Forming Formed: 2006 Established: 2008
This page last updated:3/10/2013
Noosa Forest Retreat
Noosa Forest Retreat is a developing shared rural grass roots property/ co-op nestled amongst the nuturing foothills of Mothar Mountain situated in; the subtropical, Noosa hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia.
Land Comprising 62 lush forsted north facing acres with fertile soil and abundant water backing onto thousands of acres of forestry and national park. Ideal for food production, one of the main shared values.
There is a number of simple houses situated on the property offering various accomodation options, short to long term for holiday retreat or residency. Entry is normally via the main farm house set up as a share or co-house. There is currently a unique position offering Free accommodation with full services to the right person with a horticulture or permaculture qualification for work exchange helping develop food systems. The whole site is registered land for Wildlife Protection and is Organic.
Primary shared values/activities are the adventure of reclaiming responsability for personal food production and mindful healthy supportive living or Sangha. A required entry agreement is to respect individual differences and take solution based responsability for challenges and projects.
The property is affiliated with www.beachhealthretreat.com wich offers a number of yoga, organic eco-systemic farming and personal detox/purification/retreat programs, as well as some paid work to retreat residents.
Web site www.noosaforestretreat.com
phone 06 7 54097555
visitor contact: Ian Trew or Devi Pepperdine
mailing address PO box 1906 Noosa 4567 Qld Australia
We have a goal to be flexible in welcoming all souls who are sincere about improving their health and living in a mindful co-supportive manner. To this end we can negotiate work exchange and welcome members of the WOOF organisation. Our WWOOF registration No is QN001. See above for Free accom offer and paid work option.
Former/Other Names: Mother mountain Ashram
This page last updated:3/10/2013
Visitor Process: Contact community 06 7 54097555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss preferences, and arrange visit. WWOOF members welcome mem No QN001 Contact person Ian trew
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
Open to new members:
(limited and varying positions)
By a group of elders or other leaders
(monthly meetings provide oppourtunity of all to have imput)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(community operates shared car food and small personal no interest loans.)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(if food gardens utilised)
Land and Buildings
(with access to a Noosa beach bunglow)
62 acres (25.1 hectares)
(backing onto thousands acres forestry and NP)
Land Owned By:
Individual community member(s)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(seasonally dependent and increasing. We deliver REAL MIlk(raw & organic) to Noosa Community share holders)
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Main farm house and kitchen is vegetarian only)
(main house alcohol free zone)
(main house clean air zone)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(mindful living is an active goal)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(respectful of individual differences)
(Strong home schooling base in greater community)
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