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, 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 help approximately 25 hours/week. Artistic contributions and other forms of making the lives of those around you better can all be counted toward that helping 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.
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.
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. Anyone caught texting at the dinner table will be pelted with the vegetable of the day.
English and some Spanish spoken. Tom, the proprietor, has lived in intentional communities and traveled extensively throughout this amazing planet.
2019 update! Beginning in March. Be part of a small, ever changing nomadic community as a new house is built from the bottom up, micro hydroelectric system is (finally) installed and so much more. Needed- artists to paint murals and decorative floors; vegetable garden sprites; experienced (or not so much) carpenters: chief cook and bottle washer to keep the crew fed; musicians to entertain; others who are willing and able to help and play well together.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Workaway helpers will have the opportunity to learn about and participate in many varied homesteading tasks. While the tasks you will be doing are very important to the continuation of this homestead project, time and space are also open for exploring interesting and provocative answers to life's persistent questions
Gardening, construction projects, routine maintenance, art projects.
Private rooms with shared living space
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
25 hours per week