North Carolina Mountain Homestead and Retreat Center, USA

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  • Description

    Description

    Located in the Brushy Mountains, a spur of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The mostly wooded 40 acres encompasses walking trails, a beautiful stream, swimming pond, sauna, organic gardens and more. This is a multi-purpose facility, occasionally hosting a small number of artists, writers, couchsurfers, organic farm interns and folks who just need to take a deep breath and relax.​​

    Facilities are clean, rustic and welcoming but posh we are not.
    Workaway helpers are asked to work approximately 25 hours/week. Artistic contributions and other forms of making the lives of those around you better can all be counted toward that work time.​ Preference is given to long term helpers interested in staying for several weeks to several months.

    The nearest town (Wilkesboro) is 7 miles away with cultural centers (Asheville, Boone, Winston Salem) being 1 to 2 hours away. Food is laissez faire vegetarian. Well behaved pets and children are a possibility with advanced approval.

    Workaway helpers will have the opportunity to learn about and participate in many varied homesteading tasks. While the work you will be doing is very important to the continuation of this homestead project, a major emphasis is also placed on developing our relationships, exploring new ideas and seeking clarity as we enter into a new and uncertain future.

    Excellent Wifi and spotty mobile phone service available but you are encouraged to limit your usage of these services and engage more fully with the nature and people surrounding you. If you are unwilling or unable to detach yourself from your device for much of the day, please don't ask to come here. Anyone caught texting at the dinner table will be pelted with the vegetable of the day.

    English and some Spanish spoken. Tom the owner has lived in intentional communities and traveled extensively, particularly in Latin America.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help

    Help

    Gardening, construction projects, tending animals, routine maintenance, help in kitchen. art projects.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private rooms with shared living space

  • 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?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn how to: grow a garden; drive a tractor; cultivate mushrooms; operate a chain saw; identify and gather herbs and medicinals; build a house; live sustainably and self sufficiently; get along and contribute in a communal setting and so much more

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    Volunteering hours expected

    3-4

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