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Beautiful family homestead in Amherst, Western Massachusetts, USA



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Nov 2023

    HI We are looking for a Work Away person now who wants to live in Western Massachusetts near Amherst for a month or more. Currently we have a nice room to stay in,
    If you are responsible, enthusiastic and want to help with all aspects of office work, para legal, writing, editing helping a small farm survive... etc. please apply now!

    We are looking for a strong intern who can help with house organizing, cleaning,, mending fences, 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.
    If you are interested in regenerative agriculture, holistic health, ecological living and helping out an older 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.

    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 practice Permaculture and Biodynamic farming methods.

    We can Zoom or facetime with you if you are far away. We encourage you to come visit if you are closer before we commit to a longer stay.
    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, cabin or at our campsite depending on length of visit and season.
    Happy WorkAwaying!

  • 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
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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 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.
    helping us around the house
    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
    Spanish and French

  • Accommodation


    There is a room,, a tent platform, a 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have fiber optics here in the hills. good fast internet

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Yes, we have had several in Camper vans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    depends.. no cats as we have a cat who rules the home and garden. Some dogs are ok but since we have a livestock guardian dog it is better not to have other dogs.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    flexible not more than 14 hrs per week

Host ref number: 379352826525

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