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I am Reinhold, a German expat living in the mountains of NC on my small organic farm. I have a few kids but only Moses (18) is still at home. We also have 3 dogs named Lester, Chewbacca, and Dixie who keep watch over us. I have been living in the US over 20 years and have been working on our small homestead the whole time, alongside my job as a Physical Therapist.
The farm contains a vegetable garden, fruit trees, pigs, goats, chickens, a mini donkey, and our newest addition, Hugo the horse. All of the produce and meat we harvest is either eaten by us or someone in the community. It’s a beautiful area and we hope you consider staying with us!
Types of help and learning opportunitiesGardeningDIY and building projectsAnimal CareFarmstay helpCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseGeneral Maintenance
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Todd is a unique mix of North Carolina cultures, you can meet families who have lived here for generations, talk to a moonshiner, go contra dancing in Todd with the old-timers. This part of NC attracts some curious people who are more than happy at an open ear.
There is always plenty to do which includes but is not limited to....
Helping exercise/train Hugo
Processing wood for the winter
We are happy to host people of all different experience levels and backgrounds. My farm is non commercial. We have a lot to learn and are happy to teach all we know!
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
You will have your own bedroom with a separate communal bathroom in the main house. We also have plenty of space if you would like to camp or have an RV. Food is shared and you are welcome to cook whenever you like. Most days I will only cook for dinner and have leftovers or something else for lunch but new cooking is always gladly met. We do eat meat and we cannot accommodate vegans or others with special dietary needs unless you cook for yourself. Most of our meals are vegetarian though.
What else ...
We live in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains and so are never far from an adventure whether that be hiking, kayaking the new river, snowshoeing up a mountain, fishing, or a leisurely bike ride through Todd. We can supply advise company and equipment for all of the above and more. We have two towns with 25 min drive, Boone and West Jefferson, which are fun to explore. Asheville is a larger city about two hours away that many people like to visit and take weekend trips to.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Space for parking camper vans
This host can provide space for campervans.
Can possibly accept pets
as long as they get along with other pets and farm animals
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 3-5 hours a day, 3-5 days a week