Whelp, despite my self-insistence that I am not the "cross-country road trip type", it looks as though I will be embarking on just that, a long and arduous drive across this beautiful continent. My best friend, and the entire reason for this journey, Matt will be alongside me. As will his beautiful, and dog loving pup Daughty. I am sure if you are at all like Matt or I, the idea of spending six days straight in a hatchback with a dog makes your skin crawl. Heck, my skin is nearly walking. But alas, there is hope! And it is you who bring it!
I am posting this in the hopes that some of you may know of a farm, homestead, natural building site, or permaculture school or two that could use four hands attached to two healthy twenty-somethings for a day or two next month. Possibly in exchange for a warm meal and a bed, a place to park the car and a place to pitch the tent. Heck, you might even operate one of those fantastical places! If you either of those sentences apply to you, I ask that you don't hesitate to post a reply here and fill me in. If not, you may know of a "must see" location that we may enjoy paying a visit to. Whether that be a beautiful state park to stay the night, ancient stone building, or permaculture library.
A little bit about the trip:
-We will be starting our drive in Maine and ending it in sunny Southern California.
-The starting date will likely be around the 12th of March and we don't mind arriving at the end of the month, if we find enough places to keep us busy.
-Matt is a pescetarian and I am a vegan who has a soft spot for homestead eggs and a curiosity in roadkill.
-Matt is interested in natural building, black smithing, ceramics, woodworking, and goats.
-I am interested in permaculture, rice cultivation, cooking in general (but more specificaly: macrobiotics, Korean, Japanese, and fermentation), raising chickens, and wool processing.
Thank you all so much for taking the time to read this. I look forward to hearing your responses.