Help with building projects and animal care at a horse farm and art studio outside Gainesville, USA


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    I'm an artist. I have worked in steel, bronze, ceramics and various other materials. I am also an equestrian and have been involved with horses my whole life. I have always been drawn to sustainability and purchased my farm so I could see all my various passions come together and work off of each other to create a center of healthy living, production and creativity. I believe we are at a time where people need to return to being able to provide for themselves not just out of physical necessity, but as a spiritual necessity as well, for a much more rewarding and fulfilling happy life. It is my belief that being involved with horses, art and the growing of healthy food can be all a part of this wonderful journey.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Benefits include learning about building techniques including sustainable and recycled material applications, art, horsemanship, methods in permaculture and ayruveda. Verticle and indoor farming is new to us and anyone with knowledge in these areas is a bonus.

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    Functioning horse farm with art studio being expanded to include permaculture, aquaculture and vertical farm applications with a focus on ayruvedic healing. Most infrastructure is in place. Please come help with building more living situations, outdoor showers, composting toilets, developing gardens, and or care of horses, chickens and other animals. Long term projects include building the green houses, and creating an indoor vertical farm based on aquaponics.

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  • Accommodation


    There are various out buildings that are in the process of being converted to living situations. A communal house with kitchen will serve as the central location until the main residence is complete. A bunkhouse is also available along with an RV. Other sights including primitive camping to be made available. There are two wells on sight and plenty of power. The potential is unlimited.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is located twenty minutes from downtown Gainesville, a large University town with all the cultural trappings. There are numerous natural springs in the area. The Gulf coast is an hours drive, the East coast about 1.5 hours. Cities with a two hour drive include St. Augustine, Orlando, Ocala, and Tampa. North Florida is a natural wonder with hikes, trails, rivers and springs all relatively close. There is also a large permaculture and organic farming community in the area. Gainesville is host to two farmers markets/week and is community oriented. Art and culture are an important part of this small but vibrant city.

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    • 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

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

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