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

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  • Favorito 212 vezes
  • Última atividade: 04/02/2023

Disponibilidade

  2023 

 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 1 mês

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Detalhes

  • Descrição

    Descrição

    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 ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Projetos artísticos
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Jardinagem
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    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.

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.

  • Anfitriões que oferecem uma remuneração de acordo com o salário mínimo do país.

    Anfitriões que oferecem uma remuneração de acordo com o salário mínimo do país.

    Este anfitrião oferece acomodação e remuneração.

    O anfitrião indicou que vai pagar um valor equivalente ao menos ao salário mínimo do país por hora trabalhada e a acomodação também vai ser fornecida. Está buscando ajuda com um estabelecimento ou atividade comercial. Entre em contato com o anfitrião pelo sistema de mensagens para obter mais informações sobre o pagamento oferecido. Qualquer acordo deve ser combinado com antecedência com o anfitrião.

  • Ajuda

    Ajuda

    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

    Inglês: Fluente

  • Acomodação

    Acomodação

    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 mais...

    Algo mais...

    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.

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    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.

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    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.

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    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.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    2

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    Horas previstas

    40/week

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 184137391684

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