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Tucson
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4.5 acres
Persons: 1 or 2 if couple
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 26513
Region: Southwest

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Last Updated: May 18, 2020

My husband Tim and I moved out to our place in the desert in January 2008 along with our many plants. It was soon after we arrived that I got re-introduced to the miracle Moringa tree and began growing them. One thing led to another and our company was born. We have continued to grow our little farm to what it is today. We have an orchard with about 50 fruit and nut trees, an enclosed veggie garden area that is protected from wildlife, several growing structures (greenhouses in winter and shade structures in summer), and lots of projects to become more self sustainable, including solar energy production, etc.

We endeavor to provide a vast range of experiences for someone, and to offer a well balanced variety of activities that allows someone to learn as well as to contribute. As our business continues to grow, as well as the natural shift in focus / priorities that happens from season to season, our needs at various times also shift. Our most immediate need at the moment is getting help with some light office work - helping to package and label products, making copies of literature we include with every order, processing orders, and some related data entry / bookkeeping.

And as time allows, if interested we welcome help with growing moringa trees and other organic produce, as well as various projects we have around the farm.

There are always so many things to do on our farm. This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about cutting edge technologies, growing one's own food, and learning new things.

To give a bit more detail . . . in addition to helping with outdoor projects, we can always use help with some light office work, such as making copies, helping to package products, processing orders and doing related data entry / bookkeeping and even website work if someone has the interest and inclination. This will help to free us up to spend more time on the phone with our customers.

Other projects for those who want to balance some office time with outdoor work include assisting in the maintenance of our gardens (this includes, planting, watering, weeding, harvesting), and of course helping to eat the fruits of our labor!

If you are passionate about healthy living, growing your own food, and being part of a project that is inspiring others to do the same, this might be the place for you. If you are mature, responsible, self-motivated and interested in learning, as well as sharing with us what you know, you would fit in very well here.

My husband Tim and I enjoy the vegetarian lifestyle and clean healthy living. We do not require that helpers also be vegetarian, but we do request that anyone who work with us be at least 21 years old and not smoke or use recreational drugs. Work is 20 hours per week. We are flexible with the schedule, so you can work according to your own rhythm, and the rhythm of the weather.

We have two friendly dogs, Emma and Bear, and we welcome helpers with well behaved dogs.

We are in the Sonoran Desert about 30 minutes from downtown Tucson, in a quiet little neighborhood where everyone has acreage and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. We offer room and board, with the living space being a cute little camper that has its own kitchen area, bathroom, bed and eating area. We also have Wifi, DirecTV, a DVD player and an extensive library for your entertainment. The living space is climate controlled to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. We'd be happy to send pics of our accommodations upon request. You are on your own for preparing your own food, and we make sure you eat what you like and have plenty to eat. We have laundry facilities, and a bath house where you can take hot showers and baths. And you are welcome to enjoy our structured water pool, and of course drink as much of our amazing structured water as you like. We are a healthy oasis in the desert!

There are many activities to enjoy in the Tucson area, with the University of Arizona downtown, and lots of recreation areas for hiking and enjoying the great outdoors and unique habitat of the Sonoran Desert. We make runs into town regularly for grocery shopping etc., and Tucson also has a very good public transit system for exploring the area on your own.

All the best,

Victoria

reviews (16)
Helper: Alison and Jeremy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: July 26, 2019
This was our first helpx experience and it couldn't have been a better start ... view complete review

Helper: Melanie Loser Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 29, 2018
I spent ten wonderful days in October at the kokopelli farm of Victoria and T... view complete review

Helper: Vincent vincent Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 17, 2018
This was my first experience with Helpx. I really like it, Tim and Victor... view complete review

Helper: Vicki Mueller Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: March 14, 2018
This was my first experience with Helpx and Tim and Victoria are amazing host... view complete review

Helper: Stephanie Joy and Huzefa Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Philippines Date: March 6, 2018
Stephanie: It was a wonderful experience working with Victoria and Tim and e... view complete review

Helper: Joaquin Pesqueira Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: January 2, 2018
Thank you, thank you, thank you Tim and Victoria! Tim's cooking is really del... view complete review

Helper: Mallory Glick Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: July 20, 2017
I stayed with Victoria and Tim this past September for 2 months and had such ... view complete review

Helper: Magda Pocobiej Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Poland Date: April 2, 2017
Victoria and Tim are the best hosts - they are flexible, open, go out of thei... view complete review

Helper: Chantal Chopin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 12, 2016
I stayed for a whole month with Victoria and Tim and this was my first helpX ... view complete review

Helper: Abigail Randall Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: September 16, 2016
We had a great experience at Victoria and Tims Moringa farm. They are fun and... view complete review

Helper: David and Sonia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: May 14, 2016
We stayed a total of 5 months with Tim and Victoria. They are without doubt ... view complete review

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Helper: Mathew pinnock Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: May 11, 2016
Victoria and Tim were amazing hosts, very nice people. they were very flexibl... view complete review

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Helper: Kim Davies Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: April 4, 2016
This was my second stay with Tim and Victoria, overall I think I stayed about... view complete review

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Helper: Robert Jensen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: January 9, 2016
I just finished a two and a half month stay with Tim and Victoria and I can't... view complete review

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Helper: Kim Davies Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: December 1, 2015
I stayed with Tim and Victoria for just over a month and loved it. There is p... view complete review

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Helper: Oliver and Joseph Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: July 17, 2014
The circumstances, the time and the way we met with Victoria and Tim were ind... view complete review

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