Come try out the homesteading livestyle!! in North Carolina, USA


United States

Favourited 114 times

  • rating

    Host rating

  • feedbacks



  • last activity

    Last activity


  • Last email replied

    Reply rate

    83.3 %

  • Last email replied

    Average reply time:

    within 28 days

  • paid opportunity

    Host offers payment


  • Badges


 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

  • Description


    Okay - So first and foremost, due to lack of work ethic from several volunteers... I feel the need to say this... We work hard. This is NOT A free ride... You will get a scheduled and know the days you are obligated, but do expect to work during your time here, then you are free to do what you wish. But you will be required to put in your time here..
    -phew- if your still here... :)

    Hello and Welcome!!

    My name is Emily. I am a twenty something environmentalist hippie with a cowgirl twist. I have a small farm or "farmette" in central North Carolina. Our Farm is at its creation state of becoming a self sufficient, zero waste non profit for at risk youth. We have a lot of fun, and I am very passionate about this lifestyle and I want it to be a positive experience for all the volunteers that come to stay.

    The family consists of three horses, two dogs, a few ferments, and lots of wildlife. I am hoping to get fowl in the near future, and maybe a few cats. :)

    We have several ongoing projects the outdoor projects right now..gardening, training the horses, fermenting, cross fencing the pastures for efficient crop and livestock rotation, and building projects.

    We also have several indoor projects, all homesteading related. Ferments, canning, dehydrating... sewing!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    Travelers will learn about working with animals, building, gardening, and environmentally conscious living. We will learn how to do things the most efficient, economical, and environmentally friendly way! Travelers should expect to learn as much as they want to absorb! :)

    They will learn to challenge themselves, improvise, and think outside the box.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    All volunteers are required to have a driver's license(for at least two years) a working active cell phone, able to lift 50 pounds, and an eccentric, "can-do" attitude.

    We eat very healthy and clean! :) This means very little sugar and processed foods. Please be prepared to help with food preparation, cleaning and organizing.

    We work hard, but we play hard also! I expect my volunteers to have a similar work ethic, we work rain or shine!

    Please :: I have accomplished everything I have, and everything I own by myself, I have been without family since I was a teenager, and I have worked very hard please keep this in mind and be respectful!

    We have several projects going on at any given time, depending on the weather. We do our best to work with the elements and not against them and projects can change during any time so a great deal of flexibility and an outdoorsy demeanor are crucial! :)

  • Accommodation


    Currently there are living accommodations of a small tent or a large tent.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 1 hour from Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh, which are all college towns with a good art, nightlife and music scene. The beach is about 3 hours away and the mountains 2 hours.

    We are 15 miles from Asheboro, where one of the top 10 zoos in the countries reside.

    Camping and hiking is available at Uwharrie National Forest about 20 miles away.

    We are 15 miles from tourist, pet friendly town of Pittbsoro, where woodworking classes are available, a small art, thrift shopping, and a few local bars and breweries.

    I personally love dancing, live music, exploring and people watching. But I tend to find an adventure in everything I do. I have some cool adventures I've gone on, like a 12 month long road trip around the country with my horses by myself, I would love to hear about your experiences and what brought you to work-away. :)

    Please be advised, no gum, tobacco, nor alcohol is allowed at the Farm. We can grab some drinks at a local brewery, but it will not be brought home.

    Communication is equally important. I want my home to be yours, but we all come from different backgrounds and so communication is important for things to run smoothly. :)

    A few things to make yourself and your host very happy and appreciative of your time and stay...

    Leave your surroundings better than you found them
    have initiative to do things that need to be done..
    Don't be the last to take the rest of the food without asking
    Say please and thank you
    Wait until your host starts eating before you do
    Ask about serving yourself or being served for food and drinks
    Offer to help frequently..
    Clean up after yourself
    Laugh at silly things
    Wake up on time
    Reflect frequently

  • 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

  • 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: 665753776223