Wanted: Resident Helper
Farm: Tall Boots Farm
Location: Central Cariboo, BC
Housing: live on-property (see below)
Remuneration: Various possibilities t.b.d. (see below)
I would like to have a person** join me on my 10 acres of land (mixed hayfields, woods and gardens). Curently, I am raising pigs, chickens (for eggs) and grow vegetables. I am considering a steer or two. No chemicals used for growing — using manure, worm castings and compost for fertilization. Close to river guarantees milder temps for growing.
The property has some machinery, almost all the tools you may need for gardening, a barn, cold room, root cellar, other outbuildings and plenty of land to grow things. In 2022, a greenhouse should be in place too.
There is an option to bring your own tiny home, RV or to live in an insulated small cabin (electricity only, composting toilet) that needs a bit of final touches - like flooring, installing baseboards, a counter and a sink and some trimming (if you like that kind of work, it could go towards a rent or I pay you).
There is a WiFi possibility, cell phone signal, electricity and water from a well. There are neighbours within walking distance but the nearest store is 15 km away and gas is 50 km away on a highway that is easily accessible. You should have a vehicle, unless you are okay with relying on rides.
I am 50 and have a full-time job. I live with two dogs but have my children occasionally come by for short visits. I am educated, still learning the homesteading (two year experience now) and like people who don't care about what people say (by being more authentic not narcissistic/sociopath). I won't judge your worldview as long as you prove to be reliable, able to communicate and without criminal intentions.
I would like to have the farm take off (three farmer's markets on different days within 60 km). Various possibilities exist as to how to make it work - you can lease the land, you can volunteer for food and lodging, you can rent the cabin and get paid on an hourly basis (seasonal, as needed), etc. Ideally, you could make it out here to check it out or we can have a virtual interview/tour on Skype.
Rather than a formal resume, send me a story of you, your life experience and skills...and expectations.
*your animals allowed only if behaved around farm animals and dogs
**will consider a single mom/dad with one or two kids (with you own tiny home/RV, unless you really like to be cozy)
If interested contact Bob: email@example.com
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 7 2022 ID: 62349