Chris

Roles

system administrator

Background and visions

Looking forward

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: 
Africa
Central America
Caribe

Networking

Connection: 
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
voluntary work
work camp
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

Family

Family situation: 
in a relationship
I'm going to take with me: 
my partner

Professional situation

Profession: 
Community Development
Actual work situation: 
government employee

Economy

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
Lifestyle: 
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.

My projects

Skills

Communal living: 
master
Kitchen: 
amateur
Living in nature: 
master
Garden: 
journeyman
Woodwork: 
amateur
Brickwork: 
teach me
Mechanics: 
amateur
IT work: 
master
Administration: 
journeyman

Chris Gibbings

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.

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GEN Australia

Global Ecovillage Network Australia

GEN Australia exists to support the development of ecovillages and sustainable settlements in Australia through networking, information sharing and promotion of relevant opportunities and events.

Bellbunya Sustainable Community

Bellbunya is a demonstration centre for sustaining living on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in Queensland Australia. Allow us to host your next conference, retreat or workshop. Or, get a taste of community life as a visitor or a volunteer. Learn with us by doing and sharing, or participate in a course - permaculture, yoga, holistic health, sustainable design, alternative economics, group processes and much more.

GENOA

Global Ecovillage Network Oceania & Asia

GENOA - Global Ecovillage Network Oceania & Asia - is a network of people, ecovillages and organisations in Oceania & Asia. GENOA promotes Ecovillage living where people live together in a sustainable way, with dignity, in harmony with each other and with nature.