Come and help us around our farm, that we are trying to turn into permaculture in Piney Flats, USA


United States

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    Hi. I am Sandra & I have Parkinson's Disease, which is treated naturally with fava beans and homemade tinctures. My husband DB and I live on an a 4.5 acre farm, that we are trying to make into permaculture food forest. Need help for 4 hours a day Monday thru Friday, weekends off. Meals provided. I am gluten-free , (but also make gluten sourdough bread for the rest of the family) We do eat venison, eggs, fish and occasionally organic chicken or turkey and lots of vegies. Workaway person or couple would have a private bedroom, kitchen, living room, bathroom .( This was made as a handicap apartment for a parent. It has a private entrance also). Laundry room shared with me and DB. Our dream is creating a farm flourishing with organically grown fruits, berries and vegetables. Workaway person would be helping with planting, weeding, mulching, digging, watering (manual labor), We play music at nursing homes and I use various puppets to play my mandolin to entertain them. Northeast TN is a wonderful place for hiking, kayaking (have 3 kayaks), music venues, and contra dancing, (although because of CoVid this has not happened in a year). There are also plays...if you like theater. Helpers must not use bad language, drinking , or smoking or drugs, no pets. We have outside cats, rabbits , muskovy ducks, hens in a chicken tractor (chicksaw) that we move daily. Now have 2 lamancha goats , We are a homestead, not a business. Would like to host fellow Christians. Please do not contact if you are not able to work outside 4 hours a day. We like to work 6:30 to 10:30 am while it is cooler or late evening in the hot summer. In winter , like to work afternoons when it is warmer.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    Organic gardening and food, music , enjoying beautiful east Tennessee where there are many places to explore/ hike/ contra dance/ kayak or white water rafting/ theater. We love life and our little piece of God's good earth.

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    Planting trees, gardens, preparing vegetable beds, weeding, ,spreading mulch, helping make trellises, harvesting ,playing music if that is appealing to you (or learning to play...anything with strings) *️also we are working on a children's book about Parkinsons and could use help with format, pictures , editing the project)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private apartment with bedroom,., (which can accommodate a Christian married couple), living room, bathroom with shower, and kitchen apartment. This was built on by previous owners for handicapped parents. You can cook or share meals in the main kitchen. We have to share laundry room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Many local attractions. Music and theater venues, kayaking, hiking, contra dancing ,beautiful mountains and lakes, we are not far from the Bristol Speedway and flea markets, antique stores. We are 18 minutes from Tri Cities airport, 20 minutes from Johnson City Greyhound Bus Station.
    Tri Cities area includes Kingsport., Johnson City, Bristol. (All 3 within 1/2 hour of the farm) . Dollywood in Pigeon Forge is 2 hours away. Also, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville and the great Smokey Mountains, and Appalachian Trail is nearby. Also the Creeper Trail an hour away.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

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  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    can accommodate any size camper and provide outdoor electricity

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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