Help on an old goldmine homestead in northern California, USA

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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Details

  • Description

    Description

    Hello! My name is David. Born and raised in the bay area , of northern California. I was fortunate enough to travel often through my years around the world. All of those experiences were wonderful! Now that I have a project of my own I look forward to hosting travelers & sharing some of the skills that I’ve gained along the way.

    Colton my friend, and I have have a beautiful property in northern California that was homesteaded during the gold rush & operated as a gold mine. It was abandoned for a couple of decades prior to me getting it. So it’s a diamond in the rough currently! There is a house & several cabins that I’m in the process of renovating. A fruit orchard with walnuts, apples, pears, plums, peaches, & mulberries.

    This year I’m setting up a vegetable garden. There are 2 creeks that run through the property & a large pond. We’ll be setting up hydro-electricity this summer. We’re also cleaning around the pond & setting up a little floating village with yurts & who knows what else!

    We would like to know about your transportation, due to fact we are pretty far off the beaten path. There is public transportation to Nevada city, Ca. but hopefully you have a vehicle. Makes this so much easier for people up into the area. Please let us know.

    Come check it out!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn construction & carpentry skills, brush clearing , gardening & all sorts of self-sufficient task.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help with land & brush clearing around the pond. The perimeter of the pond was vastly overgrown, so removing brush to allow for the more dominant trees to thrive. This is done with pruning shears & rakes. Also, landscaping around the home & tending to the vegetable gardens.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    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

    Accommodation

    We have yurts to stay in.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The property is 3 hours east from San Francisco & 1.5 hours north of Sacramento. Located 25 miles north of beautiful Nevada City. There are many rivers & lakes in the area. Lots of cool old gold rush towns as well. Plenty of places to get off the beaten path & relax.

  • 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

    We have plenty of space for people in their own RV's, campervans. Etc. don't have power hook up and you should be fully self- contained.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • 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: 681497958658

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