Remote Off-Grid Wilderness Permaculture Farm Seeks Visionary Builders of the Future in Northern California, USA


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  • Description


    We are a remote, off-grid wilderness homestead / permaculture-oriented community located deep in the Six Rivers National Forest in Northern California. We live on 160 acres of mostly forested land and cultivate large gardens, perennial food forests and orchard trees, as well as maintaining solar, spring-fed water, composting toilet, wood heat, and other permaculture systems.

    We offer regular volunteering (minimum two weeks) year-round, and also internships -- an intensive, hands-on learning experience with either a 3, 6 or month commitment The internship covers all the basics of sustainable living, from food production and sourcing water to building shelter, foraging, wildcrafting, animal husbandry, and medicinal plants. Weekly reading assignments will focus on various areas in conjunction with hands on work.

    Work can include garden and food production and processing, animal care (chickens, goats, dogs, cats), stone building, cob, firewood processing, soil building, and on and on.

    Our work and community schedules are pretty flexible other than one weekly community meeting;
    We provide Workawayers room and board -- either a cabin, the Lodge or (in summer) large 6 man tent with a mattress, bedding, etc -- in exchange for 25hrs/week work-trade.

    We are all hard workers who like to get things done but also take time to stop and enjoy the fruits of our labor - if this sounds like you and you're up for a learning adventure, we look forward to hearing from you!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learning the culture of sustainable living (permaculture) here involves implementing it's principles, primarily
    1. How to mimic nature in designing and maintaining efficient, natural systems of farming
    2. Developing a reverent relationship with the land, plants and animals
    3. Creating healthy community relationships through effective, compassionate communication and self-expression (our focus is NVC/Nonviolent Communication)

  • Help


    We usually have several projects going at any given time. Usually some building - cabin, goat pen, hobbit hole, tree house - and landscaping - terracing, rock wall building. And then garden things of course, depending on the season - planting, weeding, tending, propagating, pruning, harvesting. Food processing, soil building, animal care, and taking care of common areas.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    May through later October / early November most volunteers stay in cabins or large 6-man tents(with mattress).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Locally there are spectacular redwood groves and hikes. We're in the Siskiyou Mountain range and is within the National Forest and National Recreation Area. So lots of nature to be explored. The Ocean is 45 minutes away.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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