We are a micro permaculture farm that is just starting up on 3 acres of overgrown and neglected farm land, on a hill, 1/2 a km from the ocean and minutes from Louis Head beach and 20mins from Shelburne NS. Lots to do and plenty to learn for an interested party. We are looking for a person or loving couple with whom to share our 2000+sqft century farm house. In exchange you will commit to 20 hours a week of some form of labour to contribute to the house/farm and pay $500 per month for room and board for a single person, $700 per month for a couple. Ideally you would share our Solar Punk philosophy, be someone who is of an altruistic/socialist mind set and an ally of the LGBT community to fit in with our family.
How room and board works:
- You will have your own bedroom (approx 10' x 14') to decorate as you please, sharing the bathroom with the rest of the house's occupants (a second bathroom is planned). Common areas include a large living room, huge eat-in kitchen, library room and book nook with a view and are yours to enjoy as long as you pick up after yourself.
- Meals will be shared and made as needed (schedule to be negotiated) or you may graze in the fridge and cupboards as needed. Food provided will be a combination of nutritious, gluten free staples, animal based proteins, various greens etc purchased from the grocery store for now, but whenever our farm produce can be used it will be. Our goal is to be 50% self reliant for food in 2 years. Should you wish a treat outside of the normal fare on offer, you can, of course, purchase it for yourself.
-You will also have access to garden/animal spaces and the workshop and tools if you do not have your own.
How the 20 hour weekly contribution works:
- We are looking for individuals who enjoy helping to maintain their standard of living: Cleaning, sweeping, general house keeping, cooking to share with other house mates, meal clean up (washing dishes), processing farm produce for the future farm store, yard maintenance, snow removal, gardening, animal care, maintainance/repair of existing structures on the property or new builds all count towards the 20 hr goal. Think of all the chores you do to keep your current place up to snuff now, that time is what we need.
- A farm store/Art studio is also planned. Should you have an artistic heart, any item that you wish to create for sale will be welcome.
Moreover, we hope to find people willing to put in the effort to become like family. Not everything is sunshine and roses all the time, slogging through swamps on dreary days is to be expected from time to time. This is not the place for hermits, we want people who will interact on a reasonable level, sharing meals, evening scrabble/board games, cooperative produce preparation and coordinating mundane tasks are just a few examples. Neither is this a place for party animals, while the odd evenings may be taken at the campfire with beverage or a bit of the herb, wildly inebriated on a regular basis is not cool. We are mental health advocates and are familiar with the challenges of PTSD, Depression and Anxiety and pride ourselves on maintaining a supportive environment to survive and thrive. Service dogs are welcome and will be given treats/snuggles when off duty.
High speed internet will be installed shortly so this would be ideal for work from home persons or individuals on fixed income or aspiring farmers that want to learn and grow.
We currently have 2 bed rooms available but plan on adding more living spaces such as yurts etc as the years progress and adjoining land acquired.