Come and join a family of artists and musicians on the ranch in the Sierra Foothills, California


United States

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  • Description


    We are a family of artists and musicians who have been homesteading here in the Gold Country. We welcome guests to help with our organic farm/garden and livestock and are in the process of constructing/renovating additional accomodations for guests.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are artists and musicians and have lived in California for a long time. We are culturally aware and sensitive to this region and its history and developing the landscape for visitors. We are Americans with a strong European and South American background/history of travel so we like to help interpret our vast and sometimes strange and always glorious country for ourselves and guests/visitors.

  • Help


    We are a small family organic ranch with some livestock. We are doing various landscape and maintenance, planting, fire prevention, construction on tiny houses, water. We need help with constructions skills, painting, carpentry, drywall, renovating of the small houses, construction of outhouse, outdoor shower, kitchen. There is always work to be done on the ranch with gardens/farm and landscaping, maintenance and fire prevention.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english, spanish, some portuguese

  • Accommodation


    There are two rooms for accomodation in our home with us, hall bathroom, one is a queen size memory-foam bed, the other a fold-down couch futon. The tiny houses will be done soon with beds in there, we may get a trailer for additional accomodation.

    We eat almost everything but always with a bent towards healthy, organic, fairly traded and homegrown when possible. We raise beef cattle on the ranch and have their beef almost weekly. We cook dinner together every evening, it is a time to spend together and feel gratitude. Breakfast is catch as catch can with coffee the main ingredient, lunch as well will vary according to your work schedule. We rarely eat out or eat junk food but sweets are a part of the evening dessert.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is amazing local landscape to explore with rivers, lakes, hiking, gold country, Lake Tahoe, etc. A car is very useful as there is not good local public transportation. We go to town often and have ranch vehicles sometimes available to legal drivers who carry automobile insurance. We can pick you up at bus/train for arrival/departure without a vehicle.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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