Looking for volunteer help to convert our 8 acre ranch into an 1800's pioneer style bed & breakfast in Texas, USA

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi, we are a friendly family from Austin, TX. We live on a miniature hobby farm in town that we're in the process of converting to a bed and breakfast, and own a vacation rental property on the Austin lakefront. We're getting started on a lot of creative building projects and small renovations, and would love some extra help.

    We enjoy meeting people from all over! We have a awesome black Lab names Lucky and farm animal pets ready to greet you!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    We are continuing work converting our 8 acre urban farm into an 1800's pioneer style B&B including rebuilding the barn, adding rough cut cedar posts and beams everywhere, building more cable bridges over the creeks, improving our ponds and wilderness trails and constructing more pens for quail, duck, sheep, miniature horses and rabbits.

    Also, there's daily care for animals, work on the winter crops.

    We like to work 2-3 hours in the morning and then have a giant breakfast. After that you can take the day off to do whatever you like in Austin.

    We are hoping to begin hosting in April

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    ENG

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Depending on the project and availability you can stay at our farm in town - either our cozy cabin in the woods or attached suite at the main house. We provide a hearty breakfast each day. You'll have a kitchenette to use for other meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Austin has a great many things to offer - great parks, hike and bike trails, a plethora of music venues, good eats at local restaurants, artistic, hip vibe. We can loan you bikes anytime so you can get around town easily.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    -Experience urban farm life -- collect fresh eggs for breakfast, build things with your hands, chase off coyotes. Try out your many different skills and create memorable experiences.
    -Relax and sample waterfront living on Lake Austin - fishing, swimming, kayaking...
    -Explore the music, art, food and theater scene in Austin.
    -Check out the legislative process and talk with state senators and congressmen at the Capitol or take advantage of dozens of programs and events offered at UT year round.

  • ...

    Volunteering hours expected

    Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 5 days a week


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Our barn at the farm
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