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

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United States

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    14/01/2021

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    We have all the help we need at this time.

    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; campers kitchen in 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.

    From May - September 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: 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
    We are a couple with 10 and 5 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. Our farm manager is Karlee. This will be her 3rd season with us. She has extensive gardening experience.

    Ashley and Kenny joined us this year as our on site managers. They have a 3 year old son. Their experience includes managing camp grounds, maintenance, trail guiding...

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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 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.

  • 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

    Help

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

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You would be tenting with access to indoor common space, bathrooms with showers and laundry facilities. If you have your own van, small RV or trailers, this is ideal.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    30 to 40 hours per week

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