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Help out on a small homestead and artistic space in Selma, Alabama, USA

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    ---In the heart of the Alabama countryside lies a small, unassuming farm of great beauty and creativity.---

    I'm beginning the journey of turning the land into a small farm/ homestead. Any experience with gardens, animals, machines, tools, artistic and creative projects, cooking, preserving, etc... are helpful, but the desire to learn is most important!

    Pets are considered on a case by case basis. They must get along with other animals, including chickens.

    This is for a non-paid position. Room and basic groceries are provided (Vegetables, eggs, and meat from the farm when available)

    Current Projects Include (Updated January, 2024):
    -Designing and building a barn and shelter for pigs
    -Deconstructing an existing barn
    -Expanding vegetable and herb garden
    -Any unique, creative projects to make the place special

    The work is usually simple and easy-going. We'll work lightly throughout the day, then spend the evenings playing music and games, watching a movie, or sitting around a fire. It's a relaxed and productive atmosphere. Remembering to enjoy the process.

    If this sounds interesting to you, please reach out. I look forward to hearing from you

    Thanks,
    David

    *This is a farm/homestead. We are not at this time selling our products.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    Selma, Alabama, a gem of the rural southeast, boasts a rich history that will captivate any history enthusiast. With a deep culture of "Southern Hospitality" and often overlooked natural beauty of woodlands, creeks, rivers, and rolling grasslands, it's no wonder why visitors feel at home. Perhaps the most pleasant surprise for past visitors has been the genuine kindness and warmth of the local people.

  • Help

    Help

    Animal Husbandry, Gardening, Mechanics, DIY, Cooking, Preserving, Artistic Talents, etc... all are helpful.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    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

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is a clean private room in a shared home with shared bathroom, kitchen, and common areas.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    The Wifi is reliable 99% of time

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    50A hookup for campers and motorhomes available

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Pets accepted on a case by case basis. Must get along with other animals, including chickens

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 641735498185

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