I suppose my post did sound a bit judgemental and I appologise if I offended anyone.
Cetainly I do agree the existing IC are certainly on the right track and trying very hard to do the right thing.
I like the idea of living somewhere where I donít have to fear the neighbours poisoning me and where we can meet people who care about the planet and sustainability.
Mark I really am unable to actually visit any communities there are not many in WA, none that sound suitable and organising travel is nearly impossible when you milk goats everyday :lol: :lol:
I do subscribe to a newsletter of Summerville and through that have completed some questionaires related to new villages being established in the ES . So I have made my thoughts known even if no one showed much interest. I have been going to contribute to your topic but somehow havent got around to it. I would be interested to know more about what you have in mind. We may eventually consider a move interstate but it would take a long time to organise ( years ! )
Cathy I think your idea of people sharing you property sounds excellent ! I even looked up where Canowindra was but there is just too much farming ( and hence spraying )in the area. :cry:
I have sounded out other chemically sensitive people over a number of years but most prefer to stay in a city and say having land is too much work. None that I know seem to have much interest in sustainability or trying to be self sufficient.
Tezza I agree there do seem to be lots of arguments - like everything it is people that stuff a good idea :lol: :lol:
I donít know the solution but it make me very wary especially when many of the iC I have investigated seem to be oganised by and built for city capitalist minded people. To me there is too much emphasis on making money and as you say a lot of silly rules which ignore the bigger isues I mentioned in my first post. eg fom inquiries I have made it seems out steel famed house built of lal termite resistant non toxic would not be acceptable yet some of the homes at IC I have seen in photos seem enormous ( unsustainable ? ) and full of toxic materials.
Only after the last tree has been cut down,
only after the last river has been poisoned,
only after the last fish has been caught.
only then will you find
that money cannot be eaten"