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 26′ trailer with kitchen/bath in exchange for 15 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 comprised of five adults and three children. One couple manages the farm, one adult and their child live part-time on the farm, and one couple and their two children stay at the farm on weekends and in the summer as time allows. 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.
Details: • 9 to 10-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)
Amenities include: o Cute 28’ trailer with a shower/bath, kitchen, RV full mattress (53” x 75” sleeps two cozily), storage, etc., with a beautiful view and private yard space o Use of outdoor kitchen with refrigerator/cupboard space, propane cook stove, etc. right next door to trailer; 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 May, then full shared 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
Exchange: o 15 hours of site and farm work per week (20 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
Contact: Willow Summer; [email protected]; text to 510-409-3214