We are building an intentional community and homestead 15 minutes from downtown Asheville. Founded in December 2020, we are a young project and growing quickly. We are oriented to longer term work traders of 1 month plus.
The property is 1.5 acres and we also have access to neighboring property to graze our animals. There are four people living in the house and one living on the land. We have friends over for dinner and/or a bonfire from time to time. We want to grow our community and intend to bring people who are interested in and excited about permaculture, regenerative agriculture, respect for the land, and creating closed loop systems.
So far there are 6 goats, a vegetable garden, a couple of cows, 40+ chickens, 5 ducks and 4 pigs! We are planning to begin work on creating a food forest this year!
The property owner, Jackson, runs a small handyman business.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
You can expect to learn about integrated animal agriculture, regenerative agriculture, permaculture, basic building and handy skills, gardening, and rotational grazing. While you're here, you may get the opportunity to learn about foraging, "primitive" skills, plant propagation, planting fruit trees, etc depending on how the timing works out. I speak some Spanish and like to practice. We expect to learn from you as well, so please let us know what you would like to share!
Planting, spreading mulch, watering and harvesting
There are lots of home improvement projects planned for the property!
feed, water and assist in the rotational grazing of goats, cows, pigs and chickens!
Outdoor tent camping is available as well as the teardrop camper
Stable foods will be available and you will have access to a kitchen. We love to cook for people but can't always, so you can expect to cook for yourself sometimes. Often times we have big family style meals. You are invited to cook for everybody if you'd like.
We are located about 15 minutes to downtown Asheville and 30 minutes or less to lots of great hiking trails and outdoor activities!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have room here to host Van Lifers and Tiny houses of all types!
We are open to pets as long as they are very well behaved and stay outside.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week