Milk goats, make cheese, help with gardening and building in isolated New Mexico, USA


United States

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    We are an off the grid free range goat dairy in isolated New Mexico. The dairy has been on this plot of land for 38 years! We are working on renovating our cabins, come help us fix them up! We are a 2 hours drive from Pie Town (the closest town to us!) and 4 hours from Albuquerque where pick up can be arranged. Helpers accepted year round; stay at least 3 weeks, long-term help preferred. We milk our grain free goats and make cheese! English spoken, no dogs or cat, children by arrangement. We have animals so they must be taken care of daily and our days can be long. We get at least one day a week off, more if we have a big enough work force. We live where we have real winter. No drugs or alcohol or tobacco. We have limited wi-fi, only Verizon cell phone service at the dairy on line. We are living with no neighbors and no fences.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    How to find ways to live in balance with the natural world here in the high desert of New Mexico.

  • Help


    Come help co-create an off-grid oasis in the rugged, isolated wilds of New Mexico. Milk goats, make cheese, help with the run-off gardens, and participate in building fences. Spend time with the plethora of farm animals: egg laying ducks,free-range goats and their babies, Maremma guard dogs, heritage pigs, chickens, and barn cats. Amazing hiking and views; walk for hours and see no sign of people!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Rustic, private accommodations-tiny cabins, Trailer,step van- and all food provided (vegetarians accommodated; we cannot provide for vegans) as well as all the goat milk and yogurt you can drink! Home made cheeses daily. We butcher often to have meat.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Hiking with the goats is a once in a lifetime opportunity! Since we have no fences, the goats wander and eat the vegetation around the area and are protected by our Maremma Livestock Guardian dogs.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    25 hours/week

The goats on range. There are no fences, they go wherever they want.
One of our Maremma livestock guardian dogs out with the goats on range.

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