Seasonal caretakers and imaginative collaborators for our eco-lodge and permaculture projects in New Hampshire’s Evan’s Notch, USA

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    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, and promote exploring our beautiful environment.

    Our LLC is 6 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 2021, we are planning various workshops for the general public including mushroom log inoculation, backcountry cooking, tracking animals, and survival skills, and an introduction to stone working. Projects on the docket are the construction of a tiny home and a cabin.

    Help generally entails a mixture of gardening, building, splitting wood (with a wood splitter), and creative endeavors. This property is entirely *off-grid* and we use a combination of propane, generators, and solar panels for electricity and our antenna (for internet...which works most of the time). Please be prepared to be off grid as best as you are able.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    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. He also plays saxophone professionally.
    Sara holds an M.S. in Ecology and is a fine artist who lives and teaches in NM most of the year. She is an avid fly fisher, tracker, birder, and plays guitar. She has also successfully trained service animals. She is happy to share her skills with anyone!

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    As a Caretaker and Collaborator, you will be offered a tiny home, tipi, or tent and board for 24 hours of work per a 7 day week, with one day off. (Or you can plan your hours as you like). Beyond that, we offer payment for additional projects and hours if there are projects available. Though this job does not require transportation, you may want it in order to get to town. 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. These positions lasts between mid-April through mid-November, but can be flexible as site is open year-round. 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 caretakers so desire.) 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, harvesting food and inoculated mushroom logs
    -creating a new garden
    -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, but sometimes it can be spotty.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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, school buses, a trailer, a caravan, a wall tent, 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. The likelihood of staying in the yurt is rather distant as it rents out constantly. Many people choose to bring a nice big tent and kit it out like their home. Availability depends on how much our units are booked.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    If you are traveling in a motorhome please reach out to let me know the total length as we cannot accommodate all sizes.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Yes, but only dogs and they need to be friendly as there is a resident dog here and guests bring dogs.

  • 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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