I live in an Eco-village near Asheville NC, USA. I live in the Hobbit House on one acre. I am 83 years old and am looking for people for two week stays who have some expertise in construction, gardening, or alternative systems and who would like to learn about vernacular construction, intentional communities, agriculture, and more. Extension of the two week period is possible under guidance.
Location: Private room in the Hobbit House that is located in the Eco-village near Asheville, North Carolina. It is in the mountains so must be physically fit and able to transverse steep slopes.
Room and board for about 25 hours of help each week. Work may include construction, terrace construction, plastering with native materials, firewood cutting and processing, infrastructure development, gardening in greenhouses and outside, orchard development, etc.
Activities, you may participate in EH activities such as pot luck suppers, dances, etc.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
You can learn by living in an intentional community and on an old fashion farmstead. They can learn about vernacular building, Permaculture, natural plastering, terrace gardening, fence building, etc. I have lived in villages in 8 developing countries so we can share our experiences.
I heat with wood so it would be nice if you can use a chain and hand splitter. We have plastering with natural plaster. orchard, flower beds, and green houses to take care of, terraces to be built, house to maintain, and more.
private room with private entrance on the third floor or tent. Compost toilets.
I am located on 320 acres of forested mountains and streams and close by are national forests with hiking trails, waterfalls, etc. Asheville is an exciting and unique town. If you don't have a car, transportation off the site is problematic.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have a space by the creek for 30 foot camper.
won't exceed maximum of 25/week