coast, where they live today. Chris is currently a Community Development Coordinator with Brisbane City Council and a director of the Association for Sustainable Communities. Chris is also a director of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN International) as well as vice president of the Oceania-Asia region (GENOA) and the network’s Australian representative. Chris is passionate about social justice, simple living, bush-walking and village life and is exploring ways of connecting Australian ecovillages with villages in rural Asia so that their members can build a better world together.