Ian Trew

Host Profile

    My Property

    Property Name

    Noosa Forest Retreat

    Business Type

    Commercial Farm

    Farming methods


    Short Property Description

    ‘Noosa Forest Retreat’ (NFR), contact Ian Trew. Permaculture community farm, demonstration site & Education centre; specialising in permaculture introduction courses, Full Permaculture Design Courses (PDC) & Internships, 20% discount for WWOOF members & students. Offering healthy accommodation short to long term. NFR is a grass roots permaculture share co-op on 160 acres nestled amongst the foothills of Mother Mountain.

    NFR is in early stages of implementing food gardens & buildings & welcome all who would like to participate short or long term or as members. Shares available for purchase. Help with carpentry & visitors with PDC particularly required.

    We also particularly welcome & support those interested in utilising our acreage & basic facilities as a venue for education & workshops. Exploring various aspects of well being, diet & integrative lifestyle, developing & demonstrating co-operative permaculture food production, distribution, nutrient return & greater community while developing land sharing systems respecting biodiversity of people & place & income for our goals.

    We operate a weekly raw milk & produce run throughout Sunshine Coast.

    The main house overlooks organic orchards, vegie & herb gardens. Ideally located for biking, bushwalking, Eumundi markets, canoeing & surfing.

    Work incl. all aspects of orchard & garden maintenance, earthworks & natural building.

    Negotiable. stays of 2 weeks and over for up to 3 self-reliant people.

    Wi Fi. Communal vegetarian meals or self-cater for reduced work. No smoking inside.

    Can pick up WWOOFers from Noosa.

    Special Conditions

    NFR is a non-profit extension of yoga/meditation practices. See beachhealthretreat.com.au

    Skills WWOOFers can learn here

    Organic practices & techniques, Permaculture design practices & techniques, Gardening, Composting, Propagating, Pruning, Soil conservation, Mulching, Worm farming, Using & caring for tools, Fencing, Handyman

    Courses and Events

    CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE FOR ALL COURSES https://noosaforestretreat.com/

    My Details


    Ian Trew

    Partners Name

    Deborah Pepperdine



    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    3 WWOOFers

    Preferred length of Stay

    2-4 weeks, Longer stays by negotiation


    Separate Building, Caravan

    Other options


    Meal Procedures

    Share some meals

    Diets we cater for

    Vegetarian, Vegan



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