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Noosa Forest Retreat Holistic Permaculture Community
Noosa Forest Retreat Holistic Permaculture Community
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Golden Gully Road , Kin Kin, queensland, AU
07 54097577
Climate zone:
Sub tropical

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Noosa Forest Retreat Holistic Permaculture Community

Project Type

Rural, Residential, Intentional Communities, Community, Demonstration, Educational, Financial Economic, Legal, Political

Project Summary

A Sunshine Coast, Australia (Noosa Hinterland) grassroots rural permaculture community and permaculture education center. A permaculture community demonstration site and teaching centre laying the basic foundation for permaculture community & helping empower its members. Offering low cost short to long term, private & share accommodation to those with a PDC.

Project Description

Noosa Forest Retreat is a holistic rural permaculture community, permaculture demonstration site and teaching center offering a basic foundation for permaculture community and education; securing fertile land with accommodation, beginning garden inferstructure, inviting participation, lifestyle change, membership and offering permaculture education, see www.permaculturecoursequeensland.com.au www.noosaforestretreat.com We have an open door policy that does require self reliance and an ability to accept biodiversity amongst individuals and there backgrounds while holding an integrated positive vision for our common future.

The property itself consists of a beautiful lush fertile 160 acres nestled into the foothills of Mother Mountain in the Noosa hinterland backing onto thousands of acres of forestry and national park. The property has 4 basic approved houses and has abundant water being crossed by two streams and with a number of dams.

We have had some success at inviting and helping to inspire other individuals to make a lifestyle change, take up Permaculture and move here, who are in turn helping contribute to the valley becoming a permaculture Oasis.

We have been developing a produce & product run over the last few years delivering tons of our own permaculture produce and organic milk to the greater Sunshine Coast Community and in so doing helping to develop skills, local trade and income so essential for viable sustainability and personal empowerment.

We are also developing a sister permaculture project see www.beachhealthretreat.com.au which is also employing 3 community members offering personal luxury beachside health retreats in the heart of the sunshine coast also utilising the fresh organic produce from community gardens




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