Homestead Springs Farm is 80 acres of pasture and wooded land in Northeast Oregon at the edge of the beautiful Grande Ronde Valley. We are surrounded by the Blue and Wallowa Mountains with the Eagle Cap and Elkhorn Wilderness Areas nearby. There is great day hiking, backpacking, fishing and camping throughout the area. We are a couple in our mid-50’s, artist and farmer, working from home. We maintain a non-smoking, drug free environment.
Fencing--Brush out an existing fence line then repair, replace and add field fencing as needed. We will train.
Room and board in exchange for 20 hours of work per week.
Lodging & Food
Off grid cabin, very private. Refundable $100 cleaning deposit required.
Share the kitchen, laundry and shower at the main house.
Internet available at the main house, no TV.
We eat a simple diet of homegrown, grass fed meats and garden vegetables. Chemical-free. We offer 3 meals per day and encourage communal use of the kitchen.
Work/stay opportunities available Fall 2017 and beginning again Spring 2018. We are flexible regarding length of stay.
Qualities for a good fit:
Good work ethic
Ability to work independently
Great communication skills
Respectful in a cooperative living situation
Single or couple welcome
Because we are a working farm we prefer no pets but will consider on a case by case basis
We are a working farm. We raise kunekune pigs, katahdin sheep, poultry and livestock guardian dogs. During your free time there will be ample opportunity to help with the farm and learn about the animals and permaculture if you wish. Or use your free time to play in the great outdoors.
Live and work on the farm while you explore what NE Oregon has to offer!
Hello, 32yo single male Eric, very interested about building my own Homestead, but I have little prior experience. I've been looking for a homestead to get my feet wet and find out what I'm getting into. Currently I'm doing brush clean up from the Hurricane Irene down here in Florida. I'm not shy to hard labor, nor am I addicted to any drugs or any kind of smoking instruments.
A bit of history about me, I grew up from an early age on my parents horse ranch but I had little to do with the farm and more to do with technology. I'm at a point now to where I'm unhappy with technology and more happy as a hard-working individual. I want to learn, create, and expand my horizons for myself and for my future family.
Location: NE Oregon
posted 1 year ago
Hi Eric, Thanks for your response, I will message you.
Hi! My name is Tierney Lister and I’m from Orlando, Florida. I am single and very interested in the spring position 2018. I am keen on learning about permaculture and hope to own land someday or live in a community. I am a hard worker with mostly kitchen working experience. I am a trained pastry chef and have been predominately working in that field. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text me anytime at 4097897742 this opportunity sounds very ideal and I would love to help out.
Location: NE Oregon
posted 11 months ago
Hi Tierney, Thanks for getting in touch. I'll send you a message.