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Help cultivate our family's organic farm in the Appalachian mountains in Todd, USA

  • United States
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  • Last activity: 3 May 2023



 Min stay requested: No minimum



  • Description


    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 opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • 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

    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.

  • Help


    There is always plenty to do which includes but is not limited to....
    Feeding animals
    Helping exercise/train Hugo
    Fence repair
    Tree trimming
    Building projects
    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!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    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.

  • Accommodation


    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 ...

    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

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    as long as they get along with other pets and farm animals

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 3-5 hours a day, 3-5 days a week

Host ref number: 522234569639



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