Beautiful family homestead in Amherst, Western Massachusetts, USA


United States

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  • Description


    Please note: We have been trying to respond to inquiries but having trouble with Login for several months now! Sorry to have missed some of you.

    March 10,2022
    We are looking for one physically strong intern or a camping couple who can help with gardening, house organizing, cleaning,, website, non profit educational farm and legal research for a few weeks or more.
    Hoping for a mature, responsible person who is strong, positive and has good communication skills. You would have the mornings to yourself and help in the afternoons approx 4 hrs per day during the work week. If you are interested in women's empowerment, regenerative agriculture, holistic health, ecological living and helping out a farmer/artist than this may be a good spot for you. We do ask that you have health insurance and bring medicines and special foods that help you stay well.
    We do not require the shot or testing as long as you have been careful. We believe everyone should be able to make their own health care choices.
    Please understand that if you are seriously interested you have to call on the phone when we give you the number. We are finding more young people who just want to text or email and we can't get a proper sense of a person that way.
    Also though we have signed up to receive notifications that someone has made an inquiry we don't always receive them. Please write back and we will try to check them more frequently.

    Here is our description below.
    We are a small homestead in a vibrant, progressive community of sustainable farming , the arts and education in Western Massachusetts.
    We raise fruit, herbs, vegetables and livestock and practise Permaculture and Biodynamic farming methods.
    We are looking for help with housecleaning, writing, gardening, building studio, laundry.

    We are a multi generation household with massage therapist, renewable energy, farmers, artists. Wel get together and decide together if it seems like a good fit. Zoom has made it much easier to do interviews with people who are far away.
    Easy going, friendly atmosphere. Meditation, qigong, yoga, healthy food prep and many creative activities are all part of our daily rounds. Comfortable lodging in farmhouse or barn studio or tiny house cabin depending on length of visit and season.
    Happy Work Awaying!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    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

    We teach meditation, qigong, organic and biodynamic gardening and love to share our beautiful homestead with people on the path of ecological, conscious living. Our farm is inspired by Permaculture farming methods and we cook from scratch both omnivore and vegetarian.

    We know many artists and musicians and host events here and go to concerts and shows around the Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts and beyond and are happy to share our connections.

  • Help


    Help is needed especially this fall and winter with office and computer work, gardening, planting, pruning fruit trees, writing, launching educational farm project. In the Spring we start gardening, ie planting, weeding, growing fruit and vegetables, herbs and flowers.
    The day starts out with free time in the morning and then after lunch we ask for the afternoon each day helping us around the house, gathering trees for goats, etc. Great if you cook and eat organic as much as possible.
    Due to covid and resulting financial fall we provide staples grains and beans and some vegetables but ask that you supplement with your own money for the speciality foods you love.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange

  • Accommodation


    There is a room,, a tent platform, smooth flat field, room depending on the person and how well it works out.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    One rule we have had to incorporate is No Smoking anywhere on the farm. We had a serious fire here and just don't want either pot or cigarettes smoked anywhere on the property. You can easily go for a walk down the dirt roads.
    We are 15 minutes from Amherst Center, Leverett Peace Pagoda, Leverett Food Co-op and Arts and Crafts.
    1/2 hr from Northampton with lots of cultural events, dance, music and art shows.

  • 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

    Campervans are ok on temporary basis if the people or person is really interested in helping with the further development of our homestead. Must be winter hardy, polite and work well with others of all ages and belief systems.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    only if they are safe, well cared for, quiet and you are super responsible person about where they "go" etc

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, during work week flexible

Host ref number: 379352826525