Learn about sustainability while helping out at our off-grid homestead in beautiful Northern California, USA



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    Nestled in the coastal range of Mendocino County, California (about 45 minutes west of Ukiah) we are establishing a small farm and wildlife sanctuary.  Based on principles of sustainability & permaculture our expanding ridge top garden and orchards consist of a variety of fruits, veggies, herbs and flowers. We are a vegetarian household living very simply off the grid. Our homestead is remote.

    Andreas runs his own solar company and installs both off-grid and grid tied photovoltaic systems. He has a background in mechanical engineering and is originally from Germany. I (Laura) have a background in teaching. I have taught in four countries. Currently, I am working at a local hot springs resort. Andreas and I both love to travel. We met in the Philippines and traveled between the U.S.A. and Germany for five years before purchasing land in Mendocino County.

    WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WITH A SENSE OF BUILDING TO HELP OUT SPRING THRU FALL 2022. We would like help with a small structure which will act as a sleeping quarters for those who come to help out on the land.


  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Come learn how to live off the grid, grow and process organic food, harvest local wild foods, make herbal products and become a land steward. Learn even more about our lifestyle creating meals and eating together at times. Conversational language practice is available throughout the day. At times we may also be working on a green building project as well.

  • Aide


    Aside from garden and orchard tasks additional projects may include gathering seaweed and other native wild foods, cooking, canning, fermenting foods, making herbal preparations, habitat restoration, brush and trail clearing, small scale green building and learning how to build and maintain an off grid infrastructure and solar system. We will be sharing our knowledge and give clear directions on how to do many of the above mentioned tasks which will often be carried out with one of us or another helper.

    We are looking for self-starters  who are open minded, love to help outdoors, want to unplug and would enjoy the serenity of a mountain forest.  If you have ever thought you might like to homestead or purchase raw land then our farm would be a good place to visit.  If you are looking for a commercial farm you will not find it here.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Allemand: Courant
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    I am interested in learning conversational Spanish.

  • Hébergement


    RV/Camper parking is available. We can provide an indoor sleeping space in the winter, but please be prepared to camp during the dry season. We can provide a tent and sleeping bag, but due to Covid 19 we recommend that you bring your own.


  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Our idea of entertainment is reading, hiking, sunbathing, stargazing, drumming and conversing around the campfire.

    Things to do in the area include enjoying the local hot springs, virgin redwood groves, rivers, beaches and historic coastal towns. Having your own car is helpful but not necessary. We can pick you up in Ukiah or Mendocino. A weekly trip into town is available.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    We have space for vans and small travel trailers, however access to our homestead is via 1.2 miles of dirt road.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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N° de référence hôte : 632736969789