Help creating our family homestead near Chapel Hill, NC, USA


United States

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    Hello Everyone

    Michael, Cindy, Atlas(Dog), Padme(cat), and Sunshine(Gecko) have all recently moved onto 14 acres and are creating our homestead.

    At the moment we have created blueberry Bush areas, a small green house for microgreens and hydroponics, and garden areas.

    Our plans for 2021 are as follows:

    Create raised beds for spring ( Winter time)
    Fence in about 7 acres for sheep, goats and dairy animals ( Winter)
    Earth Build with Cobb or Dirt bags two small 100 squared feet Volunteer Lodges. ( Winter)
    Clear and Build Earth Stables for animals ( Winter)
    Solar Panel installations( Spring Time)
    Building a large Tropical Orchard and garden Greenhouse( Winter-Spring)
    General upkeep of the property!

    ****Update on schedule*****

    February and April are currently full;
    We need help for March with seed starting, animal care, mushrooms, microgreens, hydroponics and more!


    Looking for Long term-Efficient helpers ( 1 month to 5 months)- everyone will have a trial Period

    - Garden Volunteer: 20-25 hours a week tending to Gardens and green house( spraying, watering, weeding)

    - Animal Care volunteer: 20-25 hours a week tending to Animals: Morning routine at *8 am* Feeding quail, ducks, chickens, goats, sheep and Cows. Making sure everyone has clean water and mucking and/or cleaning coops runs and stalls. Nighttime, 30 min before dark bringing all animals back in. Extra time can be spent building and or maintaining around the farm.

    Morning and Night duties should take about 1.5 a day you can choose your two days off and do general cleaning composting or yard work for the rest of the hours.

    - General Volunteer and Builder: Help building Green house, Help With weeding and Building Planter Boxes.
    This is the most flexible schedule you can do a bit of Everything form cleaning the Tiny home to Weeding the garden to Animal care.

    We accept Pets as long as they are not left off leash and their nails are trimmed!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    You can stay with us and learn about gardening and self-sufficiency. We would have yoga and anyone is welcome to practice their language skills in either English or Spanish. Experience of learning to build something from the ground up. ( also we are decent cooks!)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Help us create our homestead with: Animal care, Bread making, Building project, Cooking, Food preservation, Greenhouse maintenance, Harvesting, Help with eco-projects, Irrigation/watering, gardening , Language practice, Planting, Seed saving, Seeding/transplanting,

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Italian: Intermediate

    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


    There is a kitchen you can use with oil, spices and pots and pans.

    Currently we have a tiny home with no bathroom but you can use the main houses bathroom.

    Everyone is in charge of their own meals, we will provide grains, Veggies, fruits, beans, oatmeal, bread and eggs

    We do not provide: desserts, snacks, drinks( aside from water) and meat. An example of the food you can make:
    BF: Oatmeal with bananas
    LUNCH: Cucumber salad with Bread and toast
    Dinner: Curry with Potatoes Peppers Beans and Rice

    Cleaning up in the kitchen after you are done is very important, and we try to keep our waste very low. You will have recycling, compost and trash. There will be various boards with Different rules to follow.

    No shoes in the house and we leave everything muddy outside.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live a 7-minute drive from Chapel Hill, there are coffee shops, restaurants bars, and shops. Carrboro and chapel hill are beautiful and very friendly. We also have a pool and mutiple trails to be made around the property.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have good fast internet and about 4 extenders.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We accept Pets as long as they are not left off leash and their nails are trimmed!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

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