Resident Application

Noosa Forest Retreat is situated in the Noosa hinterland Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia. Noosa Forest Retreat treats the land and all life on it as sacred, utilizing organic and permaculture farming to do so. We are not only developing and growing nutritious food systems, but also creating a healthy community, living close to the earth and striving to meet its needs sustainable and equitably, while supporting each individual’s personal and spiritual growth.

We are in the early days of this adventure and looking for individuals committed to; natural farming, integrated health, living close to the earth in tune with the seasons, organic food,yoga and education around any of the above etc.

With our on-going permaculture courses, training and internships we aim to be a world class co-owned permaculture farm.

We offer limited long term residency (subject to availability in one of community houses) and support in Permaculture farming with various arrangements depending on experience and qualifications.

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If you're in Australia, your current address in Australia
Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or any intolerances/food allergies?
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Location, date & facilitator, notes
Summarizs special skills and qualifications you have acquired from employment, previous volunteer work, or through other activities, including hobbies or sports.
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Tell us about your expectations of your stay in Noosa Forest Retreat. What do you wish to achieve and learn? What are your inspirations and goals in life?
1=terrible ... 10=master gardener
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Our Policy
It is the policy of Noosa Forest Retreat to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability.
Thank you for your application and interest in joining our community. We will get back to you once we have checked our availability to offer residency to you. NFR is a 4 separate cooperating neighbors/titles with a share house and a stand alone rental house that both occasionally are available (6 month or longer lease only)