Catherine Coupe

Host Profile

    My Property

    Business Type


    Farming methods


    Short Property Description

    Hello this Kate and Big Al here.  We are happy to welcome you.

    Lake Cootharaba retreat, our suburban Permaculture garden and retreat is situated in Boreen Point, a small village surrounded by the beautiful biosphere region of Cooloola National Park, on the shores of the stunning Lake Cootharaba and 1/2 hr from Noosa.  Our garden has evolved organically over the years according to  permaculture principles and ethics. A bohemian place with little nooks and grannies for reflection and relaxing. The garden is to be redesigned as a Permaculture teaching space.

    We also moved a small house onto a three acre rural property in Pomona, 20 minutes from Boreen Point two years ago. Half the property and the gardens around the newly established house are to be incorporated into a Permaculture design. So there is lots to learn and share and we are really open to learning too. With challenges due to Covid and difficulties with accomodation for many people we are open to longer stays and  possibilities to earn extra income in the neighbourhood or on the property.

    We have a few types of accomodation to choose from.

    Hoping to hear from you.

    Best wishes Kate and Al.


    Organic/Biological methods we use

    We use no chemicals and incorporate the use of worm castings and juice, compost tea, composting bins mulch and manures to replenish the soil and fertilise our plants.

    My Details


    Catherine Coupe

    Partners Name

    Big Al



    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    2 WWOOFers

    Preferred length of Stay

    Longer stays by negotiation, Whatever suits


    In Our Home, Separate Building, Caravan, BYO Accommodation

    Other options

    Non-Smoking, No Children, No Pets please

    Meal Procedures

    Share most meals, Share cooking, Food provided, cook your own

    Languages spoken

    English and Japanese

    Diets we cater for

    Mixed meals, some meat, some vegetarian, Fish based meals, BYO Special diet foods please

    Why I became a WWOOF Host

    Hi my name is Kate and I’m happy to become involved in the WWOOFing world, For many years I’ve been a host on a different platform and enjoyed people visiting, from OZ and around the world. I have travelled fairly extensively myself, so happy to meet people, share culture, ideas and skills.

    As you can see I have my own property and my partners property so there are projects in the pipe line…..skills to share, and possibly even be part of a livelihood I’m creating. There could be possibilities of local employment too.

    I’m very interested in the retro suburbia concept developed by David Holmgren, the co-creator of Permaculture, with Bill Mollison. I completed two PDC 20 years ago and since then my life has been guided by Permaculture Ethics and Principles.

    In this unstable world in which we live I would like to share skills, my house and grow food and it would be great to share this any interested WWOOFers out there.

    Work and Study Remotely here

    Work and Study Remotely here by arrangement



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