Help out some artisans around our piece of paradise on the Mendocino , coast, California, USA


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    We just had a killing frost so gardening is over for 2016. A poor man’s paradise and woman’s paradise on the Mendocino coast. Clean air, Clean water, Organic fresh picked Veggies! Artesian well with delicious crystal clear water, Flat land, Raised garden beds, Orchard. I just added garden pics taken May 19th. Work day is usually 8:30am until 12:30pm 5-6 days a week. We grow maritime area veggies such as cabbage, kale , chard, potatoes,squash, lettuce, garlic, onions, leeks, lots of flowers, etc, We also keep hens for fresh organic eggs. Area is very nice for beach walking, fishing, sightseeing, nature communing with large redwoods and much more. Speak English and basic Spanish. No children or pets please. Because we are at our store all day Saturday Sunday and Monday, stays of 2-4 days Tuesday-Friday only would be best, but I can work out a longer stay with the right individuals. That said, all the helpers have stayed a week or two. I would like 24-25 hours a week or 4-5 hours a day of general help with whatever you are good at. We eat mainly organic meals with mostly vegetable based ingredients, but we are not totally vegetarians. We don't eat beef or pork. We like this to be a mutually gratifying situation for all of us. We like to both teach and learn. This is a fragrance free ranch. We are very sensitive to certain chemicals and fragrances. It is essential to have your own transportation as it is many miles to town and public transit is minimal. We are also jewelry makers and stone workers with a retail store (at a different location) which we run Saturday, Sunday and Monday. We have a large lapidary facility and extensive jade and stone inventory right here on the ranch. I welcome work trade to experienced stone workers and jewelry makers as well as web designers. I sell on Ebay so any work trade for that type of help would also be welcome. There is a small cabin only for a short stay and a living area by the shop or space for your own RV or tent.. If you have read all of this so far, please include the word MENDO in the first line of your email to us. Including this word helps us to determine serious inquiries. Mandatory for all volunteers…You have profile photo and sufficient info about any prospective Workawayers. We speak on the phone first, I will check references, You must have a photo ID. Upon arrival I make a copy of your ID with photo. Cool weather is here and not much to learn about Organic Gardening until spring 2017. I want to repeat….You must have a vehicle when you visit us.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I've lived here for over 30 years and have vast local knowledge of the area. We farm organically. We have no TV! Learn to slow down and smell the flowers.

  • Help


    Experienced lapidary workers are given priority as there is a very special lapidary facility

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English. Basic Spanish

  • Accommodation


    If you have your own RV that is best. I also have a small cabin for a short stay and an living area near the shop if needed. Tent is good only in the mild months. Spot for RV anytime Dec-Feb is not good for tents.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You need your own motor vehicle here. The sights are endless and gorgeous. We have an Awesome coastline with beaches as well as rocky areas with crashing waves during storms. We have towering ancient redwoods, Orr Hot Springs, Charming village of Mendocino and lots more.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 24-25 hours a week

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