Looking for Seasonal Caretakers and Imaginative Collaborators for 45 off-grid acres of land nestled in New Hampshire’s Evan’s Notch and surrounded by White Mountain National Forest, yet close to North Conway and Fryeburg, Maine.
These positions are an exciting opportunity to become part of a growing business that will teach sustainability in permaculture principles, offer various workshops in bushcraft and art skills with unique eco-lodging, and promote exploring our beautiful environment.
Our LLC is 4 year-old 45 acre private land holding within the White Mountain National Forest in Chatham, NH with yurt, tipis, a school bus, platform wall tent and other unique lodgings that is looking to beautify its footprint through permaculture and artistic creations throughout the site. In 2020, we are planning various workshops for the general public including mushroom log inoculation, backcountry cooking, tracking animals, and survival skills, and an introduction to stoneworking. Projects on the docket are the construction of a tiny home and possibly a sauna.
Help with Eco project
Help with Computers / internet
Justin, the Owner and Director speaks Spanish and English fluently. He offers instruction in a wide variety of skills including, but not limited to: Stone working, carpentry, gardening, mushroom inoculation, use of power and hand tools, metalworking/welding, building, and sculpture.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
As a Caretaker and Collaborator, you will be offered housing, a kitchen, and a payment for 5.5 hours of work per day 5 days per week. Though this job does not require transportation, you may want it in order to get to town, although owners can give you a lift once or twice per week if needed. Owner will be on site most of the time aiding in projects, attending to guests, cleaning rentals, and tending to projects. Sometimes work will be performed together, but other times caretaker will be on his, her or their own.
This position requires those with a strong drive to create on and/or amend the land based on his, her or their knowledge, skill, and desire to build something beautiful. This paid position lasts three months in between May through October, but can be flexible as site is open year-round. Late April through early November is our busiest time and owner will be living on site. Useful skills include use of power tools, hand tools, permaculture/gardening principles, ability to lift 50 lbs occasionally, artistic drive in sculpture, carpentry, metal work/welding, stonework, or landscaping. (Owner offers knowledge in these skills if caretaker so desires.) Must be able to work collaboratively and communicate ideas and thoughts clearly. Must be able to take direction occasionally, but have an independent spirit.
Job duties include:
-your creative input and execution of artistic and/or permaculture based ideas
-maintenance and some reconstruction or expansion of existing gardens including planting, weeding, designing, and harvesting edible food and inoculated mushroom logs
-aid and creative input on building projects
-splitting and stacking wood in preparation for winter
-occasionally greeting guests and directing them to their rentals
From here, you can access two large ponds, hiking/biking trails, fishing areas, and creeks with waterfalls. Ample wildlife uses our land as a home and corridor. Though electricity can be had for short spurts of time, this area is off-grid. There is access to the internet via a commercial-grade antenna.
There are various accommodations. The length of your stay and time of year will determine your lodging. We have a yurt, 2 tipis, tiny homes and camping. We also provide a basic kitchen with refrigerator, stove, oven, sink, and cooking supplies. The garden will produce vegetables only at certain times of year.
North Conway, New Hampshire and Fryeburg, Maine are home to ample outdoor activities including rock climbing, ice climbing, fishing, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, biking, boating, and shopping. There are multiple breweries in the area and many restaurants within either a 20 or 40 minute drive, depending on where you want to go.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week