Help on our homestead, with planting, harvesting, building and other activities in Ribera, New Mexico, USA

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a half-acre homestead and micro-farm in Northern New Mexico. Our property backs up to hundreds of acres of beautiful mesas and red stone arroyos, perfect for hiking and playing in seasonal streams. We are 40 minutes from Santa Fe, 30 from Las Vegas and within 10 minutes of Villanueva State Park. Crops we enjoy growing include garlic, oyster mushrooms, tomatoes, corn, lettuce, kale, chard, string beans, radish, medicinal plants, sunflower sprouts, amaranth and many more favorites that include native seeds and other experiments! We follow permaculture principles and have seen the land thrive as a result.

    Accommodations include a small, renovated casita with sleeping loft and kitchenette. Outhouse available, with shared bathroom, shower, and laundry in main house. Vegan meals will be prepared and eaten communally.

    Work is year-round with construction and greenhouse plantings continuing through the winter in addition to on-going medicinal preparations.

    We are currently seeking a long-term exchange though we are open to short term ones as well. We are looking for help getting the property up and running again after our hiatus from growing. This includes weeding, fertilizing, completing our earthen barn as well as some household duties.

    We are so grateful to have extra helping hands to make the work lighter and to learn about others and their lives. We love spending time with our land and hope you do too. Welcome!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Travellers will learn what its like to live on a farm in rural Northern New Mexico. They will see firsthand the principles used to make farming easier in a part of the world that receives very little rainfall. Hopefully they will fall in love with one of New Mexico's natural resources, the breath-taking beauty of the skies and land!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    Help with planting, harvesting (season appropriate), building, and day to day activities on our small micro-farm/homestead.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Beginner
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodations include a small renovated casita with sleeping loft and kitchenette with sink. Outhouse available, with shared bathroom, shower, and laundry in main house. Vegan meals will be enjoyed communally.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are about an hour away from Santa Fe, 30 minutes from Las Vegas and within 10 minutes of Villanueva State Park. Bus stop nearby (driving distance) with daily bus to Las Vegas, NM and Santa Fe.

    Visitors will be expected to work 5 hours a day, 4 days a week.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 4 days a week








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