Country living and peaceful goat paradise near Fordland, Missouri, USA

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  • Description

    Description

    WE DO NOT CURRENTLY HAVE ANY PAID POSITIONS AVAILABLE. WE DO NOT NEED HELP WITH OUR CHEESE BUSINESS.…

    We are Lesley and Barry Million and we live in a passive solar home on 50 beautiful acres in the Missouri Ozark Hills. Our property consists of woods and pasture with a creek and a stocked spring fed pond. Our children are grown and off living their own lives so it is just the two of us and any volunteers and/or interns we have living on the farm at the time. Over the past several years we have enjoyed the cultural exchange with over 70 volunteers from all over the world!

    We also own and manage a small farmstead goat cheese dairy. We manage our land and our animals as naturally and sustainability as possible. We are also part of a local community of farmers and are very connected with the local food movement in the area. Our cheeses are sold at local farmers markets, specialty grocery stores, and are served at several local restaurants.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    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

    Travelers staying with us have the opportunity to experience the beautiful Ozark Hills, the culture here, and learn about goats and cheesemaking.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    Tasks available through Workaway on our PERSONAL FARM include assisting us with our personal chores. Those might be feeding or caring for our animals (goats, poultry, dogs, etc.), household tasks, cleaning, preparing meals, gardening, cutting and stacking firewood, yard work, repairs and maintenance and construction projects. In exchange for 5 hours of help 5 days per week, Workawayers receive free room and board in our passive solar home, free utilities and internet, and free food and meals.

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    WE DO NOT CURRENTLY HAVE ANY PAID POSITIONS AVAILABLE.

    For Workawayers helping with our CHEESE BUSINESS, we offer a paid internship program for tasks such as packaging cheese and helping in the cheese make room. We offer a wage inline with minimum wage in the area. Part of this may be offset by the cost of the accommodation offered and food, in accordance with local labor laws. All wages paid are subject to local employment laws. Please contact us for more information if this is an option you are interested in.

    While we are flexible, we recommend a minimum two week stay to get a feel for life on the farm and for the Missouri Ozark Hills and all the area has to offer. Persons opting for the paid internship program are required to schedule a minimum stay of three weeks.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodations are in the loft bedrooms of our passive solar home (see pictures). We have other lodging arrangements as needed. All food is provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many things to see and do in the area. While our farm is somewhat secluded, we are only 20 minutes from a fairly large city with all amenities of a big city. If you enjoy the outdoors, there are many rivers to float and fish, lots of hiking trails and area lakes. We have canoes available.



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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day 5 days a week































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