Enjoy forest, meadows and an organic garden on Mt Hood, Oregon, USA


United States


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  • Description


    We are looking for a couple or individaul with maintenance or construction experience to join us for part or all the the spring/summer/fall seasons. This is a paid position, with housing provided in a shared apartment with your own private room or a private 24' RV. Send us a message if you would like to be considered.

    We are practicing safe covid-19 procedures including wearing face masks indoors and when checking in guests, social distancing, daily sanitizing, proviiding santizer...

    Our Farm borders thousands of acres of national forest land and features: an organic garden; an original homestead house built in 1909, 8 yurts; a wood-fired hot tub; open meadows and forests (walking trails connect the varying mix of conifers and hardwoods); campsites; main living quarters; a converted city bus, barn and workshop; and a children's play area. A year round creek flows through the property and our drinking water comes from a natural mountain spring.

    The farm is open to camping in tents and small RVs in our forest and meadows. We also rent out our 8 yurts and the cabin. Part of the job will be checking in guests and getting the yurts, cabin and camp areas ready.

    There will be garden work, plus tackling some projects including some renovations on our original homestead cabin, finishing out a Tiny House, building some picnic tables, gathering firewood...

    We host 2 folk music events which are on hold until the pademic is over: an Old Time Music campout, which we host over Labor Day Weekend.. 100 participants gather to share their love for American Old-time Music; and a bluegrass campout on the last weekend in August. Both are sponsored by non profit organizations and benefit the carrying on of America's traditional music.

    About Us
    Our farm manager Heidi, recently joined us. Heidi is a Master Gardener has organic gardening. She has experience in hospitality having managed a Tiny House Hotel.

    We are a couple with an 11 and 6 year old children and an adult son. Jim is American and Britta is from Germany. In addition to the farm, we also own and operate the NW Portland International Hostel. We spend time at both our hostel in Portland and the farm. Our combined expertise and skills are: carpentry, business management, organizational management, downhill and cross country skiing, and child rearing. We are non smokers and conscious of what we eat. Languages spoken are English and German.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    You will gain skills as a camp host, in organic gardening techniques, some forestry skills, event planning and implementation, basic back to the land skills, maintenance and carpentry skills, learning to be part of a team, building character and ethics.

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    Projects involving children

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  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    Carpentry, maintenance, gardening, hospitality host and back to the land skills are helpful.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a 24' travel trailer for your accomodations with a kitchen. You'll have access to bathrooms with showers and laundry facilities.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are within 1 mile to cafes, a grocery store and hardware store. We have bicycles for you to use to get around the local area. There is public transportation to and from the city of Portland for a minimal fee (under $5).

    Three major rivers are all within the vicinity, in addition to Mt. Hood and its numerous wilderness areas full of hiking trails and activities for outdoor enthusiasts.

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    • 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

    small trailer trailers, RVs, and vans (under 25'). We have plenty of space for camping.

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    Hours expected

    30 to 40 hours per week

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