Come and enjoy the old time lifestyle in an off-grid mountain homestead in Vermont, USA


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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

  • Description


    2020 update
    Hello everyone!

    This farm is working homestead that always needs more help than my wife and I can give it!

    In our early 20's we started this homestead from "scratch" meaning no structures or fields, just from the wasteland of post logging operation.

    6 years later we are finishing our dwellings and developing sophisticated systems of feeding ourselves and caring for our ecosystem.

    I can write forever on what to expect, but each year, each month, has different chores, projects, and unique opportunities.

    Our home is where we live all year and 20 meters up the hill is our cabin, which hosts up to two guests in any season. We also have a nice tent platform besides the cabin for may-oct. Running water in both structures, gas oven and stove tops, nice shower and toilet (in main home), auxiliary outhouses.

    Amazing food opportunities are available all year. Highest quality meat and eggs from our livestock and hunted as well as season's fresh ingredients. Our dry bulk products are procured organically though a local co-op.

    We are both skilled chefs and love to cook with (not for) people! Our kitchens are open to our guests and we promote eating together when possible while also letting everyone have the freedom and privacy to feed themselves on their own schedule. Most people are pickier about eating than they think, so we promote bringing a stash of your own snacks and ingredients, if you don't think we already produce them on our farm.

    Please email about what on farm and off farm chores are currently to be expected.

    depending on the season and amount of farm help, your experience can vary. We both work on-farm and off-farm. We provide composting service for local restaurants, prune orchards, install gardens for community members, and pick up carpentry gigs when available. So, sometimes the farm is all yours and sometimes we are all there!

    Someone who feels comfortable out in nature, without good cell reception or wifi is a must!

    Being able to work peacefully by yourself with plants and animals is a must. Usually there is 1-4 farm helpers other than us.

    We love the international group atmosphere our farm gets from may-oct! as much as we love the group atmosphere we enjoy our peace and privacy and only get bothered when people talk to much, don't leave us room to be a couple, do not do their share or cooking and cleaning, We cherish the opportunity we provide to people as a once and a lifetime adventure.

    Please send us some information about you. We are looking for commitments of around 1 month to 6 months. Thanks! Matt and Krystyna.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects

  • 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


    We are located right next to the Appalachian trail, the groomed snow trail system (VAST), many fishing holes, amazing hunting and foraging, and refreshing swimming spots (with a bold 25 ft bridge jump!) of the White River. That is all just on our dirt road! To learn more about the Upper Valley and what the Green Mountains and While Mountains have to offer do a little research, there are too many things to list.

  • Help


    Our lives follow the cycles of the seasons and therefore what we are up to vastly depends on the time of year.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Polish: 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


    If we can offer anything, it is the freshest, most delicious produce you have ever had. We love to experiment with unique heirloom vegetables. We have running well water, flushing toilet, shower, and a composting outhouse. Sleeping quarters will be either the cabin, any outdoor tent, yurt, basic temp structure, or temporary housing on our side of a pristine VT mountain. Expect unparalleled privacy and intimacy with nature.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    As long as they get along with chickens and dogs!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    About 5 hours/day. Variable depending on seasonal projects. Happy to accommodate off days. (Max 25 hours a week)

Host ref number: 666344998848