Balaya Buyul is a new intentional community of around 24 adults and 14 children in the Byron Shire in the hills of Mullumbimby NSW.
The community's focus is currently establishing our houses and community building after approval for 12 dwellings and revegetating and regenerating the degraded farmland and river with subtropical rainforest. It's also exploring how we live together and the trials of a new community that's found its home.
The community is set in a valley where the first land sharing communities sprung from in the 1970s, however, no intentional communities have been created in well over a decade in the valley.
With mentors from older communities, Balaya Buyul is experimenting in ways of land ownership, governance and balance of community and personal space and what it means to be a community. The community celebrates the seasons with festivities and acknowledges the original people of the land - the Midgunbal peoples.