As I am considering doing such I would like to here others experiences with inviting someone to live on their farm. I would like to hear the good and bad, what worked and what didn't. Also interested in what the arrangements were, pay/compensation, work/trade, living arrangement?
I have 4+ acres with a mobile home 12 miles from my farm. I am considering offering it to someone who would be interested in running a small homestead on the property and maybe we could help each other. Before taking that plunge though I want to get some input from those who have already tried such a thing. I did own several rental properties in the past, and I am aware of some of societies less than stellar tenants. I am aware of how to protect myself legally, I don't see that as being a long term problem.
I would suggest you check out WWOOF USA, Wwoofing has been around for over 40 years doing exactly what you are looking for.
They can answer all you questions, at least on this subject. www.wwoofusa.org
I use wwoof and with a good application it's been great. You do have to feed wwoofers. If you're interested in seeing my application, send me a purple moosage with your email address. You might ask different questions than I do but the concept is good. Many puerile don't even fill out the application and red flags stand out on some that do.
If I was making a long term agreement I'd want at least a trial period and maybe a contract/lease