We are on a journey building a new life, home, and community off-grid.
Currently recruiting for volunteers to support construction of a new utility building and art studio as well as help prepare for the Fall Equinox celebration. Looking for 2-3 month stays.
We're not able to host volunteers with dogs currently.
Dustin grew up in the mountains of Western Oregon, earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering and traveled the world (30+ countries) interested in learning simple truths and perspective from the beautiful tapestry of people's life choices and circumstance. I built a career working for Honda doing Engineering and leadership (retired 4/1/22) - and after a decade living in the city moved here in July 2016. With the help of many friends, family and travelers, we have been building a wonderful place to live and enjoy the bounty of cathartic blissful nature.
Come join our Fire. 🌳👣🔥👣🌲
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Our 40 acres is in a mountainous (by Alabama standards) forest with waterfalls, wildlife and private swimming holes surrounded by miles more of Talladega National forest.
We love teamwork and evening dinner social time.
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We are building an off grid homestead and nature retreat on 40 acres surrounded by the Talladega National Forest. Looking for select volunteers to help work and live alongside us.
We are working on hiking trails, and camp sites, gathering and chopping firewood, and building cabins.
Help is needed stacking firewood to fill the woodshed, feeding the chickens, cooking, cleaning in the community kitchen/dining pavilion and host's cabin, construction help and helping support the off grid homestead activities.
We need help supporting the Retreat, cleaning Bell Tents and maintaining campsites.
Volunteers are provided a private furnished Canvas Bell on a Wood platform deck in the Forest a real mattress, linens, comforter and common use of the kitchen / dining community pavilion (The Valhalla). Sauna and we have Actually Hot showers.
All food is provided, we usually do an evening meal all together and daytime meals are individual preparation.
Some help is needed supporting retreat guests (less than one hour per day), remaining hours are homestead support. Small cash pay is provided [$50/week] to cover the time helping with retreat business.
Our land is a clothing optional retreat and we have commercial campgrounds. Some of the people, some of the time choose not to wear some or any of their clothes. We honor each persons individual clothing choices.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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