Come try out-backing in the backwoods of North Carolina, USA


United States

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Hello World of Work-Away.

    My name is Autumn, I've been around the world and back, in my past lives but in this life I've spent extensive time serving the country in various ways. I am a philanthropist and a compassionate human.

    I have acquired my resources through the journey of capitalism - HARD Work and the gRIND of putting down without shutting down.

    I've come to offering my space a small farm of 17 acres as a way for people to simplify, recharge and retreat.

    The farm has taken several directions but mostly I want to offer housing spaces for short and long term visitors that desire to live in spiritual alignment of both masculine and feminine energies and honor the spiritual essence of Mother Nature and Father Sun.

    We meditate through sitting practices or movement everyday, and the primary projects are currently gardening, home renovations and outdoor building.

    All volunteers are expected to offer their time of 15-20 hours a week in addition to time with shared cooking, errands and meditation.

    The current offer for volunteer housing arrangements is a tent space, and three meals.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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 off grid living, 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 also learn to challenge themselves, improvise, and think outside the box.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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 40 pounds, and an eccentric, "can-do" attitude.

    We eat very healthy and clean - We do eat meat, but vegetarian options can be available ! :) We eat very little sugar and few processed foods. Please be prepared to help with food preparation, and cleaning.

    We work hard, but we play hard also! I expect 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 13, 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! :)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I am interested in learning Spanish, or Portuguese

  • Accommodation


    Currently there are living accommodations of a bed space inside a shared camper or a tent site.

  • 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 and art classes are available, thrift and shopping, - a few local bars and breweries.

    In addition to outdoor projects, I love dancing, music, creative expression, exploring and a good philosophical conversation. I make an adventure in everything I do.

    Please be advised, no gum, tobacco, nor alcohol is allowed at VIBE Farm.
    We can grab some drinks at a local brewery, but it will not be brought home.
    Please also note no mind altering substances are used here for any purposes spiritual or otherwise. -- All spiritual journeys here are done through meditation, chanting, or the optional sleep and food deprivation.

    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..
    Say please and thank you
    Wait until your host starts eating before you do
    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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    I have RV spots that can host rigs upto 35'.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    I welcome any and all pets that have been neutered or spayed.

  • 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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