Hello hello, the projects you are reading about are for the land. Our property is 160 acres of beautiful off grid living surrounded by Tahoe National forest. We have tons of tall Pines, Cedars, Madrones and Yew trees all over the property as well as 3 ponds, 1 we love to swim in and expanding gardens full of food and medicine.
Currently there are 5 of us living here cultivating permaculture gardens, building projects and land stewarding. We are actively working to create more sustainable permaculture gardens and community space for gathering. We are a small group who operate as family, often working together, sharing meals and so much laughter together.
Gaia is our go to all around badass, she wears a lot of different hats here and can troubleshoot just about anything you put in front of her.
Victoria is our on site jill of all trades, she helps with most projects and brings a lot of laughter to the table. She is an Herbalist, bodyworker, ceremonialist and goofball.
Carli and TJ are our permaculture masters. They have been working to expand the permaculture gardens, raise chickens, build greenhouses and bring the stoke. Most days you will find them in the gardens with giant smiles plastered on their faces.
David is our resident electrician and water guy. He lives on the upper property and you wont see him much as he spends a good amount of time also caring for his other animals on nearby properties.
Additionally we have many dogs and cats running around loving life. We are open to your animals joining us, but it would be on a case by case basis as a few of our dogs have a harder time adjusting to new friends.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Staying with us you'd learn a ton about gardening, permaculture, off grid living, land stewardship, and plants of all kinds. We are trying to establish stable food gardens this year and get the watering systems automated so that we can focus more on creating epic space for community gathering. Once a year we host a beautiful ancestral arts & healing women's gathering on the land, our goal is to be able to host other gatherings of community to reconnect people with the earth. Staying with us you can learn a really wide array of skills... permaculture, harvesting food and herbs for medicine, land stewardship, building, communal living etc.
The main projects on hand right now are building, land clearing, expanding our permaculture gardens and all kinds of other odd jobs that pop up, the task list is never ending. This Summer we'll be working on setting up drip irrigation, creating new garden beds, transplanting many different plants, laying paths connecting the gardens and beginning a few building projects to get some more basic infrastructure up. With 160 acres there are always fallen trees to clean up and land that needs tending.
Our building projects will include building A-frames to start with and maybe more.
Depends on the length of your stay + skillsets. There is plenty of camping space with compost toilets, outdoor showers and fresh spring water. For someone with more experience and who would be around for a longer stay, we have an extra yurt that can be used.
Please note that we do have limited WIFI out here so for those that need constant access to internet or service this might not be the best fit for you. We are off-grid and part of the glory of that is enjoying fresh air without any cell tower interference.
On site- In your free time there is a lot of our property to explore. You can lounge around the swim ponds or go for hikes. We have hikes that connect to the river and other water spots or upwards to enjoy stunning views of the Tahoe National Forest.
Off site- Our property is outside of Nevada City & Grass Valley. These towns are a few hours away from San Francisco Bay Area. The Yuba River is right down the road from us, along with a ton of nature. Nevada City has music, restaurants and art that far surpasses most small town culture I've seen. You're also not far from SF if you really need some city life days.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 4 days a week