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Help us maintain and grow our family farm and explore American culture in North Carolina, USA

  • Estados Unidos
  • 212 “me gusta”
  • Última actividad: 04/02/2023

DISPONIBILIDAD

  2023 

 Estancia mínima:  Al menos un mes

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    We are a family farm which practices organic and sustainable animal husbandry and gardening. We raise cattle for meat and milk, chickens for eggs, and have horses, dogs, and cats as pets. We do not currently have goats, but hope to one day make some goat cheese. We have some fruit trees and bushes, but hope to expand this dramatically in the coming years. We have decent space for vegetable/herb gardening and infrastructure to expand. We primarily make income from rentals, and therefore this is a primary focus, including eco-tourism opportunities for our guests. So all our practices benefit everyone-rental guests, ourselves, and you. Our goal moving forward is to continue maintenance of the existing animals, expand the gardens and fruit production for U-pick for our rental guests, and to overall improve the property. We would love to host you and have you come help us grow our farm!

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Workawayers will benefit by exposure to the wide and varied activities gained on an organic and sustainable Appalachian farm. We will learn from you, you will learn from us. We will share stories and experiences. The small nearby town of Marshall, NC has many young and like-minded sustainable farmers and artists, as well as an up and coming (small) scene. The nearby city of Asheville, NC is thriving with tourists, art, restaurants, music, and tons of outdoor activities (hiking, mountain biking, river rafting and kayaking, etc!)

    Workawayers will also be able to enjoy our 150 acre farm, can fish the pond, as well as eat from any of the vegetables and fruits we grow together, and eat the grass-fed, antibiotic free, hormone free beef we raise here on the farm from our cattle.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • El anfitrión ofrece una paga acorde al salario mínimo

    El anfitrión ofrece una paga acorde al salario mínimo

    Este anfitrión ofrece alojamiento y paga.

    El anfitrión ha indicado que pagará al menos el salario mínimo por hora de su país por cada hora trabajada y que también ofrecerá alojamiento. Pide ayuda con un negocio o una actividad empresarial. Ponte en contacto directamente con el anfitrión mediante la mensajería de la página para obtener más información y detalles sobre el salario ofrecido. Cualquier acuerdo con el anfitrión debe cerrarse por anticipado.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    We ideally would host a couple of individuals who know each other, work together well, and have a variation of skills. Our needs include the occasional cleaning of 2 rentals (a yurt and cottage). We would accept two options for those staying:
    1) you stay in our camper which includes a full bathroom, clean decor, air conditioning and propane heat, and a full kitchen (what luxury!). Since this is one of our rentals when Workawayers are not living in it, we expect it to be perfectly maintained and regularly cleaned. In exchange, you would be expected to put in 40 hour/week in work on the farm. If it's a couple, that time would be split between you, not 40 hrs/person.
    2) You bring your own lodging-either off grid or plugged into our water/electricity- in exchange for 20 hrs/week farm work. Anything above this, we could discuss a small stipend, but you would not be required to work over 20hrs.

    We also raise cattle, chickens, horses, ducks and have other animals on the farm, as well as a small organic garden. We have some fruit bushes and trees, but plan to plant many more. We have 150 acres to attend. Some of our main projects and tasks would include:
    -Twice a day horse feeding, blanketing, and stall cleaning throughout the winter
    -Every other day feeding hay to cows, which involves running a tractor
    -Maintenance of gardens and landscapes by hand, weed-eater, or mower
    -Seed prep in early spring
    -Small building projects-use of power tools
    -Animal husbandry, cleaning of housing
    -Cutting/splitting firewood-use of chainsaw
    -Miscellaneous tasks
    -Occasional detailed cleaning of a short term rental (when/if me or my regular cleaner can't do it)

    Some skills necessary will include the following:
    -detailed cleaning of rentals
    -animal care (horses, poultry, cattle)
    -fence maintenance
    -building projects
    -landscaping
    -mowing and weed-wacking
    -planting and transplating
    -seed starting
    -garden preparation, planting, maintenance, weeding
    -light and heavy equipment usage (mowers, tractors, trucks, chainsaw)
    -tree, brush, bush clearing
    -tree cutting, firewood cutting

    This is not a complete list of opportunities and activities. We welcome other skills and are looking for someone who is willing to learn, work hard, is self motivated, and willing to share with us your stories and experiences.

