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 opportunitiesHelp with Eco ProjectsGardeningDIY and building projectsAnimal CareFarmstay helpCreating/ Cooking family mealsGeneral Maintenance
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.
We could use help putting up fences, animal care, clearing, building shelters, installing permaculture ideas and gardens.
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
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 ...
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
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
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
We can make most sizes work.
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?
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 4 days a week