Hi, we are a friendly family from Austin, TX. We live on a miniature hobby ranch in town that we're in the process of converting to an 1800's style bed and breakfast. We would love some extra help keeping the property looking nice and maintained, starting a garden and tending to our mini horses, rabbits and chickens.
We enjoy meeting people from all over!
Help with Eco project
Help with Computers / internet
-Experience urban farm life -- collect fresh eggs for breakfast, feed the chickens, rabbits and mini horses. Learn how to groom and walk Triumph and Champagne, Chase off coyotes, snakes and raccoons!
- Explore the trails in our back meadow and massive bamboo forest. Create bamboo music shakers, cedar post walking sticks and anything else you can think of!
- Check out the music, art, & food scene in Austin.
- Attend dozens of programs, events and festivals offered throughout the city.
- Borrow our bikes and explore the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail or the Shoal Creek Greenbelt.
- Join us for a Community Music Jam it the Barn . Learn to play simple guitar, percussion, or harmonica.
-Take a day trip and experience authentic, small town Texas values and hospitality-- just 30 minutes any direction from Austin.
Volunteers will help feed the animals, clear trails, mend fences, mow lawns, leaf blow, jet spray, tend to the garden, trim trees and bushes and general light maintenance.
The ideal situation is a week-long volunteer stay when we can host 2-3 workawayers. Couples and friends encouraged. RV's okay.
We enjoy being alongside volunteers as our schedule permits, however it is helpful if tasks can be completed independently or with other volunteers.
We like to do 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.
Stay at our farm (we are only 15 minutes to downtown Austin!) We have a cozy cabin in the woods near the main house (electric, but no plumbing). Cabin is furnished for two and has internet access.
There's a private bathroom with shower for volunteers at the main house and a shared outdoor kitchen there as well. We provide a hearty breakfast each day. (Meals other than breakfast will be on your own unless otherwise coordinated.)
Volunteers will need their own transportation to get in and around Austin. There are grocery stores nearby and a really nice laundry facility.
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 scene. We can loan you bikes anytime so you can get around town easily.
Best to have your own car or vehicle to get into town. When in town, bus routes, bikes, scooters, rideshare available.
We strive to create a fun and interesting culture where workawayers can also meet other workawayers and socialize with friends of ours while volunteering at our place!
We like to host potlucks, events, workshops, music concerts and invite friends and others in the Austin community who are interested in gathering to exchange ideas and stories!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
2-3 hours a day