    Our annual schedule generally look like this:
    -animal care is ongoing year-round, more intensive in the winter and early spring
    -building projects and fence repair year-round
    -landscaping year-round with majority of transplanting in the fall and late winter and majority of grass mowing in summer
    February-final winter cleanup, garden preparation, possible seed starting
    March-rentals open and begin renting/cleaning, seed starting, garden preparation completed
    April-rentals, garden planting and maintenance
    May-rentals, garden planting and maintenance, landscaping care
    June-rentals, garden maintenance, landscaping care
    July-rentals, garden maintenance, seed starting, landscaping care
    August-rentals, garden maintenance and planting, seed starting, landscaping care
    September-rentals, garden maintenance, landscaping care, transplanting
    October-rentals, garden maintenance, landscaping care, transplanting
    November-rentals, transplanting and overwinter preparation
    December-rentals, winter clearing

    Our typical day might look like this:
    Morning:
    -activities/projects for the week have been discussed, usually at the beginning of the week, but daily check in is helpful
    -outdoor projects before the day gets hot (summertime), so gardening, lawn care, etc.
    Midday:
    -Rentals cleaning, building projects, activities depending on the temperature and weather will vary, rest time
    Evenings:
    -gardening, lawn care, finishing projects

    So much of our day is weather dependent, so we are very flexible and do not hold a rigorous routine. We would expect about 20 hours of committed time per week (per person). This could be 3 days/wk 5 hours labor or 5 days/wk 3 hours labor- depends on need at the time. We will discuss and plan the week in advance so you know when you can have your free time.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    1-2 Workawayers can fit into our 28' beautiful camper. Full kitchen, full bathroom, wifi, smart TV, outdoor seating, fire pit, grill, beautiful view...it's pretty stellar.
    Or bring your own off-grid set up and pick your place on the farm to station it.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Although we cannot guarantee you the use of a car, we do have vehicles which you can use with prior arrangement. The nearby town of Marshall, with 3 bars, 4 restaurants, a coffee shop, artist studios, a post office, and grocery stores is about a 10 minute drive away. The town of Weaverville is a 20 minute drive away with all of this and more, including a laundromat to wash your clothes (although we can discuss you using our washer/dryer at home too.) Asheville is a 30 minute drive away and a thriving small city with all you can hope for. There are innumerable outdoor activities in the area, from climbing, hiking, mountain biking, road biking, horse riding, swimming holes, river rafting, kayaking, tubing, fishing, etc. The nearest beach is about a 4.5-5 hour drive away (quite far!), but there is a lot to do here in the mountains. You are a couple hours drive from several bigger cities: Knoxville, TN, Charlotte, NC, or Atlanta, GA.

    All this said, we usually find all the happiness we could hope for here on the farm and in our surrounding town of Marshall. We hope you will come join us.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    We do have wifi signal for anyone staying in our camper. For anyone bringing their own lodging, you can access cell signal from certain locations to do wi-fi work.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    We can accommodate any size van/camper with water access (a hose) and electrical plug in in a spot near our horse barn and house. You are responsible to manage your grey/black water appropriately. If you bring your own lodging and can run off-grid, there are numerous places to set up that would be accessible, private, and with a view.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    This very much depends on your pet and how they behave with our dogs, cats, children, chickens, livestock, rental guests. We would prefer a small pet. We would need to discuss in length your animal behavior before accepting it here. We hope you understand.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

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    Horas esperadas

    40/week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 184137391684

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