Fruit picking and veg garden help, farm maintenance on our farm in NorCal, USA


United States

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    Our place is a farm in the hills of NorCal. We have a 17ft deep swimming 'pool'/pond and two hot tubs which have a magnificent view of Hopland. We have a 3 dogs, goats, chicken and peacocks and the odd dear that we try and keep out the premises (as they eat our flowers).
    There are a few resident workers that live on the land, who enjoy having the odd traveler stop by with stories to share.
    People on the land need to be able to live in community, help to clean up and pack things away.
    We have a 48kw solar array which has just been erected and it is a sight to see. Our land currently has an 'annual net zero', as we feed back into the grid all our excess power.
    Our communal shower facility has a beautiful view of the land.
    We love people coming to stay and sharing their culinary tastes, even better if you love cooking, and that could be one of your tasks.

    We have 660 fruit trees that are going to be ready for harvest end of summer/beginning of fall. We are looking for some assistance in fruit picking!!
    We have several construction projects on-going, including the first CBC permitted Hemp Mini House, which is underway, as well as a 10plex shipping container structure.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️Smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol is prohibited. Our property is considered a sanctuary for those that come to stay.

    We're looking for people to come and stay possibly for a week or two at a time.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There are people from many walks of life. We have people with interesting life stories and backgrounds to offer travel advice and or bushcamp stories. We love to have community meals and movie nights.

  • Help


    Fruit picking
    Vegetable garden upkeep
    General maintenance where is needed
    Cooking meals for other volunteers
    Help with building a hemp house

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, very little Spanish, Afrikaans, limited Thai

  • Accommodation


    We recommend bringing your own bedding, but basic bedding can be supplied. Camping in your own tent is also welcome

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you have your own car, a short trip into town can get you some great culinary experience, as well as a visit to the Montgomery woods or the coast.
    Time off in the summer can be spent next to the pool or walking around the beautiful gardens. No tobacco nor alcohol allowed on the premises.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours per day

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