Creative Collectives Australia




School of Self-Sufficiency and Community Living

Australia’s Self-Sufficiency and Community Living Network.

Connecting people for a fun sustainable future.

We are all about Collective Culture and focus on making sustainability fun through workshops, networks and creative collaborations.

Our resources and events are designed to make a sustainable impact through collective activity – life is hard and boring if you’re doing it all on your own, so I say “let’s all team up and have fun”.

We believe that the greatest change a person can make in pursuit of a sustainable future is to become a self-sufficient dynamo (multi-skilled and super resourceful), collaborate creatively, and get into community living. Our services and resources help people achieve these goals through small steps overtime, so no-one become overwhelmed or extreme – take a breather, laugh and keep on doin’ the stuff you love.

Community living is quickly becoming a desirable and sort after lifestyle, however there are limited resources in Australia to help people make the transition and there seems to be uncertainty in many areas. The main difficulties people face are finding each other, generating funds, finding suitable land to play with, developing their self-sufficiency skills and making the transition away from the city to a more rural lifestyle...and all the while having fun, because – If it’s not fun, it’s not sustainable.

LEARN: We provide awesome interactive opportunities and resources such as the School of Self-Sufficiency with practical hands-on classes, educational talks and information sessions from a wildly diverse range of characters Australia wide.

CONNECT: We make metaphorical bridges! We help people find each other, to team up in interesting collaborations - from friendships, workshop buddies and local co-ops to eco-village pioneers, natural building teams and creative communities.


David Holmgren Workshop 2014

An intimate half-day session with Permaculture co-founder David Holmgern


Creative Collectives and New Earth Systems for life are very proud to present this special event:

This will be a chance to get up-close and personal and gain an in-depth insight into the the issues David Holmgren is most passionate about. During his presentations he will uncover new perspectives to keep permaculture activists ahead of the game.

School of Self-Sufficiency

May Workshop Weekend

May 29 - 31

The School of Self-Sufficiency (May Workshop Weekend)

Communal Camp-out, Learn new skills and get amongst nature for the weekend.

Craft, Design and Community Living

School of Self-Sufficiency Workshop Weekend

April 24 - 27

This month were celebrating the art of having fun and taking hobby’s to the next level. An important part of Self-Sufficiency is CRAFT; making the things you want or need on your own, for home use, to sell at markets for extra money or to barter for other goods.


Date: 25th – 28th April (All workshops held on Sat-Sun, Friday and Monday are optional for people who want to come and relax on the property, set-up camp early etc.)

Facilitator: Kate Marsh, founder of Creative Collectives

School of self-sufficiency

Workshop Weekend February - March

February 27 - March 2

Communal Camp-out, Learn new skills and get amongst nature for the weekend.