OFF GRID EXPO
We have a variety of exhibitors coming, all with information to help us reduce our impact on the world and move towards living off the grid.
If you would like to come along as an exhibitor, please contact us for more details.
Keystones Electrical are Eumundi based electrical contractors specialising in designing and installing off-grid energy systems for residential and commercial premises.
Servicing the Sunshine Coast, Hinterland and Wide Bay, our experienced team work with customers looking at all aspects of the home or business including appliances, machinery, heating/cooling, waste management and pumps in order to design an efficient off-grid system that adequately meets their energy needs. We’re passionate about ‘lifestyle’ in the sense of working with and being part of the environment that we live and work in, as well as reducing our carbon footprint.
Phone: 07 3726 6222
Sadly this company is based in NSW so are unable to join us – but look forward to 2022.
Compost toilets & Waste Treatment Products
The first of its kind in Australia, the Nature’s Head self-contained composting toilet is taking the market by storm.
These systems have a 5 year warranty, are marine grade quality, have a smaller footprint than the rest and are good for up to 80 uses between cycles.
Phone: 1800 707 076
The Polkadot Tiny House Tour is entertaining, experiential, inspiring and educational.
Get to see inside one of the very few Off-Grid Tiny Houses On Wheels.
Demonstrating environmentally friendly, community oriented, affordable, connective and a more meaningful way to live.
Phone: 0414 147 529
Ecoflo Wastewater Management Pty Ltd are the largest composting toilet company in Australia, designing and building eco wastewater solutions for over 40 years.
Our toilets don’t need water or chemicals to treat or transport our waste, so they can help save water whilst avoiding any negative impact on the local environment.
By using natural bacterial processes, waste is broken down into safe compost that can be beneficially recycled into the soil.
We believe in the power of the individual to take control of their impact on the earth – in turn helping themselves, their family, their community and Mother Nature.
Koala Action Gympie Region Inc
CREATING A KOALA-AWARE COMMUNITY
A group of environmentally aware citizens striving to regenerate bushland to provide habitat, food and protection for our lovely local koalas through our tree planting activities.
It’s not just the koalas who benefit!
Innumerable birds, insects and other wildlife gradually move into these reforested sites increasing biodiversity and assisting with regeneration through seed dispersal and creating a more balanced environment. Trees assist with soil erosion and cleaner air so we humans benefit too.
Our members enjoy working with nature, interacting with and educating the community about our koala populations and promoting a more sustainable future for the Gympie district and our koalas.
Phone: 0428 865 172
Super Dooper Poo
We are a local business that started when we realised that we were not good at putting cows on the truck, knowing what was about to happen. So we had to think outside the box to keep our lovely cows and still feed ourselves.
So we began Composting Cow Poo, which as mad keen gardeners we knew how well it worked. We garden on a big scale with several thousand acres to improve.
We have perfected the composting system over the last 15 years. We have a huge following around SE Qld. And we have extended our range.
We also supply Mushroom Compost. We make our own amazing organic Potting Mixes, we have blocks of Coir, Hardwood Sawdust and Hardwood Chip as well as Mulch Hay.
We are more than happy to share all we know about improving your soil and keeping the system simple. We are completely passionate about soil, the Planet and keeping our cows happy.
NATIVES R US
Wholesale Native Plant production Nursery based at Traveston on the Northern tip of the Sunshine Coast between Cooroy and Gympie.
We produce a wide variety of high quality Australian Native plants as well as other popular plant varieties to help you and/or your customers/clients create a dream garden.
Australian Native Plant Nursery. Acacias, Banksias,
Grevilleas, Callistemons, Lilly Pillys Melaleucas
and a whole lot more.
PermEco believes that everyone can be sustainable and that we can make a difference together. We believe that people can take inspired and empowered action to aid the environment and that we can all do our part. We believe that everyone should be able to learn how to do this.
PermEco Inc. is an incorporated, registered not for profit organisation founded in 2012 to educate and train people in Permaculture, Sustainability and Self Reliance and to promote permanent sustainable practices
Wildlife Volunteers Association Inc.
WILVOS has been operating for over 25 years providing rescue, rehabilitation and release services to the local native fauna.
With a dedicated hotline that operates 24 hours a day 365 days a year, WILVOS receives thousands of calls each year from members of the community requiring assistance for injured, orphaned or distressed animals.
