Come and help at our off-grid community farm in the high desert of New Mexico, USA


United States

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We are homesteaders and live completely off-grid in the high desert of New Mexico. We learn through experimentation and observation and live a grassroots lifestyle. We provide an experience in growing food, natural building, off-grid solar, permaculture, water management and natural healing.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our sagebrush land is one of the harshest environments to homestead on earth and we can provide individuals with the knowledge needed to thrive in such an environment.
    Our off-grid community is an extremely unique place and provides a cultural experience in itself in a modern anarchist community. My partner and I both worked for Earthship Biotecture and are able to offer knowledge and expertise in many aspects of off-grid sustainable natural building.

  • Help


    We are in the process of expanding our off-grid farm at the same time as raising a new baby. We have tons of cool ideas and not enough time to make them happen! We need help with building hoophouses, ammending soil, planting seeds and transplanting. We do the farmers market here in Taos and also Santa Fe if there is enough produce.
    Also we have many natural building projects beginning in June including building an earthbag studio and Adobe and Cobb renewal of existing structures. We can teach you how to Adobe plaster and build with earthbags and strawbales. No technical experience is necessary and we are happy to teach all visitors the many techniques we use.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    We have an airstream that can sleep a couple and a camper than can sleep an individual. We have an outhouse for guests. Showering and laundry may be done in town 20 mins away.
    We are interested in independent guests who are happy to entertain themselves as we have a young baby. Many meals will be shared, but we also have a communal kitchen and cooking supplies and utensils available for people to cook for themselves.
    Guests should have their own vehicle or feel comfortable with hitchhiking (which is common around Taos) as we can't really offer rides regularly.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Taos area offers many opportunities for exploration. Earthship Biotecture is located 3 miles down the road from us. The town of Taos itself has a very rich history both Spanish and Native and the pueblo here is the Longest continually inhabited place in the country. We are also blessed with beautiful mountains for hiking and biking and also natural hot springs for soaking.

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    A little more information

    • 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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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