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W. Hopkinton
All Year: Seasonal
Area (ha): 2.4
Persons: 2+
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 10972
Region: New England

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Last Updated: November 18, 2018

My husband and I own 6 a acre farmhouse (of which only 1/2 acre is cultivated) in a rural community outside of Concord NH. We have a small organic herb and vegetable garden and sell our produce at a stand in front our house. We have guests from all over the world who stay in one of our 3 vacant bedrooms through Airbnb, and a campsite through Hipcamp. Also, Rick began a solar design and installation business few years ago and it is just starting to take off!
We have a variety of needs and would love to find one or two people to help us with any of our ongoing projects like; organic gardening, solar installation, marketing and website design and maintenance, making up guest rooms and upkeep of the campground for out wearied travelers, ongoing repair projects, maintaining the hot tub and fire pit for guests, cooking and general cleaning, and selling Christmas trees from November to December 25th.
As you can see, we have many projects going all at once, but we highly encourage our helpers to take the time off to explore and enjoy the area!!
Our property is located along the Contoocok river where you can swim and explore by canoe or paddleboard (safety training first). We live next to a state park (Elm Brook Park) - explore the trails and enjoy the day swimming and more. We are 15 minutes from Mt. Kearsarge and 25 from Mt. Sunapee, and the ocean, the White Mountains, Vermont and Boston are about an hour away by car or bus.
Our town is rural but the capital of New Hampshire, Concord, is 15 minutes away where you have access to shopping and cultural events.
You will be sleeping in one of our 3 vacant bedrooms in our 1790 farmhouse where we also have 1-2 bedrooms reserved for Airbnb guests.
We would like a commitment of at least 3-4 weeks or more but are willing to be flexible if the right person(s) comes along.
You may be required to cook your meals with the food we will happily provide if the need arises. Also, if you are a solo traveler, you may need to share the room with another helper.
This is our 7th year using volunteers and we really enjoy it. We look forward to meeting you!!!

reviews (18)
Helper: Holden Nakamura Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: November 18, 2018
Great times here! The stay here was during a transitional period after the bu... view complete review

Helper: Craig Combes Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: May 31, 2018
Patti and Rick are wonderful people and they live in a beautiful place. The f... view complete review

Helper: Heather jo Drees Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: December 16, 2015
I stayed with Rick and Patti for about 10 days at the beginning of December a... view complete review

Helper: Kyle Uyehara Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: September 14, 2015
Rick and Patti were the first hosts to welcome me in my headlong excursion in... view complete review

Helper: Kristy and Emmily Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: February 6, 2015
Although we have both done a lot of volunteering in the past, this was our fi... view complete review

Helper: Morgan Davis Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: August 16, 2014
Visiting Breakwind Farm greatly exceeded any expectations I could have hoped ... view complete review

Helper: Cheryl Pratt Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: May 27, 2014
Rick and Patti are generous, considerate, interesting people who are busy wit... view complete review

Helper: Tammy W Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: February 20, 2014
This farm was my first HelpX, so I was unsure of what to expect. Rick and Pat... view complete review

Helper: Steven and Glenda Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: November 28, 2013
We had the pleasure of staying at Breakwind Farm with Patti and Rick for the ... view complete review

Helper: Debbie and Ian Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: October 2, 2013
A great place, as everyone else has already said. Warm and genuine hospitali... view complete review

Helper: Pat Foltz Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: August 21, 2013
I have to add my praise for Patti and Rick to the growing list of helpers tel... view complete review

Helper: Socrates Colindres Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: July 15, 2013
The couple made my helpx experience a memorable one. The multitude of knowle... view complete review

Helper: Marie Hardt Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: June 12, 2013
I spent 3 weeks here with Patti and Rick The farm is in a beautiful location... view complete review

Helper: Mark and Jenny Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: September 21, 2012
We spent 2,5 weeks here and we had a great time. Not only are Patti and Rick ... view complete review

Helper: Hannah and Scot Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: August 6, 2012
After spending a month here with Patti and Rick, we knew that they ranked amo... view complete review

Helper: Fiona Shaw Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: May 2, 2012
I stayed with Patti and Rick for ten days last September and had a great time... view complete review

Helper: Adán Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: September 12, 2011
I'm sure I won't be able to express how they are and how much I've enjoyed wi... view complete review

Helper: Kevin He Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: June 23, 2011
I cann't speak English very well, so i hope this poem could describe how i fe... view complete review

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