Natural Buildings and Passive Design

Sunday 26 February 2017, 1.30 pm. at the Narara Ecovillage Visitor Centre. More on the hot topic- Passive Solar Design & cool and strong Rammed Earth houses   1.30 pm. “Passive solar design and other sustainable building features that are good for the planet and the wallet”. Paul Zaia, AspectZ Architecture & […]


Surveyors and Ecovillages

January 2017 Network (NELN) Event. January, Sunday 22, 1.30 pm. at the Narara Ecovillage Visitor Centre. “Surveyors, Ecovillages and New Trends in Residential Living”. Why is the Surveyor General interested in ecovillages? Come and find out! Steve Bishop, Registered Surveyor with Chase Burke and Harvey Surveyors, will report on his […]


“Frontiers in Sustainable Home Building”

Sunday 20 November, 1.30 – 4 p.m.at the Narara Ecovillage Visitor Centre. The Network invites you to its end of year function, a Mini-Ecoburbia afternoon of presentations and discussions on the theme of “New Frontiers in Sustainable Home Building”. Presenters will be: 1.30 p.m. Sam Vivers and Simone Pieta from […]


Ecovillages and Co-housing: Recent trip to Europe and North America.

Saturday 24 September 2016 The monthly Open Day (tours, tea and talk) runs from 1.30 to 4 pm.  At 4.30 p.m. the monthly Network talk will be given by Lyndall Parris, on Ecovillages and Co-housing: Recent trip to Europe and North America. You will remember her- Lyndall Parris the founder of […]


Deep Ecology and the Conservation of Rainforests

Saturday 22 October 2016 The monthly Open Day (tours, tea and talk) runs from 1.30 to 4 pm.  At 4.30 p.m. the monthly Network talk will be given by John Seed, on Deep Ecology and Rainforest Conservation. John Seed www.johnseed.net is founder of the Rainforest Information Centre www.rainforestinfo.org.au . Since 1979 he has participated […]


2016 Permaculture Workshop

27th and 28th of August 2016 Design Your Garden, Weekend of Permaculture at Narara Eco Village with  acclaimed NZ Permaculture teacher Robina McCurdy.  


From Global Health to Local Ecovillage

Saturday June 25. The monthly Open Day (tours, tea and talk) runs from 1.30 to 4 pm.  At 4.30 p.m. the monthly Network talk will be given by Dave Burrows.   Dave Burrows has worked on HIV prevention and treatment among drug users for 30 years. He has now joined […]


Designing your Sustainable Home – workshop

Rating by a previous participant: “ Graham is an excellent presenter and this is a VERY interesting course”. The workshop, “Principles of Energy-efficient Homes, and introduction to Narara  Ecovillage Building Standards”, will be held on Saturday May 21 2016, 9 am -1:30 pm, atthe Visitor Centre, Narara Ecovillage, 25 Research Road, […]


Discover the world of modular homes.

Don’t miss the presentation: “Modular Homes: the sustainable homes of the future?”, by Adam Farrow, General Manager of Built Smart Modular Homes. Built Smart’s factory is at nearby Lisarow. The presentation will include an introduction to modular homes, the advantages of modular homes, and how to work with a modular home company to […]