Indoor/Outdoor Volunteering Experience in Northern California, USA

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  • Description

    Description

    Welcome. Our approach to life is community and sustainability. We consist of a multi-generational house hold in Northern California, about 50 miles North of San Francisco on almost two acres of which we are developing using permaculture techniques. We have chickens, guinea fowl, 4 dogs and 1 cat, a vegetable garden and an orchard. Our bees are now thriving, although we still have a lot to learn! We are continuing to plant for bees/pollinators and exploring how to manage bee hives on our property.

    Helpers can participate in many areas, inside or outside. If you like animals, working in the garden, and organising then this might just be a little haven for you. We have multiple projects in the works which we would love help with. Please read below to see if you are the right fit.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Some of us have travelled and lived in Zimbabwe, Mexico, England, Australia, New Zealand, France, Switzerland, Russia. We enjoy sharing our stories, life experiences and philosophies while hearing others travel stories, life experiences and philosophies. We also love learning about other cultures, learning some words/phrases of another language, discussing ideas and showing off Sonoma County, local permaculture spots, San Francisco, the local breweries and wineries. We have life experience in the health care industry as Medical providers and support staff with an emphasis on Family Medicine and Midwifery.

  • Help

    Help

    OUTDOORS:
    chicken house cleaning; pruning; weeding; watering; sheet mulching; painting (finishing up remodel of one end of house); clearing outside area of piled up items; dog walking

    We appreciate those interested in sustainability e.g. permaculture wise or forward thinking in that direction. If you are unfamiliar, please make use of Google search to find out if this interests you. Specialists in any of the above are anticipated as we have many ideas awaiting fruition. All helping hands are welcome.

    INDOORS:
    general upkeep: hoovering/vacuuming, bathroom cleaning, mopping, dusting; organisation (kitchen plans: to install pullout drawers, spice rack and other storage savvy things); cooking (we're a mix of vegans and meat eaters with colourful palettes and open minds); prepping cupboards and walls for painting; light installation; woodwork (floor to ceiling bookcases in the den)

    We all work at different times so needless to say, we are quite busy. Help to maintain a level of cleanliness and improve organisation is greatly appreciated. We also love socializing and interaction with all types of worldly people that have come to stay, so far. If you are someone who is open and willing to put in your time and effort, we would love to have you in our community.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English (expert)

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Bedroom, sometimes caravan and occasionally tents

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Santa Rosa is 50 miles North of San Francisco in Sonoma County wine country -- home of Snoopy ("Peanuts" creator Charles Schultz) and horticulturalist Luther Burbank. We are happy to show you around Sonoma County and possibly take a day trip to San Francisco. There is plenty to do and see including bicycling, wine tasting, micro brewery tours, ice skating, hiking, roller skating, Petaluma Adobe, Luther Burbank Gardens, Snoopy Museum, redwood walks, visits to the ocean, local gigs, farmers markets and festivals.

    We enjoy the arts (music, theatre, film); campfires outside by the pool; fitness (swimming, cycling, hiking, yoga, meditation, running, tennis); socialisation (sightseeing, chatting, sharing stories). You are welcome to join in on anything we do.

    We have collectively lived and travelled around US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Russia, Africa, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and Malaysia with dreams to travel to India, Central America and Japan (to name just a few). We are also experienced hosts to many travellers. We think you will enjoy staying here and we will appreciate the help.

    'Acknowledging the good that is already in your life is the foundation for all abundance' -- Eckhart Tolle

    Here's to a new friendship!

  • A little more information

    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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4 hours, 5 days a week

solar panels
pool
Sonoma County
a fraction of the harvest
sunsets
Zoë
orchard apricots
A cranapple blossom in the chicken run.
seedling starts
tractor time, men's toys
Car repairs
Rain clouds in the East.
Sacha & Grover
Guinea fowl, the wild birds of Zim

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