Located in the foothills of the Appalacian Mountains. Mostly wooded 40 acres with a beautiful stream and pond for swimming. Some land has been cleared for agriculture but this is more of a homesteading experience than strictly agricultural. In addition to gardening this is an opportunity to learn how to drive a tractor, harvest mushrooms, bake bread, use a chainsaw, paint a mural, build a house, help install a microhydro electrical system, cooking, canning and freezing, surveying, etc. etc. Your artistic contributions can also go toward covering room and board.
Facilities for visitors vary from; a room in a shared house, rustic living in a 19th century one room schoolhouse, an "A" frame tiny house or camping. Short term visitors are welcome with camping available and possible work for meals. Long term folks are asked to work 25 hours/week for room and meals. Total numbers of visitors at any one time will be in the 1 to 4 range. "Quickie" trial visits can be arranged.
Nearest town is 7 miles away with cultural centers (Asheville, Boone, Winston Salem) being 1 to 1 1/2 hours away. Rides to town can be worked out but, for the most part, transportation is up to you.
Food is laissez faire vegetarian. Well behaved children and pets are a possibility.
English and some Spanish spoken. Owner has lived in intentional communities and traveled extensively, particularly in Latin America.
Here is a link to a video made by a helper; summer 2017