Learn about rural living in Warner, New Hampshire, USA


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  • Descripción


    Our names are Bret and Kristin. After many years traveling, care taking, teaching abroad, and even a couple workaway experiences, we have moved back to the small rural town of Warner NH. We decided to return here for a handful of reasons including: more time in the natural environment, having open space to farm, helping our parents age in place, being able to make change more directly and effectively.

    The family land we steward, former Abenaki territory, is pretty remote mixed deciduous forest. Behind us is the "Mink Hills", 14 thousand continuous acres of forest, super fun to explore.

    When we first moved back here we spent 5 years living in the yurts in the woods, setting them up as a comfortable off-grid homestead, then we moved into our current home and recently began building our "dream eco arc" this past year. The house is coming along well and help is still needed. While the natural building components of the house, namely earthen plaster on the straw bale walls are complete, next summer will be a big push on stone wall building, earthen floor construction, and living roof establishment. Also lots of finish carpentry for someone with experience.

    In addition to that there are orchards and gardens to maintain, cordwood to cut and stack, fields to improve, animals to care for and and the plethora of other tasks of a small permaculture minded homestead tucked in the woods requires.

    One cool thing about our location is although it is on the edge of "wilderness" we are also only 2 miles from the village center of Warner, which is a pretty cool place with a coffee shop, independent bookstore, a small food cooperative, a community outdoor amphitheater, ice cream shop, a small bar, a public library, a couple museums, an elementary school, and more. Warner is also home to the Kearsarge mountain state park and the Warner river. There is a growing and thriving young agriculture community here and a lot of exciting cooperative projects. We feel it is a wonderful place for people that like the woods, quiet and small community.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda en una granja
    Mantenimiento general

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    You will have plenty of time to explore the woods, rivers, walking trails and nature around the yurts and build site. Near by with a car there are all sorts of outdoor enthusiasts adventures from kayaking to rock climbing, hiking to mountain biking. Also this is a great place to experience the peace and quiet reflection only found with time alone in the woods.

    Also you will get first hand experience in off grid living and systems. Campfires can be had most any night and depending on the season lots of fresh produce from the gardens. Normally we fire up the cordwood masonry sauna every other week or so. In town there are free outdoor concerts, author series, workshops and other interesting events although covid has complicated things.

  • Ayuda


    Ideally this next summer it would be nice to find a couple that wants to stay for a month or longer. This way a routine can be established. The work will be outdoors and hands on: gardening, brush clearing, helping build stuff, move wood, work with stone, ext. The tasks will likely be varied and self directed after everyone is clear and comfortable.

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    I don't get to practice my Spanish as much as I'd like too. My wife and I also taught English to refugees for awhile s happy to help others with their English if you want.

  • Alojamiento


    The accommodations are basic but comfortable. They are comprised of two yurts connected by a handmade screened in porch. One yurt is a bedroom and the other is a kitchen. The kitchen has a propane fridge, a small propane range, a wood cook stove, and a gravity rain water system. There is a simple composting toilet outhouse and a small solar panel and battery for some limited lighting. Both have woodstoves for heat, cordwood is available. We have found folks looking to unplug and enjoy nature have really appreciated the yurts.

    While we love and plan on sharing some meals, mostly you will be on your own preparing food with basic vegetarian ingredients provided. We do have an arrangement with the local food cooperative in the village for you to get a discount as well. Depending on the season there is a lot of food in the garden you are also welcome to. The yurts have all you will need to cook. The yurts are a short walk through the woods and hay field to the building site.

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    A vehicle is encouraged, especially for longer stays, although not 100% necessary. Unfortunately there is very little public transportation to our area. As the site is remote it has worked best in the past when a couple comes, either friends or partners, otherwise it can feel a little too isolated and lonely.

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    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    No hook ups on site but you could camp with your camper van

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    We have a dog and so do my parents who live near by. So if you have a dog it would probably only work if you trusted them off leash and they should get along well with other dogs. Our dog Rina is a rescue and thinks she is a real Alpha, she has never been physically aggressive to another dog but she wants dominance and can be a bully. We think we've noticed she does better with male dogs rather then other females. Generally she works it out if humans stay out of the way but it can be stressful. So with that all said if your game to give it a try so are we but ya never know with dogs.

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Número de referencia de anfitrión: 895863762977