Friends and I moved to this place in 2017 from Southern California. We got tired of the rat race, the crowded freeways and the wildfires. We wanted a bigger, natural space, a more free way of life and we were in desperate need of water... No joke!!
Our vision is to turn this few acres into a community, a place where our friends can come to retreat, relax, eat, get healthy, have fun and feel welcomed.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Our goal is to build trusting, mutually beneficial relationships with our new friends through determination and hard work, so you may always have a place to return to, a place you can feel happy, a place you can feel welcomed, a place you can call home.
(away from home!)
Looking to make new friends to have fun and get a few acres of land ready for gardening and living spaces!
A small fruit and nut tree orchard with medicinal plants and herbs was planted when we first arrived, but much more needs to be done, so we're looking for strong people who can handle WORKING HARD and PLAYING HARD!
That being said, there are Type A personalities that live here! We like to get our work done, and usually don't take days off unless absolutely necessary. We only expect 25 hours per week from our guests, but please know that we are likely still working when you've completed your commitments.
We had one of 3 tiny cottages built, which needs finishing. We're also renovating the main cabin to make it more comfortable, with new flooring and paint. CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE A HUGE PLUS!
There's lots to do here, from expanding the food forest by clearing more land, planting more fruits, nuts, veggies, flowers, chopping and stacking wood, taking care of the chickens and ducks, making compost, and overall maintenance of the property.
This is in exchange for a beautiful place to retreat, relax, eat healthy and most definitely create a symbiotic relationship that benefits all of us.
Come join us and let's create an amazing place together!
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.
Currently there are tent spaces available. Campfires are allowed in designated areas only.
Make no mistake, this is STRAIGHT UP CAMPING IN THE WOODS!
We're talking campfires and composting toilets, so be prepared!
The main shanty is being renovated and we have hot showers and WiFi!
Cooking and preparation of meals are at your own discretion, unless we plan meals together.
Everyone is on their own schedule so you'll have to feed yourself:)
Homegrown or local, fresh farm produce will be provided.
You provide your own meat, dairy, alcohol!
***Please be advised, we will be asking to check identification upon arrival***
Located 1800 feet in elevation up on the Cumberland Plateau, we are in a rural location, 30 minutes from Chattanooga and the South Cumberland State Park is in our backyard.
It's wild out here! There are mountain lions, black bear, bobcat, deer and venomous snakes. No fences!
Foster Falls is the nearest waterfall and swimming hole, 3 mi down the road, you can drive or hike there from the property.
Many other waterfalls, springs, streams and lakes are nearby, as well as hiking/biking trails and of course water sports like boating, kayaking and paddle boarding, extreme sports like rock climbing, motorcycle riding, skydiving and hang gliding are also in the area!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Not kidding, we have the fastest internet in the country. Fiber Optics, BABY!
Currently working on clearing the way to have proper RV and motorhome hookups and facilities.
Pets are all welcomed, on a leash AT ALL TIMES, with the expectations of PET ETIQUETTE! Scoop the poop, please!
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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