Help on a community ranch in Northern California, USA


United States


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  • Description


    We’re looking for enthusiastic, helpful hands to join us on our ranch, nestled in the mountains and surrounded by beautiful national forest land.
    We are a thriving intentional community that started in the early 90’s and who’s residents moved from the city to create a country oasis where friendship, fun, and delicious organic food is central.
    Our community has people ranging in age from 18 to 75.
    We have been on this property since 2001 and have been hosting since 2014. In that time, we have welcomed over 170 visitors to our home.
    We are located in rural Siskiyou County on 20 acres of land. Because our property abuts Klamath National Forest, wildlife is prolific, from birds to beavers, fox, deer and more.
    There are two houses on the property. There are also on-site accommodations for guests which include : a cabin, a tree house platform, shared bedroom and tents.
    Crops include:
    Spring Garden: greens, radishes, asparagus, beets, carrots, lettuce and more
    Summer Garden: tomatoes, peppers, corn, squash, cucumbers, beans and more
    Garlic 5 types and shallots 2 types
    Grape vines: 3 varieties
    Fruit Orchard: Apple, Pear, Montmorency and Sweet Cherry, Peach and more
    Hops Bines: Cascade
    Wild crops: watercress, blackberry, mint, lemon balm
    Farm animals include:
    Chickens, guinea fowl, hogs, goats, working ranch dogs.
    We also have bees.
    We are always up to something, whether it be in the garden or in other aspects of the ranch. Other projects in the works are: general maintenance and upgrading of existing structures, lumber milling, wood splitting, brushing, alternative energy installation, composting toilet system and many more.
    On your personal time, enjoy our refreshing swimming hole, play on our bocce ball court, grass tennis court or volleyball court. Work out on our climbing wall, outdoor basketball hoop, or exercise trails. During the pandemic we have limited trips to town (Ashland, Oregon).

    We cannot accommodate pets.

    Though our diet is plentiful with plants, we incorporate animal products into our daily meals. If you adhere to a strict vegan philosophy, our ranch is not a good option.

    *Please Note: Due to Covid-19, we are temporarily not accepting Workawayers this winter, but would like to open as soon as we can do so safely. Please continue to inquire about availability if you are interested in working at our ranch and we can start a correspondence.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    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

    We appreciate when people come here with an open mind ready to experience a different lifestyle than what you have previously been exposed to. We like to think of this program as an immersive experience for you not only to grasp the nuts and bolts of organic farming, but also living pleasurably in a group. Generally, most tasks are done together, meaning you will be working alongside one or more person of our community. You may be caring for animals, weeding, vine training, pruning, tilling fields, planting all the way to harvesting. You may also assist with many different techniques of food preservation including canning, pickling and dehydrating. Our growing season starts in February and goes into October.

  • Help


    building, wood splitting, brushing, weed whacking, gardening, property and equipment maintenance, cleaning, food prep, food preservation, kitchen cleanup after meals, animal care...etc

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Hebrew: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Rv, possible shared bedroom, modified school bus, summer tenting.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We don’t have many rules but do have a few:
    No drugs on the property.
    Disclose health and medical information prior to arrival.
    We raise and catch our own meat and fish and take pleasure in consuming it together.
    Though our diet is mainly plant-based, we incorporate animal products into our daily meals. If you adhere to a strict vegan philosophy, we are not a good option.
    We prefer a 2 week minimum length of stay.

  • 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

    We can accommodate campervans, talk to us directly about space, etc.

  • 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

Host ref number: 974775296524