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Moravian Falls
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 15
Persons: 4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 10718
Region: South

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Last Updated: February 24, 2020

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

reviews (5)
Helper: Jenna Upchurch Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: December 5, 2017
What can I say about my very first HelpX experience.. Well, it was certainly ... view complete review

Helper: Aleksei iarovoi Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Russia Date: July 31, 2017
I was there for approximately one month, and I got more experience than I exp... view complete review

Helper: Camille Pagenaud Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Reunion Date: December 28, 2016
I stayed just one week at Tom's place, but I would have like to stay longer !... view complete review

Helper: Hannah Gelb Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: May 10, 2015
My first HelpX stay was at the Napping Institute, and I had a wonderful exper... view complete review

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From: United States Date: October 28, 2014
I spent 3 weeks at the Blue Ridge Napping Institute, and couldn't have asked ... view complete review

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