I acknowledge the traditional owners of this land and the Bundjalung Nation of the Far North Coast region, New South Wales, their Elders past, present and future as custodians and caretakers for many thousands of years with the love and care you show Mother Earth.


Thank you to Barry Ferrier for your support and building the Byron Bay Vision & Affordable Housing Solutions websites pro bono, and to Marie Devlin for introducing me to the homeless people of Byron Bay who inspired this study.


My thanks to Peter Cook and to Christopher Dean for your advice on financial feasibility, possibilities and connections and to Fiona White for offering valued assistance with typing and editing.


To the many people who showed me that ‘we’ can do this because ‘they’ have failed us. Your inspiration has been a catalyst to show what empowered people can achieve.

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