By helping the customer with both eco-friendly and healthier lighting solutions that are compatible to on and off-grid systems.
Chris is a qualified ‘Functional Diagnostic Nutrition’ practitioner coaching clients through diet and stress reduction principles including how their exposures to light both natural and artificial effects the bodies bio-chemical, hormonal and circadian rhythms. This passion led him to set up a company researching and developing healthier lighting solutions that can boost energy and help us maintain healthier function when we are indoors.
Composta Australia worm farms
The “Composta” is a Garden AND Wormfarm in one using everyday kitchen scraps and the magic of Composting Worms to produce a rich organic fertilizer that feeds the plants growing within the pot itself.
The perfect solution for space constrained green thumbs and an amazing addition to any garden. Proudly Australian made, Composta helps you and the planet live well.
Off-Grid and On Point
Whether you are designing and building new, renovating existing houses or using recycled materials to create your home, there are many options for people and communities to live Off the Grid. It is hot topic as it points and highlights today’s financial, social, and environmental issues. Understanding the positive impacts on not only the individuals and the greater community living off-grid but will affect regional and government bodies. These organisations need to encourage the use of natural resources combined with innovative technology in future developments so off-grid, tiny homes and resilient houses can assist with the current housing crisis and benefit future generations
My own labels of Bamboo clothing for women – most of which are made here on Sunshine Coast. I also make my own cotton scarves and do eco dyeing and Japanese Shibori indigo dyeing. I also make rope/yarn necklaces in funky prints.
Bamboo clothing is environmentally friendly using much less water than other fabrics. Bamboo clothing is also long lasting and anti-bacterial so these are not your disposable clothing therefore these items will last for many years, taking away the need to support the industry of disposal everything.
Phone: 0410 529 113
Fatboy Scooters Australia
Solar Charge Lithium Battery Technology
Fatboy Scooters specialise in all things Fatboy, Fat Tyre and City CoCo Scooters. Specialist 20 amp Lithium Ion Batteries to re-power your scooter and spare parts for list for All your needs. Tyres, batteries and control boxes, pre wired and ready to install. Questions, just call and chat.
Phone: 0408 036 277
SMARTGRID PTY LTD
Smartgrid has installed hundreds of solar systems in Queensland.
With years of experience and fully qualified in off-grid design and install you can rest assured a smartgrid install will work in even the harshest Australian conditions.
Smartgrid can advise what will suit your needs and budget without any hard sell nonsense.
Friendly advice and after sales service so you are never left in the dark.
Phone: 0477 036 586
YAGOONA DESIGN AUSTRALIA
We supply Quality Steel Designer Fire Pits, BBQ Grills & Outdoor Features for the social wood-fired experience.
Discover our unique innovative range which is perfect for outdoor living and entertaining.
A Queensland family business providing Australians with quality service shipping Australia-wide.
Yagoona – Life in the Moment – Life in the Now.
Ortho-Bionomy developed out of Osteopathy in the mid 1970s and treats the body as an intelligent system. An intelligent system has the capacity to self-correct so rather than trying to fix your body, Ortho-Bionomy puts the right information into the body in order to stimulate the body’s ability to self correct. This is done by working with the nervous system. As the nervous system is sensitive no force or painful techniques are needed to help the body change. If you have musculoskeletal issues such as back pain, neck & shoulder pain etc then make sure you come by for a chat at the expo
MARY VALLEY RAIL TRAIL
Information showcasing the current and proposed rail trail linking the villages of the Mary Valley for walkers and cyclists of all ages. A membership drive along with the sale of home-made chutneys and jams to raise money for the Mary Valley Rail Trail Association Inc. to assist in awareness and promotion of the existing and proposed trail to the community.
Artisans By Design
Artisans creating designs with Leadlight Glass and crafted Woodwork.
Robyn and Peter are Woodwork and Leadlight Artisans. Together they have created and designed individual Leadlight in Camphaloral Timber frames. Our timber and glass are reclaimed and recycled products.
Robyn and Peter are excited to be able to attend and support the off grid expo…
Corella Native Nursery
Native plant nursery
Native tubestock for revegetation
Vegetation surveys/property reports
Weed Control Services
We help people to restore natural areas of their property, by supplying and planting native trees, controlling weed species, increasing biodiversity, in turn benefiting food growing systems, health of local environment and community.
