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.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
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.
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!
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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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
I live in the country so sometimes service is slow. It is too slow to download big files, but ok for Zoom.
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.
I have animals and animals are welcome, as long as they all get along. Let's have a conversation first.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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