Small family farm in Northern California


United States

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  • Description


    We are a small family farm. We have chickens, pigs, goats and gardens. We are situated in a beautiful small valley in Northern California, Mendocino County.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • 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 could learn a lot about basic small farm practices. We raise most of our food here, and make a point of preparing things ourselves. There are generally 4 or 5 of us in the main house and our daughter and son in law in the small house. We have all lived in other countries and welcome opportunities to interact with interesting people.

  • Help


    We are retired school teachers in our 70ties, and could use help maintaining our 5-acre property and animals.

    In September and October there are fruits and vegetables to care for, harvest and cook, can, freeze or sell. We have a flock of about 125 laying hens, you would be helping with their daily care, collecting, cleaning, and boxing eggs. Also there are tasks to clean, trim and remove weeds (blackberries) on the property, feed pigs, goats, sheep, and generally help out.

    We use organic practices and sell eggs and produce at the local farmers market.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

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  • Accommodation


    Small bedroom with bathroom access and own entrance. Good hearty food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Potter Valley is 15 minutes from Ukiah, CA and 2 hours north of San Francisco. There is no local public transportation in Potter Valley. Ukiah, 20 minutes away has public transit nort and south.

    We are in a beautiful rural setting and close to many camping and hiking places. .

    We will be ready to accommodate work away folks after 1 September 2016.

  • 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 are rural and the internet here is basic. I’m not sure it would suffice for someone who needed very fast internet, but otherwise, yes.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Camper-van types... not space for motor home

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Halle with our happy hound Caddy
Emmett the emu saying hi!
There are some great hikes in our area with incredible wildlife!
Major Tom and Henny eying each other atop the spa.
Mike and Halle at the Saturday Farmers' Market in Ukiah.
The daily egg treasure.
Part of the flock.
Side garden beds and greenhouse.
Back deck. A great eating or just hanging out place.
These little piggies aren't so little anymore.
The chicken coop and pottery studio.

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Host ref number: 416176698998