Join our family farmstead in Oregon, USA


United States

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  • Description


    Hi, my name is Lori I'm excited to meet folks from around the world.

    I love meeting new people and sharing the farmstead, I have a lot of life experiences to share and am excited to hear about yours. There are many animals here and Dog Lovers and Animal Lovers are highly appreciated.

    I personally became most interested in what I eat, how it is raised, what the exposures are, and what happens between farm to table when I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2006. I invite you to come to see a working farmstead there is so much to learn.

    I am very excited and passionate about what I do (business-wise) with the pigs, goats, and chickens and the prospect of breeding Health Tested Australian Shepherds. I have learned a lot and love sharing what I have learned about all the species. That being said, I am looking for home, yard, and pet help with the private homestead so I have more time for my business ventures. I am not asking for any help with business activity, just my private homestead.

    If a guest has an interest in farm ventures, I would be happy to share my experiences and give demonstrations. I do not expect volunteers to do any work associated with business activities.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    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

    The homestead is a gem, I have been here since 1996. I learned from an old-timer my barn was built in 1910 and he as a child milked cows in it. My dream has always been to have my horses in my backyard, this farm is my dream. I hold a General Journeyman Electrical license but haven't worked with my tools since 2003. I did foster care here at the farm until January 2020. I enjoy gardening, raising my own meat, eggs, and some fruits/veggies, working with my horses, dogs, and farm animals. I hope I can share many aspects of my farmstead life.

  • Help


    Workawayers with many skills appreciated every little thing makes a big difference.

    We have a beautiful home and setting that is perfect for sharing. While I am quite busy with the business end of the farmstead there is soo... much that needs tending to that I am quite overwhelmed. My 80-year-old mother lives on the property and is limited in what she can help with so it falls on me to keep things in order.

    The help we are needing is gardening, weeding, pruning, basic home maintenance, DIY projects around the house, housework and cooking, watering of flowers, yards, and gardens. If you know how to install flooring ... that would be a plus. We have pet horses, donkeys, and dogs that need love and attention.

    Folks who see a need and attend to it, self-starters, and a good work ethic are much appreciated. We always appreciate folks assisting in the socialization and care of our pets, there is only one of me :) Mention puppies in your email so I know you have read this profile :) There is always weeding and evolution of ornamental and vegetable gardens, we like the property to look clean, neat, and tidy. Workawayers may get dirty, break a nail or even sweat on a hot day but we sure will have fun doing it. I am only interested in dedicated and passionate volunteers.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We offer a room in the farmstead home. The home is 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms with inside laundry facilities. There is plenty of meat in the freezer and food in the pantry... we like to share meals or fend for ourselves... share in clean up, preparation, and/or assign a chef :) We ask you to purchase your own preferred snack items.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This is a NON- SMOKING, NON-DRUG HOME AND PROPERTY, LEGAL OR NOT. Thank you for respecting this. If you think I'm joking come with a plan B.

    There are hiking trails and lakes nearby along with Covered Bridges, rivers, waterfalls a local farmers market, a large Saturday market in nearby Eugene, many local wineries and brew stations... the list goes on.
    There are a ton of things to do if you have a vehicle within 2-3.5 hours... beaches, mountains, lakes, hikes, waterfalls, Crater Lake National Park just to name a few.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    It's possible we would have to talk about it and see if it was workable.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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