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.
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.
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.
english, spanish, some portuguese
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week