Hello :) My name is Nick.
Forty years ago my father bought an incredibly magical, 300 acre farmhouse where the mountainous forest meets the meadow. Recently he decided he wanted to sell off pieces of the land for development. I was not very enthused about this idea. I have spent the past 5 years traveling, finding myself, learning and developing an interest in Holistic medicines, energy, and everything that helps to expand our awareness and connection to the earth. This lead to a lot of dreaming of possibilities. I offered a deal with my father that if I could produce income on the land he would not sell it. He agreed and my dream began :) To quickly start receiving abundance I started a small 7 site campground that lets people submerge into nature and really enjoy this beautiful place while helping to pay the taxes. Visitors immediately fall in love and become quick friends rather than guests. Now that I have the campground done I am ready to start working on other projects. The help I receive will help to guide me to the next step whatever that may be.
My dream is to create a place where people can come to stay for short or extended periods of time to learn, grow and have all of their needs met while contributing to a common unity. A nature based education center for children would help to give parents time to work on themselves and others while knowing their children are playing in nature. I envision a large main building for hosting workshop classes and retreats of all kinds hosted by traveling light workers that wish to spread their knowledge. A commercial kitchen would make it possible to cook and sell food and healthy drinks, possibly to start a farm and forest to table food service. Scattered in the woods would be off grid eco friendly housing made of cob, hempcrete, haybail, and Earthship like construction for people to stay in and reestablish our lost connection to the land. The dream is big, the possibility is here, and I need you to pull it all together. Let's create the world we wish to see.
Currently I have a tiny house framed up on a hay wagon and bought a full size school bus to turn into a tiny house as well. I also just purchased a Tee Pee from a friend that needs to be put up.
The large farm house has a couple bedrooms for workawayers or you may tent outside and make your own home base. The house is shared with my parents, puppy, 3 cats, and my good friend and gardener Tristan with her dog as well. We also have 8 chickens and the moose, bear and other forest creatures stop by every once in a while.
Right now we are looking for some helpers that can contribute motivation, creation, and various skill sets to help us get this vision blossoming! We believe in working hard! but don't get me wrong, enjoying natures play ground is just as important. There are many hiking trails, lots of lakes near by, and we also enjoy wild foraging and mushroom hunting! Looking for those who have a strong initiative to help build, create, contribute, brainstorm and research. Must be adaptable and able to fill in various roles, whether it be something fun or not so glamorous. We are in Sandwich NH, tucked in the gorgeous White Mountain National Forest! Just a couple hours from Boston. We will be bouncing around from here to Maine and Upstate NY occasionally to visit friends and help with their projects as well :) If interested send me a message and lets talk! If you cannot be here in person but you would like to hear more about the community project and want to volunteer, send me a message and we can talk more about that! Looking forward to hearing from you!
What makes this opportunity different from other work-a-way experiences is that you have the opportunity to contribute part of your vision as well. We are open minded and look at this project as a canvas for people to come add their brush strokes of creation so that the whole picture is woven pieces of all of those who created it and their stories. We are open to people with experience to work with us to create a collective dream and make it reality.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Travelers will experience what it is like to live with the Earth, work together, and support one another. This is a place where you can really submerge yourself in nature and challenge yourself. Healthy habits, balance, and laughter! Learn to unlearn and teach yourself :) We have a unique way of life and we wish to encourage/show others how they can live in alignment with their dreams and values. Our goal is to have every person who comes here work on something that has significance to them so that we can all share our stories and show others something from our lens of perspective. We really want to create a place of strong culture, acceptance, learning, and sharing. <3
Help varies from general maintenance to cooking, building, creating art, researching, Please when writing us tell us about your strengths and where you see yourself helping out. :)
Accommodation varies, hours are negotiable. You can have a room in the house, or camp anywhere on the property, there are showers, kitchen, all of that available. If you prefer food to be all inclusive we can talk about it but typically we are looking at 20 hours a week with staples included. Once plants start growing veggies in garden are available for use.
We are right near the lakes region in NH. There are so many lakes, hiking trails, rivers, woods, swimming, mountains, climbing, biking...etc Boston 2-2.5 hours away. Portland, ME 1.5 hours away, Conway 40 min.
We try to keep things fun and go on trips!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
15-20 hours a week