Come and help us with a few simple home projects and enjoy Redwood Valley, California, USA

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  • Last activity: 30 May 2023



 Min stay requested: No minimum



  • Description


    Hi, my name is Chester. I was born here in Northern California. I live on a 3 acre farm/ homestead with my son Cooper and our cat (Flimbo), dog (Chompsky), 2 chickens, and the wide array of travellers who come through. We have a small but growing garden with a variety of fruits and vegetables. The house is located in Redwood Valley, California and is surrounded by trees, orchards, a couple neighbors, and the Russian River which flows nearby.

    We are looking for people that would like to help out with a few simple projects: planting, watering, and house maintenance. If you have specialized skills in farming or gardening please let us know!

    Looking for people that don’t have borders, come be a part of this international team!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I can share the experience of cultivating for many years. I know trails near the house that are fun for hiking. I can also teach basic guitar, and of course we can practice English. We have two Spanish speakers, and I am learning Spanish. Bienvenidos!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We can always use help with:
    - Planting/ watering/ harvesting the vegetable garden
    - House maintenance- keeping the house clean (sweeping, dusting, dishes, etc.)
    - Cooking- we try to eat one meal per day all together if we can
    - We are hoping that you will bring your own fun and creative projects as well. Sharing gifts of music, visual art, and other healing arts is always welcome.

    Just let us know when you send your message which of these projects you would be excited to contribute to!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A room with a double bed and a large kitchen equipped to make all kinds of meals. When that room is not available there is also plenty of space outside for tents and small RVs or motorhomes. The house has 2.5 bathrooms which are all communal. We provide breakfast and dinner.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Mendocino Lake is 5 miles away and the ocean is 30 miles away. There's a local swimming hole very close by and a few nice spots you can get into the river as well. About 300 miles from Yosemite and 200 miles from Redwood National and State Parks.
    The nearest town, Ukiah, is a 15 minute drive from the house and has everything you could need. Restaurants, cafes, grocery stores, thrift shops, bars, bookstores, you name it.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 964977996529

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