Help us transform our land and start a permaculture project in eastern Tennessee, USA

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  • Last activity: 17 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: No minimum



  • Description


    After some travel as a work away volunteer, it’s time to try our luck as a host!
    We bought some overgrown land in eastern Tennessee and are working on making it a little paradise.

    We just got power to it and have running water. It’s primitive but getting there.

    We have goats, sheep, miniature Belted Galloways, chickens, ducks and getting a cat soon.
    Most of our animals are boarded at a friends now, till we can build our fences.

    We live close to several lakes, the Appalachian trail and other hiking trails.
    The Great Smokey Mountains are two ours away.

    Tyler is a musician and I am in the process of having my nursing licence transferred from the Netherlands.

    We love to go to (Bluegrass) festivals, play music around a campfire, grill out and meet people.

    Growing our own food is the goal for the next few years. We have grown most of our meat for the upcoming time.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am a native Dutch speaker and would love to speak and practice other languages.

    Learning farm related tasks, hide tanning, butchering if interested. Soap and cheese making.
    We are in the learning stage ourselves, but would love to share our experiences.

  • Help


    We could use help putting up fences, animal care, clearing, building shelters, installing permaculture ideas and gardens.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    German: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I am a native Dutch and Frisian speaker, would love to teach and speak either one. I’m fluent in English and can understand a little German

  • Accommodation


    You can camp in a tent, hang up a hammock in the trees and build a shelter.
    We have a rental house one city over where we can go and stay if the weather gets really bad.

    We’ll provide the food, would like to share the cooking tasks

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We can pick you up from anywhere around the tri cities area (Bristol, Johnson City and Kingsport). Knoxville is an option too, that’s about two hours away.

    Let’s get in contact and discuss expectations!

  • 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 decent wifi at our rental house, and for serious volunteers we’d look into getting wifi to the property, since we now have power!

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We can make most sizes work.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    They have to be safe around livestock and we'll discuss it on a case to case basis.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 436663223292



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