INSPIRED BY MOANA
‘Inspired by Moana’ Handcrafted Macrame Crystal Jewellery gives you the opportunity to heal your energies the holistic way.
One of the many ways Mother Earth intended Crystals have a variety of healing properties for your energies, emotions, alignments, spiritual, health etc. You can choose what you resonate with or Moana can help you by channelling through your energies to see what best suits your needs.
All ‘Inspired by Moana’ creations are handcrafted by Moana herself setting intentions of Love, Healing & Protection into every piece. Love & Light
The Dawn Pottery
The Dawn Pottery is set in a beautiful part of the Mary Valley .
Paul makes unique 1 off pieces using an old Japanese method called raku, plus traditional domestic ware which are all hand painted and thrown on the wheel.
We use solar panels to fire the kiln and also recycle all the clay. Paul makes wonderful glazes from wood ash from our fireplace which have unique colours.
Paul also runs pottery classes throughout the year.
Eclectic Earth Art
Eclectic Earth Art is a recycled, raw and unique take on home and occasional décor, gifts and more.
Inspired by nature and the traditionally pretty.
Recycled, raw, unique handmade baskets, hearts, mobiles, wreaths, tea lites and more using all natural products (cats claw vine, shells, stone, wood, feathers etc) combined with recycled products (beads, crystals, fabric, glass, timber). One of a kind creations.
M & S Oils
Essential Oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness. Their application can be by use of single oils or in blends simple or more complex depending on the users desired benefits.
Essential Oils can also be the base for many cleaning solutions that are all suitable for all types of septic or off grid wastewater systems.
These naturally occurring aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots and/or flowers of plants.
Would you like to learn how to use essential oils?
Come and visit us and we can help you learn more.
Valley Bees Gympie
A balance between all bees
The commitment of Valley Bees is to nurture and maintain the population of all bees in the local environment.
To achieve this, a community-centred network is necessary to support the individuals and groups who want bees in their locality, and this includes all bees: Honeybees, Social Stingless Bees, and Solitary Bees.
QLD Rural Supplies
QLD Rural Supplies is your local, independent supplier of premium rural merchandise. We offer friendly service and expert advice. A very wide range of quality products from respected Australian and overseas brands to farmers, engineers, builders, and the home handyman.
Farm Supplies – Stockfeed – BEE Keeping Supplies – Organic Pesticides & Herbicides – Hardware – Fencing – Irrigation – Welding Gas & Supplies – Motor Grease & Oils – Fertilisers – Paint – Stainless Steel Fasteners & Hardware – Electric Fencing – Dairy Supplies – Ariat Boots – Mongrel Boots – Gumboots – – Nuts/Bolts – Pumps – Gardening Supplies – Pet Food & Supplies – Automotive Wires & Components – Tap & Dies – Drills
(07) 5481 2800
Off Grid Lifestyle Solutions
Off Grid Lifestyle Solutions can provide a tailored solution to meet your specific needs, requirements and more importantly your budget. From a DIY System to completed installation by one of our licensed installers, you can be assured we have a solution for you.
Off Grid and Hybrid Solar Systems – Solar Pumping Systems – Environmental Monitoring & Soil Monitoring Systems – Composting toilets
Residential – Commercial – RV/Caravan – Marine – Military – Telco
Accusharp Sharpeners & Knives
0414 183 223
Keep your knives in top shape with our elite houseware sharpeners. In about 10 seconds, sharpen all of your knives, serrated knives, cleavers, chef’s knives, paring knives, boning knives, butcher knives, and carving knives saving you time and money.
Whether you are a hunter, fisherman, gardener, or outdoor enthusiast of all, we have a sharpener to make you a pro. In about 10 seconds, sharpen all of your hatchets, axes, machetes, spears, spearheads, serrated knives, pocketknives, broadheads, lawn mower blades, and much more.
Gympie Permaculture is a local group of like minded gardeners from Gympie and surrounding areas. We meet monthly at different locations, peoples properties etc. AT the meeting we swap plant cuttings and seedlings, along with any fruit and veg we have in excess. The meeting concludes with a social cuppa and a bite to eat.
Everyone brings a plate to share and pays $2 to go into the door prize.
We sometimes have guest speakers that talk and do workshops about permaculture. We also do visits to people homes that are already well on the way to achieving their permaculture goals.
