Help with our homestead near Asheville, NC, USA

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  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • 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

    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!

  • Help

    Help

    Garden help:
    Planting, spreading mulch, watering and harvesting

    Building:
    There are lots of home improvement projects planned for the property!

    Animal husbandry:
    feed, water and assist in the rotational grazing of goats, cows, pigs and chickens!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Sleeping:
    Outdoor tent camping is available as well as the teardrop camper

    Eating:
    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located about 15 minutes to downtown Asheville and 30 minutes or less to lots of great hiking trails and outdoor activities!

  • 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

    We have room here to host Van Lifers and Tiny houses of all types!

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We are open to pets as long as they are very well behaved and stay outside.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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









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