Our beautiful and secluded 80-acre ranch between Freestone and Bodega is offering a work trade position for a live-in farm co-worker. The housing is a 10'x12' tent cabin in exchange for 10 hours of ranch work per week.
We are seeking a farm co-workers with at least one season of farming under their belt, but a willingness to learn will suffice. You must have a desire to work on a newly developing educational farm, with goats, pigs, chickens and Biodynamically grown fruits and vegetables. Much of the work at this stage will be farm chores and initial infrastructure installation.
Our farm is owned by a community of three families. One couple manages the farm. Friends and family of the owners often visit and stay at the farm as well. There may be up to three resident co-workers, a few WOOFers and a few renters also living on site at any given time.
Our farm was founded to be a retreat for the owner families as well as a learning farm and retreat for the families and faculty of a Waldorf school in the East Bay. Our CSA will serve families in the East Bay and SF. We look to the principals of Anthroposophy and Social Threefolding to guide our community endeavors. We endeavor to practice love, compassion, direct communication and non-violence in our community.
• 7 to 9-Month Minimum Commitment (deposit required and bonus paid at end of commitment)
• 1 person or a couple (there would be a work hours increase for a couple)
o Cute 10'x12' trailer with a beautiful view and private yard space. Extra storage available in our large barn
o Use of outdoor kitchen with refrigerator/cupboard space, propane cook stove, etc. Suitable for socializing with your guests. Shared by other residents as well as occasional 3-4 day school group visits and school family camping trips
o Rustic outdoor shower till July, then full bathroom with washer/dryer
o $40 per month fee to contribute towards garbage, electricity & gas
o Wi-Fi available for a $20-$50 month charge depending on how much data is required
o Harvest vegetables from large garden; some eggs & dairy products available seasonally
o Parking a short walk away; drive in access for unloading
o 10 hours of site and farm work per week (16 hours per week for a couple)
o 2 weeks (14 days) vacation, schedule to be determined
o 2 weeks (14 days) of farm-sitting per year (additional hours required)
o Some monthly flex-time possible (hours must be made up by the end of each month, unless otherwise negotiated)
o Schedule to be determined would include some morning and evening animal chores (some weekend shifts expected), and farming/site work
o Additional to-be-determined community meetings or other communications with co-residents as agreed upon by those living on site
Send resume, letter & three references (work oriented) to Willow Summer at firstname.lastname@example.org; text to 510-409-3214