Welcome to Jindibah!

An idyllic small coastal country community near Byron Bay, Australia

The property

Welcome to our dream! Jindibah is home to a small group of people who are turning a former dairy farm in northern NSW, Australia, into a small, cooperative community of 12 households. Once, most of us lived and worked in various cities around the world. Now we are re-inventing ourselves as country people, hopefully utilising our city skills to find ways to grow, maintain, share and regenerate a lovely 46ha (113-acre) coastal property, located just outside Byron Bay, Australia's most easterly point.

We are aiming to provide ourselves with a simpler, more creative and productive life, without the stresses of city living. We'd like it to be natural and real - while using the latest technology.

The property is quiet and rural, yet it's only minutes from the Pacific Highway which runs along the entire east coast of Australia. As luck would have it, we're within easy reach of three airports, five shopping towns, private and public schools, a university and all kinds of transport - not to mention many excellent beaches where surfers share the waves with dolphins. As Byron Bay is a tourist town, we're well supplied with holiday-type ways to relax, if the pressure of growing the veggies gets too much.

Philosophically, Jindibah property management is about Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD), using a permaculture approach where appropriate. 

It is expected that agribusiness revenue will help reduce property maintenance costs, and each dwelling site has plenty of space to provide for self-sufficiency.

Residents retain their privacy and independence, yet enjoy the support and proximity of others of like mind, and participating in a co-operative and creative eco-village community. Creating successful communities is still an art form rather than a science. We're working on it!

The area

Byron Shire hosts a growing international community who are attracted by the sub-tropical sea-side climate, while plenty of sun and rainfall means an abundance of lush vegetation. Some overseas escapees live in this area permanently; others  make this their second home for part of the year. The scenery is spectacular and the area is a very popular East Coast vacation destination.

The Byron area has become Australia's centre for the healing arts and alternative therapies, often hosting visits by overseas spiritual teachers. The environment is supportive for those seeking harmony in their lives, and a balance between spiritual and earthly values.