For us, travel is about connection, curiosity, and a gentle calling to make the world a better place. It's connection with a sense of belonging - with each other and the planet. Wayfairer is a regenerative and cooperative tourism booking platform. A platform owned by the community, for the community, to facilitate deeper and richer experiences for hosts and guests all over Australia. We are redesigning the tourism model so that it works for the benefit of all stakeholders.
When you book your accommodation on Wayfairer, 50% of your booking fee is reinvested back into the local region - to regenerate the environment, foster localisation, and promote sustainable and smart community development. Collectively we can leverage Australia’s spectacular tourism assets to deliver tangible social and environmental impact. We think that’s wayfairer!
FLOAT is a houseboat artist residency on Bung Yarnda/Lake Tyers, nurturing regenerative economies with untourism & social enterprise. We nurture a network of art projects, events and creative partnerships. Our School of Untourism exists to bring artists, environmentalists, entrepreneurs and community together to reactivate Far East Gippsland through arts led tourism.
We are building a sustainable arts precinct while creating a platform for a new era of creative environmental stewardship.
1) Why is Gippsland a great place to do business?
We love the wild wild far east. It’s worth spending our lives celebrating and protecting it. And attracting likeminded folk to do the same.
2 )Why do you support Gippslandia?
Gippslandia has changed the way we see ourselves. Providing a new prism where you don’t need to be young and hip to be valued. Just care about the environment, sustainable lives, doing good for everyone - and you’re in.
3) Why is it important to your business to support local initiatives?
At the heart of the Wayfairer model we believe we can inspire local communities to create connections, and work together to foster a healthy, resilient, thriving place to visit and live. Robust well connected local communities and initiatives provide vital support for everyone and through our cooperative enterprise we aspire to show how redirecting capital back to regions can positively impact all our communities.
4) What does a successful and supportive community look like to you?
A place where every local wishes the best for everyone and connect across the old silos. Where naysayers are extinct.
5) Share your hot tip. How can visitors have the best time in our region?
Walk with purpose. Embrace the elements. Chat to anyone. Support an artist.