Ian Trew

Host Profile

    My Property

    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.

    Volunteering 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.

    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

    Languages spoken


    Diets we cater for

    Vegetarian meals, Vegetarian only



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