QLD Frog Society
Fostering an awareness of frogs and working to help conserve our frogs and their native habitat.
Our aims are to encourage and foster an interest in frogs, to provide expert assistance and education for newcomers and undertake a continuous survey of the local native species to determine their relative abundance and distribution.
Aircrete Domes Australia
Building process for offgrid housing option, Dome Structures made from Aircrete.
Syntropic life is a group of like-minded individuals drawn together through friendship, common spiritual interests and a desire to operate in the spirit of community and thereby help instigate positive change in the world. It is of life and for life.
Our community’s name is Syntropic Life and we educate and train people in this method. Its the most inexpensive method and DIY so anyone can learn. We also plug in other sustainable solutions.
Handmade faery wear, upcycled and funky. Wings and faery wear, layer skirts , elf hoods, flowers staffs, faery dells and more unique creations.
I find my inspiration through nature, my dreams, my faery guides and fantasy/ magical / medieval movies.
I have been a faery for over 20 years, doing nature workshops at the Woodford folk festival, The Planting, numerous schools and permaculture festivals, and for town parades over ten years ago. I now just create magical creations from my heart and showcase them for sale at local festivals and markets also having a faerie space at a local shop in Gympie.
Mobile Power Solutions
Based at Forest Glen, Qld for the last 12 years.
Offering advise & design of customised stand alone off-grid solar systems & portable silent solar generators for residential, Tiny Home, caravan, camping, rural, remote, vehicle, trade and commercial situations.
Fully backed by our exceptional customer service and in house warranty.
No middle man. Small Family owned Australian business.
Phone: Tony 0435 754 254
Health Express World & EMF Safety
We provide leading edge EMF shielding products, personalised consultation services and education to health professionals, engineers, and the general public.
We have a special interest in EMF (ElectroMagnetic Frequencies) detection and mitigation. Every house/work environment is different and our solutions are tailored for your situation and environment.
If you are looking for professional monitoring equipment up to 60GHz please visit our EMF Safety website (EMFSafety.com.au).
For EMF shielding information Call 1300 863 000
Eclectic Elements is a locally Owned small business by a Mother and Daughter duo. Helping you stay connected with the elements of the earth by providing you with high quality, hand picked and ethically sourced crystals from around the world, natural incense, and Eclectic witchcraft tools. We are supporting reforestation projects in Australia by partnering with One Tree Planted to plant one tree for every sale. Giving back to mother earth is very important to us and close to our hearts. We look forward to providing you with quality items to aid you in your spiritual journey and connection with nature.
Energywise Pty Ltd
SolPumps provides a range of high quality brushless DC water pumps. Configurations include bore pumps, immersion pumps and surface pumps which individually range from volumes of up to 50,000 litres, and head heights up to 220 metres.
Many of these pumps can be fitted and maintained by any competent person as they are Extra Low Voltage DC.
Selected because of their exceptional quality, and 3 years of rugged field testing in Australia, they come with a two year warranty.
Gympie & District Sustainability Alliance
A Gympie and District community-based resource available to provide unbiased advice and support to those seeking to move to an environmentally sustainable lifestyle.
Learn from the experience of real people in their journey to a more energy efficient lifestyle.
Enopte (Energy Optimisation Technologies) are a local company based at Coolum Beach specialising in manufacture and deployment of Off-Grid power systems for Tiny Houses, Eco Cottages and also Residential hybrid systems.
We pride ourselves on delivering flexible, reliable and cost effective power systems designed to handle the Australian climate and packaged with a long term warranty including 24/7 support.
Boomerang Bags Gympie
The Boomerang Bag project Is a bag share community driven initiative run by volunteers who’s aim is to reduce single use plastic bags.
Upcycled donated materials are used to make bags which are located throughout our community, reducing plastic consumption.
Blank Canvas Tiny Homes
We could see a need for Tiny homes to be built to a budget whilst still maintaining a level of quality. We take into account your lifestyle and requirements that you need from a home. We understand that for some the idea of living in a Tiny Home was not something to be considered 10 or even 5 years ago, but they have huge potential intoday economy. We love building individual homes that capture your tastes/ colours/ style. We are not into Mass produced, same, same floorplans and we are proud to send a Tiny Home out the driveway to their new owners – who love them as much as we do.
(07) 5482 5787