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Homestead near Corvallis, OR looking for Work-Taders/Goat tenders  RSS feed

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Location: Philomath, OR
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I live at a homestead in near Corvallis with an owner who is a luddite, but is seeking worktraders so I'm posting for her. We're looking for one person right now.

The owner has rabbits, chickens, and goats that she needs help with asap. She's getting older and eventually wants to hand the farm off to people who can handle all the chores here and the first step to that is living here for a while and having that work really well for everyone.

The main worktrade would be doing chores with the owner, especially milking four goats once daily. I'm not sure on the amount of worktrade per month, you'd have to work with the owner on that. She is interested in teaching cheesemaking as well. She is nice and easy to get along with.

The farm is in the foothills of the Coast range, about 15 miles from Corvallis. The owner would prefer if people who live at the farm don't have a job in town or commute daily. You'd be living in the house with the owner with you're own bedroom and sharing a kitchen.

A non-tobacco smoker is a requirement due to Tobacco Mosaic Virus. No dogs. Cats negotiable (there's several cats here already).

What's the farm like? There's fruit trees, big gardens, willow for baskets, bamboo stands, pastures, big stands of doug firs/forest, a creek, large greenhouse, sauna, a pond, etc. It's a great and beautiful place to live.

Who am I? I'm 38 yo guy who's really experienced with homesteading. I'm doing worktrade in the 1/4 ac garden for my rent (and could use some help!). I'm planting out tons of starts, watering, weeding, etc. On my own time I do "earth skills" like making: buckskin, sheep hides, bark tan leather, bows, etc. I also live with a 28 yo guy who loves doing earth skills too, and will be doing worktrade as well.

If you're interested the first step is messaging me and telling me what your experience level is (like with goats) and what you're interested in doing here. Then I'll send you our address so you can write a letter to the owner. And then we'll go from there. We look forward to hearing from you!
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