Ben McIntyre of Tiny House Rolling Pasture will bring a Tiny House to the Hinterland Harvest Market on November 11

Ben McIntyre of Tiny House Rolling Pasture will bring a Tiny House to the Hinterland Harvest Market on November 11

We are counting down the weeks now until Christmas! Look to your local markets for the best presents and produce for your tree.

Markets are ideal to relax with a coffee or breakfast, catch up with friends and meet our growers and creatives. Hinterland Harvest Market is hosting some workshops – on November 4 there’s cooking demonstrations by Chris from Hungry Feel restaurant, and Cecilia from CC’s Kitchen.

In December topics include ceramics, gut health and raw cooking. You can even broaden your social conscience and see sustainable housing in the making…

Home is where the harvest is

Every Saturday morning, foodies and health enthusiasts flock to the Hinterland Harvest Market in Woombye for their weekly local, organic and chemical-free produce. While enjoying a healthy breakfast, market-goers can listen to local musicians and lap up the friendly community vibe.

Uniquely, the market regularly hosts public talks on food, health and sustainable living, as well as craft workshops and cooking demonstrations.

On November 11 Tiny House builder, Ben McIntyre, and affordable housing advocate Julia Peddie from CHASM (Compassionate Housing Affordability Solutions Maleny), will be speaking passionately about the role of tiny homes in the current housing market, in the Speakers Tent from 8am.

Ben lived the simple life in converted buses and a Dutch barge whilst travelling the globe, which led him to establishing his business Tiny Home Rolling Pasture building tiny houses on wheels.

Ben will have his latest tiny house on display at the market and looks forward to sharing and answering burning questions about the process.

Julia helped establish CHASM last year following the Housing Conversations at the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre in 2015.

The group is trialing a bold initiative for community-owned affordable housing in Maleny for the town’s most vulnerable. Currently fundraising to build their first home in the Maple Street Co-op Garden, CHASM is keen to hear from people who’d like to help.

Hinterland Harvest Market is every Saturday (6-11am) in the Suncoast carpark, Woombye. Thanks to Cr Jenny McKay and the Sunshine Coast Regional Council for their support. Visit Ben at www.tinyhomerollingpasture.com.au and contact CHASM at www.facebook.com/chasmhousing