Hello, my name is Joseph and I'm currently living outside S. Louis MO. I'm looking for a work exchange situation and have a myriad of skills to offer. I'm 40 years old and have done everything from being the assistant to the president of a company to being a doorman at a 3:00 am bar. I recently have stopped working as a freelance audio/lighting tech for concerts and events and before that I was a shop manager and main system tech for a audio production company while I also did some freelance work for the lighting company that shared a warehouse with the audio company I worked for. I also have worked as a jack of all trades and have excellent problem solving skills and learn very fast with a willpower and work ethic that everyone I have worked for has told me they have not experienced before. I'm a vegetarian mostly vegan not religious at all and I'm a very laidback individual that doesn't like possessions and doesn't need much to be happy. My ideal situation would be to help someone out on a organic farm or budding eco village in exchange for a place to stay and food while learning more about farming, permaculture and living off the grid with some day maybe being able to build my own little place on the land. I would like to find people who are caring and not selfish and wanting to live a happy and enjoyable life away from all the distractions of the modern day world. I have a little money saved, not a lot due to some unfortunate circumstances over the last year. I'm a open book so I'm more than happy to go into anything about myself if anyone has any questions. I would love to be a part of something that was helping this world instead of destroying it and I'm open to anything that will allow me to be involved in such a endeavor. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, please don't let the sound of my email address throw you off it was a knick name given to me a long time ago because I was a kind of daredevil when I was younger and messed with and built motorcycles. I can assure you I'm a very nice person with a kind heart. I look forward to any feedback or offers, thank you for your time and consideration. I'm open to relocating anywhere that can accommodate.
we are open to hosting folks here in western north carolina, but only during the warm months. we have an RV for wwoofers to stay in, but during the cold months our home is just too small for everyone to be hanging out in all the time. if you're still looking (or anyone for that matter) drop us an email later in the year, we usually open up shop sometime in april. For our own protection we do have folks fill out an application and send a ton of information about ourselves, what we provide and what we expect out of guests, that way there are no surprises. We're pretty laid back too, but have to be a little choosy due to some bad previous experiences with drifters.
anyhow, just sharing the information and pass it along if you wish. We are registered through wwoof as well as have a farm facebook account, Ajila Ama Farm
Ajila Ama Farm Western North Carolina
posted 6 years ago
Thank you very much for the reply and I will keep it in mind. I totally understand about screening and would be more than happy to give you multiple references. Thank you again for the reply and will contact you in a couple of months if I'm still looking.
We are a certified organic orchard & farm in south central VA. We are at the final stages of completing a "guest house" across the drive from our house (super comfy backing up to a pond). I will complete my PDC within a month with Andrew Mollison, use many permaculture techniques and expanding our orchard to more of a food forest with loads of perennial herbs & fruits. We also grow in hoops, propagate berries and herbs etc. We have a ton going on here and are looking for someone to join us in mid Jan. We too do a good amount of talking with future guests as times are really tough for some folks and drifters, as it was properly put, are many. Our farm is in a very rural area, middle of a forest on a small river and it's a soulful peaceful place. Please p.m. us and I'll happily provide all the wonderful details about what we're doing, where we going etc. I look forward to hearing from you. Below is my snapshot plan for our orchard expansion. We aren't vegetarians, but respect that choice.
thanks and good luck with your quest!
Hi Joseph, just noticed your post, don't know how I missed it as you are not too far off from where I am and I think it best if a person already want to be where they are going. This place is much more rural than stl, of course, about 3 hrs away, in Shannon county mo. I have 32 acres, partly wooded and partly sort of open, which I am just starting to convert to a food forest. I've only been here a few months so there is a lot to do, and room for your own input. it is not off the grid, or even very far off a main road, but is out of sight of that road and even mostly hidden from the gravel rural county rd it is on.
i'd like to have an intentional community of sorts at some point, but one with very few rules, mostly to keep things permaculture and organic.
I'll be in the stl area for the weekend, if you'd like to consider meeting, write to me. i'm easy to find if you look around this site. steven
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