Live on a secluded organic hobby farm surrounded by beautiful nature on the central coast in California, USA


United States

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  • Description


    I live on a farm on the Central Coast between Monterey and Santa Cruz. My home is close to Elkhorn Slough Marine sanctuary, and many places in nature. My kids are grown and so I have 2 empty bedrooms and plenty places to camp. I have goats, chickens, cats and a dog that are all friendly, and a nice organic garden to sample delicious veggies. There's a walking trail on the property, fire pits, and room to explore. Meals are provided, and we try to get together for a family style dinner most nights.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    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

    I teach many shamanic workshops out of my home, and I am a healer with many modalities, including Bowen ( therapeutic massage), homeopathy, cranial sacral, nutritional coach, Reiki and movement. I love to teach people how to milk goats, make organic cheeses, make essential oils and cook healthy meals from scratch. Each exchange is different, with every traveller. This is a place to connect with the cycles of the Earth and learn how to co-create. The name of my farm is Quechua for sacred reciprocity.

  • Help


    I mostly would ask for some help with maintenance on the property, weeding, fixing fences, taking care of the trees ,daily chores and animal chores. I have a dairy goat that needs to be milked twice a day in the Spring/Summer months. The milk, cheese, and ice-cream is delicious to eat, but sometimes I need a break! If you're interested in working with animals and learning about composting, or animal husbandry, and gardening, this is a good place to land. If animals aren't your thing, I eventually want to put in a compost toilet and fix up my barn. So lot's to do!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: 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


    I have 2 spare bedrooms in my home that are available. If you're a camper, there is plenty of spaces for camping. I live on an organic farm so there are plenty of fresh vegetables, fruit, milk and eggs available ( depends on the season).. I love to cook organic and healthy meals for dinners, So we can get to know one another over food and conversation.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The property is secluded and quiet. I have a spare car you can drive, but a good driving record is necessary.I do ask that if you use the car, then you put in the maximum weekly time of 25 hours. There is a lot to do on the Central Coast, hiking, going to the beach, water sports, like surfing, boating, fishing, whale watching, kayaking and biking. You can use my park pass to go into any State park or beach in the area for free.There is a bike trail close to my house that takes you all the way to Pacific Grove. I have bikes that you can borrow, and kayaks too. I love games, and so I have plenty of games and puzzles to play if you prefer to relax at home.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    I live in the country so sometimes service is slow. It is too slow to download big files, but ok for Zoom.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Plenty of room for Campers. Motorhomes work as long as they are not too tall. There is a tree-line that may scratch the vehicle if too tall.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    I have animals and animals are welcome, as long as they all get along. Let's have a conversation first.

  • 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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