Language and cultural exchange at my off-grid homestead in the Appalachian foothills, Vonore, USA



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  • Beschreibung


    Hello my name is David,
    I am looking for help on my off grid homestead/farm. The Farm is nested on an Appalachian foothill. Most of the 51 acres is wooded, with clearings for the orchard, greenhouse, vineyard and home. Solar and a wood stove power the house. I do have running water (inside even!) Chickens, Pyrenees dogs friends, neighbors, and seasonally my teenage son are around the homestead. Living with Mother Nature is the focus.
    Spring months, the focus is on planting, summer harvesting and some weeding, fall is the busiest with muscadine and fruit tree harvest (persimmon, pear, apple, hazelnut). Wine making is in full swing in the fall. Winter I cut a lot of fire wood and thin the forest. The green house, chicken and dog care are all year round. I also tackle many small construction projects all year round.
    I hike daily in the winter and swim daily in the summer. I love to cook for guest and have guest cook also. Board games, movies, many books and a piano are all rain day activities. I go for coffee and craft beer often.
    I am brand new to Workaway, but maintain 5 star rating with another volunteer website. I like to take time away from the farm to swim in the near by creeks, hike in the smoky mountains, or see bluegrass music. Wine sampling aids in constantly improving the home made wine. Outings in Knoxville, and East TN also include the weekly farm market, coffee shops, and library to name a few.

    Current projects:
    expand solar, replace rain water catchment, prune vineyard, start a covered back deck, tile bathroom, plaster downstairs, move chickens, bathe dog(s), improve hiking trails, wow that's a lot of stuff! I plan to start doing environmental workshops, and yoga classes soon!

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Visitor could learn much about Appalachia, homesteading, farming, off grid living, The Smokey Mountain National Park, Fort Loudon State Park, Cherokee National Forest, Lake Loudon, Citico Creek, Sequoia Birth Place Museum, and Knoxville, Tennessee are all close to the farm. Chattanooga is 2 hours away and so is Ashville, NC. I would be up for short road trips also! I also taught ESL, English as a second language, and would be happy to work with others on improving their English. I would also love to learn another language in the process!

  • Arbeit


    Some of the task include construction, forestry, planting, watering, harvesting, preserving, cooking and eating! Most of the chore are mourning activities with time for afternoon excursions. Around 25 hours a week of help would be great!

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    Their is a twin bed with linen, heated area in my house. room for 1. One week visits are the norm.

    I like to cook for folks and have guests cook for others. Have some meat, but many vegetarian options. I have even hosted vegans with much success. I love to incorporate food from the farm, some seasonally include pumpkin, sweet potatoes, turmeric, garlic, tomatoes, okra, peppers, and many greens to name a few!

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Sequoias birthplace museum, local 1700's English Fort, creeks, lakes, Smoky Mountains, music, live shows, Knoxville Tennessee, Sweat lodges, books, movies, Appalachian culture, hike, bike, swim, play with the chickens!

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 114295727296