We own a12 Acer homestead in NE WA. Homestead has a 4 bedroom house, barn, hay shed, shop, cold room, greenhouse, 12 rotational livestock pens, 5000 square feet of gardens, 2 fruit orchards, full butchers kitchen including a walk in cold room and alot more than we cant list now. We have cattle, goats, pigs, LGD dogs, chickens, rabbits, geese, and ducks. We are looking for just the right couple to come manage and run our homestead for a year. We have a job offer that would take us away from our homestead for 1 year. It's a great offer but we can only take it if we find someone able and willing to keep this place running. We have to get to know and trust you will be able to run things as well as we do, so this arrangement will start off as a live in roommate type of deal. For the first couple of months we get know you as you get to know the homestead and its routines. Once were both comfortable with the situation we will pack our bags and leave everything we own and have worked so long for in your hands for a year. We will continue to fund the homestead from the road so all you have to worry about is the actual physical work required to keep our plants and animals happy. This is not a paid position but room and board is included and we can set up a profit share system to give you a little income if your willing to make sales to the public both here on site and at local farmers markets. The right person for this position is going to be someone who not only doesn't mind hard work but also has a interest in homesteading. This has to be a life style your interested in and want to learn about for this to work. If your just looking for free rent in trade for a little hard work this probably isn't going to work for you because it's a lot of work and if your not enjoying the experience and gaining usefull knowhow your actually interested in from this experience then its probably going to be more work than the housing is worth to you. But if you looking to start your own homestead one day and like this kinda life style then the experience and knowledge gained is priceless to you and the hard work isn't a factor at all. we have plenty of knowledge and experience with most everything homesteading related. we have been living off grid running our 40 acer homestead for the better part of a decade. started with raw land and built it up to a decent size homestead with 30 heads of various livestock, green houses, huggle beds raised beds hydroponics aquaponics 2 miles of terrace for growing fruit trees on a mountain side and alot more. we developed several homestead side hustles that made us just enough for us to monthly costs and personal Bill's so that we could stay full time. unfortunately we were forced to leave that homestead site after we upgraded our power systems over to solar with a Lithium battery bank. 5 month after install the Lithium batteries had a undetectable short that caused them to fail and pretty much leveled the homestead in 5 minutes flat. were now in a new location grid tied and on the blacktop this majes all the side hustles so much easier! but we definitely miss the off grid homestead. we have implemented alot of the off gridsystems like power generation to the new property to add some redundancy to the grid tied house. were planning to put in all the permaculture techniques and systems we had got up and running at the old homestead like juggle beds and hydroponics swelks and terraceing but that takes time so were still working on it but already have that hands on knowledge and experience of doing it all once b4 so if your interested in off grid systems we will still have those or at least the knowledge required to make those properly. so if this sounds like you please PM us for more information. happy homesteading and thank you for reading everyone please enjoy the pictures of the new homestead brloe BTW checkout our Facebook page to see pictures and get know what we do
It's sort of like Scout badges but for homesteading and permaculture skills. If you look below my signature, you'll see that I've got more than 20 "Badge bits", enough for the first level in Oddball, and if you hover over the rest, it will tell you other areas where I've earned a few.
If a permie replies and expresses an interest in your offer, those icons will give you an idea of things they've done and to what level they've mastered them.
I hope you find someone to manage your land and animal. I can imagine it's a scary thought leaving them like that, but I expect that at least with modern communication aides, you'll be able to help them bounce ideas around if a problem arises.