Be a part of our off-grid farm community as we develop the means for global ecological sustainability!
Off-grid farm community – We are 12 people who share communally in the daily life of running an off-grid organic farm as a viable demonstration that a fulfilling life is possible with negligible fossil fuel. We share housing, income, meals, and support each other in all aspects of our farm and sustainable technology research and development.
The number of volunteers we can host depends on the time of year and what kind of accommodations they are comfortable with.
What type of host are you? 🏡
What are you looking for help with?
- Babysitting 👩🍼
- Charity Work/Fundraising 💰
- Cleaning 🧹
- Computer/Web 💻
- Teaching/Language Exchange 🧑🏫
- Farming/Gardening 🌿🐄
- Film-Making 🎥
- General Help 💁♀️
- Marketing 📈
- Writing ✏
- Research 🔬
What’s the mission of your community? 🎯
We are looking for volunteers interested in supporting our mission to develop and promote sustainability technology for the health of the planet.
Volunteers age restrictions 🔞
We can host volunteers of all ages (senior volunteers and minors are welcome) 💪
Volunteers with disabilities ♿
Our lifestyle and physical location could be a limiting factor for some disabilities. We are very open to discussing this with anyone to determine compatibility.
How many volunteers could you host? 🎎
Other (specify in the general info)
When would you need volunteers? 📅
May through December
How many hours of help per day? ⏱
6 hours of help per day
How many days of help per week? 🌒
5 days per week – 2 days off
Note about the volunteer work and other expectations 📝
We usually ask for a commitment of three to six months from our volunteers. Volunteers work 35-40 hours a week in exchange for room and board. Ideally, a visit is arranged for a few days beforehand to decide if it’s the right fit.
We want volunteers who share our goals of developing and promoting environmental sustainability on a global level, and who wish to work earnestly towards that goal. We have lots of projects going on: we’re fully energy self-sufficient at the residential level, and working to spread our DC Microgrid model far and wide. We’re improving our cooking and farm-grown fuel for small machines. When we’re not doing technology development work, we are farming, and growing and processing both food and seeds. In other words, we’re really busy people!
Are accommodation and food included? 🏠🍜
Yes, we offer food and accommodation
What type of accommodation can you provide? 🏕
- Dormitory/shared rooms 🛌
- Private Room 🔑
- Private room for a couple 🎎
- Tent 🎪
Diet – nutrition information 🥗🥤
Our dietary preferences vary, but we mostly serve vegan food, food, with occasional dairy, and rarely meat.
Fees transparency 🆓🔍
VISA – could you provide Visa support/info/invitation letters? 🛂
Maybe. We can help with an invitation letter if the candidate has good qualifications. 💁♀️
Volunteers’ benefits 🏆🏅
We believe the biggest benefits for volunteers is the opportunity to learn about sustainable off-grid living, to contribute to the movement of keeping our planet viable through sustainable technology, and to participate in a communal lifestyle.
What to do in the free time 🚴🚣🦒
Biking, hiking, music.
Our 120 acres are slightly hilly, mostly forested, but solar cleared right around our farmhouse. Although we are just a few miles from small town Louisa, we are buffered with forest and are 1/2 mile from the road, so it feels remote. Summer months can be hot, in the high 80s and less so in the low 90s.
How to get to your site ✈ 🗺
Public transportation to Charlottesville VA is the best way for us to help you finish the last leg of your trip to our rural farm. We encourage people to avoid air travel because of its carbon-intensive environmental impact.
Is there internet access? 🌐
Yes, but not very strong.
CONTACT DETAILS 🔍📧
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