My husband grew up in this area with a long family history of ranching, our chosen life style being very different than that of ranching we have found another way to create income from the family land- hosting guests in glamping tents. We have a back ground in hospitality and have decided to host others on this beautiful land. Giving them a ranch style experience that is rooted in preservation. In converting the ranch land to glamping stays we are able to start reversing the devastation of decades of grazing. Instead of depleting our water shed we are returning all useable water back into the ground through grey water systems. In the future our gardens will help feed our guests as we close the loop in the food circle. Our goal is to provide an amazing, caring, and mindful experience than almost anyone can afford!
Learning the in's and outs of living in a very rural area with limited (external) resources teaches resiliance, promotes problem solving skills, developes ingenuity and helps promote self esteem. This exchange will also include a weekly excursion off property, which can vary between horse back riding, hiking in big bend national park, visiting art galleries in Marfa or swimming in one of the worlds largest fresh water pools to name a few. You may also choose to learn about water preservation, homesteading, grey water systems, farm life, and alternative living situations. (We have a yurt, an outfitted school bus, tents and a tiny home all on property)
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We are looking for an amazing individual or couple that would like to live rent-free for 3 weeks up to 6 weeks in our Yurt. The Yurt is on a 15-acre section of an 1100 acre ranch. It is fully outfitted for everyday life. In exchange we are looking for this individual or couple to feed and water our chickens (19 in total); feed, water, and love on our 2 small dogs, and clean 1-2 glamping as needed. About 3-7 hours of daily with cleaning and resetting the tent/s, no more than 5 days a week. Many days maybe no more than 10-15 minutes of daily work.
Tent cleaning pays 10 dollars per hour, average 3 hours per clean. (Planned outting are also paid for and many extra bonuses)
A one bedroom, fully outfitted Yurt on 1100 acres. (Skoolie also available for larger party) Washer/Dryer on property.
We provide a fully stocked kitchen and plenty of eggs!!!
In addition to the planned excusions.... there are so many places to see and visit within 30 minutes. Fort Davis Mountains, Chihuahuan Desert Nature Reserve, Rafting in Big Bend, (with passport or enhanced DL) crossing at Boquillas to visit a small Mexican border town and so much more.
Transportation is limited in this area- for those that have a valid DL and a good driving record we do have a ranch truck we could make available for use.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Wifi is available at the yurt. A 6 foot table provides plenty of space to work. A printer is also at your disposal.
We have plenty of space to park (around 20 acres or so). One 30 amp plug is available right next to the yurt, (it runs our daughters skoolie) water also availbe at this location.
Case by case basis only! Due to the nature of the business, barking, agressive behavior, wandering is not permitted. Small dogs under 5 lbs are at risk of becoming prey of hawks and buzzards. Cats don't fair well (even toms) due to the presence of coyotes.
More than two
1- 3 hrs a day up to 7 hours max (would be determined on the traveler's ability and comfort level)