I'm Julia, a seasoned workawayer who has finally found her own farm! I'm very laid back and love culture exchanges with people, so I'm happy to have some company. I'm an herbalist, a meditator, a musician and a farmer! I love to sing and joke around, as well as have deep talks. I truly enjoy having guests, as I like to take care of others.
I have a huge 100-year old mansion with an equally as mature pear, apple and plum orchard. It sits on 4 hectare of beautiful land, so it's quiet and you feel alone with nature. :) The house is newly renovated and beautiful, a very nice and comfortable place to live in with lots of space. We also have a big pond where you can swim and relax with the surrounding nature.
This is the first year of working with the house, but I have a big garden with lots of veggies and medicinal flowers, and we have quite a pear harvest, as well as many other fruits.
The house is huge with a big attic with a big bed and privacy. The volunteer sleeps upstairs, and is welcome to my homemade sourdough breads, and vegetarian cooking in exchange for 4-5 hours of help per day. If you like to cook, I am happy to share that task as well. :) The rest of the time you can relax and enjoy the bounty of this property. There is also a lot of space to take a blanket and go sit on the grass by yourself, as well as two hammocks on the back porch.
I have a cat that sleeps outside, but sometimes she will come to purr you and give you love, if you would like.
I don't have WIFI here but the signal is good, and if you need the internet I can give you a hotspot. This is a great place to forget about the internet and the outside world. :)
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Volunteers can learn anything that I know from my 12 years traveling the world and volunteering on farms. You can learn about herbal medicine, gardening, meditation, cooking, and most of all, how to relax and enjoy life.
4-5 hours of work, and you can make your own schedule. I usually wake up early and meditate for at least an hour in the morning, so mornings are usually quiet and relaxed. I need help with general maintenance of the property, weeding, gardening, cutting small trees, etc., and right now harvesting pears and processing them into dried fruit leather for storing and gifts to family and friends. I would enjoy someone who is good at taking care of themselves and being in their own energy, while able to take directions clearly and take pride in helping the property grow. I love to share, laugh, make music with others, and relax. This is a great place to participate in earth work while being able to relax and appreciate nature.
Double bed with private attic (huge). The only 'non private' aspect is that you can hear what is going on in the kitchen downstairs. Homemade bread and vegetarian diet. I usually only cook in the evening, but you are free to cook with what I have here, which is mostly quality food from the market or the garden. I don't really buy cheese or meat, but I will provide coffee and milk and all other vegan stuff. The grocery store is about a 20-25 minute walk.
We have a big pond for swimming, lots of space for relaxing, an electric piano and guitar and yoga mats. The bus station is about a 25 minute walk, and I don't have a car, but I can walk to pick you up if you are nervous about getting here by yourself.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
You have space and a desk upstairs. I only have a hotspot, so I would prefer if you are spending hours online, that you would have a SIM card, or at least be willing to spend a few bucks on extra data that you use from my hotspot. :)
We have a lot of space and electrical outlets outside.
I am willing to accept pets, but if your dog is really really barky, then I would prefer not. I like it to be peaceful here. :)
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week