Help on our North Carolina Mountain Homestead, USA

  • United States
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  • Last activity: 02/02/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    Located in the Brushy Mountains, a spur of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The mostly wooded 40 acres encompasses walking trails, a beautiful stream, swimming pond, sauna, organic gardens and more. This is a multi-purpose facility, occasionally hosting a small number of artists, writers, couchsurfers, farm interns and folks who just need to take a deep breath and relax.​​

    Facilities are clean, rustic and welcoming but posh we are not.
    Workaway helpers are asked to help approximately 25 hours/week. Artistic contributions and other forms of making the lives of those around you better can all be counted toward that helping time.​ Preference is given to long term helpers interested in staying for several weeks to several months.

    The nearest town (Wilkesboro) is 7 miles away with cultural centers (Asheville, Boone, Winston Salem) being 1 to 2 hours away. Food is laissez faire vegetarian.

    Well behaved pets and children are a possibility with advanced approval.

    Learn how to: grow a garden; drive a tractor; bake bread; cultivate mushrooms; operate a chain saw; identify and gather herbs and medicinals; build a house; live sustainably and self sufficiently; get along and contribute in a communal setting and so much more.
    Major projects for spring of 2022 include major improvements to swimming hole, landscaping and building a stone wall. Also looking for someone to oversee the organic garden.

    Excellent Wifi and spotty mobile phone service available but you are encouraged to limit your usage of these services and engage more fully with the nature and people surrounding you. Anyone caught texting at the dinner table will be pelted with the vegetable of the day.

    English and some Spanish spoken. Tom, the proprietor, has lived in intentional communities and traveled extensively throughout this amazing planet.

    COVID 19 update: Vaccination required. I feel obligated to the community and to others staying here to do so. Please be prepared to show vaccination record

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    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

    Workaway helpers will have the opportunity to learn about and participate in many varied homesteading tasks. While the tasks you will be doing are very important to the continuation of this homestead project, time and space are also open for exploring interesting and provocative answers to life's persistent questions

  • Help

    Help

    Gardening, construction projects, routine maintenance, art projects.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private rooms and dormitory with shared living space

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Boone (45 minutes), Asheville (2 hours), Blue Ridge Parkway (30 minutes) are all accessible during your days off.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Prior approval

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    20-25 hours per week

Host ref number: 161239694764

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