We are a fun loving family of four with lots of creative enthusiasm. We love nature, hiking and working with our hands. We recently moved to a beautiful 10 acre property near to San Luis Obispo, CA. and need help building our vision.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We are a semi-international family who have travelled quite a bit and enjoy meeting new people and learning about new cultures. . We love reciprocating by sharing a bit of California life and sharing our traditions and love of food with our volunteers. We have three children, our eldest has moved to Scotland, our son is 22 and is always on the verge of leaving the nest, but somehow loves it too much on the farm to leave :). Our youngest, Petra is 18 and spends most of her time with her horses and is thrilled to finally have horses in her backyard! We have one awesome deaf pit bull and a frisky, young cattle dog. We are NOT religious and although we do not discriminate against anyone who is, we might offend. It happens, Just being transparent there :-) We live in a beautiful coastal town with a lively downtown and many farmers markets. We also live near many wineries, hiking trails and are just a short 4 miles to the beach!
We will be starting on our barn building project in the spring so any construction skills would be amazing! We will also be needing help with general yard/garage clean up, brush clearing, creek restoration, fence building, irrigation, trenching, digging holes, planting trees and developing a vegetable garden. We also would like to start our garden, install irrigation, plant trees in the orchard, goat housing, bee boxes, decks, sheds, horse stable and anything else a homesteader might need. Any help with cooking or cleaning would also be greatly appreciated, as my days can get busy. Its not always a super organized day but there is always something to do depending on the skills you can bring to the table. If you have art talents, we have a container to paint as well :-)
english, some german
We have either a small vintage trailer near the creek, it has a composting toilet and an outdoor shower nearby and small kitchen inside the trailer for basic cooking as well as a kitchen area outside. Or... we have a little "guest shed" with comfy bed and shares the outdoor shower and toilet with the trailer. We will provide ingredients for breakfasts and lunches that you can prepare on your own and we all make dinners together for 5 of the nights if it suits everyone. It's also perfectly OK if you want more nights on your own. We all clean up together after meals!! Please remember this. We eat mostly vegetable based organic food. We do eat meat as well but are happy to accommodate vegetarians :-)
Downtown San Luis Obispo is about 10 miles away, Avila beach is 4 miles away. there are many beautiful hiking trails, wineries to tour, biking routes, waves to surf and many beautiful beaches to enjoy. We live in a very "outdoorsy" community and value its small town charms. We will have bikes available to ride and happy to give lifts into town on occasion. We are clean and tidy and respectful of others and our environment, we hope to have those attributes in our guests. We work hard and also value down time.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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