The trees to be removed are marked. The site is ready to be excavated

Before you get to this stage you’ve been through:

  • becoming a member of the co-operative (a saga in itself and another blog topic)

  • choosing, negotiating and purchasing a site

  • watching the sun rise and set during different seasons (because this influences your house orientation)

  • designing an environmentally friendly house

  • running your plans past the building committee

  • applying for a planning and building permit from the shire

  • being given the go-ahead

  • raising finance to build (without being able to use land as collateral for a mortgage)

We’ll explore some of the above in detail later.

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© 2017 RTBCC.

© Images supplied by Sirion Pierce

We thank the following for images used on this website: Frank Pierce, Sirion Pierce, Kay Hawkins, Neill & Karyn Kamminga and other members of Round the Bend Conservation Co-operative.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land on which the RTBCC stands. We respectfully recognise Elders both past and present and endeavour to demonstrate this respect by managing this unique land and protecting its integrity.