I was just introduced to Permies.com and I am pumped about finding this awesome community. I moved to Charlotte about a year ago and I would like to transition to somewhere near the Asheville area. I am hoping to find work in the area of farming, gardening, animal husbandry, carpentry or some other trade skill.
I am working part time for 10$ an hour and it simply isn't enough. I have come to a point in my life where I want to enjoy my day to day work and at the same time have enough to cover bills and savings. I spend my weekends traveling to the Tryon NC area to help out a couple on their property. Picking pastures, feeding pigs and horses, landscaping, building projects, misc projects, whatever needs to be done. I find that I really enjoy it for some reason and I am looking to spend more time working like this.
I am not looking for an ideal / picture perfect situation just trying to see what is out there.
Any suggestions of people or businesses to contact?
I have attached my resume and added this link to provide a bit more information that isn't covered in the resume
If you can't find "permanent" jobs, try listing your abilities, per hour desired wage, and your cell phone number at local business bulletin boards (Post offices, grocery stores, convenience stores, and hardware stores sometimes have bulletin boards for community postings). Good Luck!
Diego Footer on Permaculture Based Homesteads - from the Eat Your Dirt Summit