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Annapolis
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 17
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 28202
Region: West

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Last Updated: March 3, 2020

We are a homestead living as sustainably as possible in northern California. We are an acupuncturist and a Tai Chi Teacher and had our own theater company in the past. We produce much of our own food with a garden and farm animals (goats, ducks, and chickens at the moment). We are located in a 40 acre parcel of forest with redwood, douglas fir, madrone and tanoak. We use wood for heat, solar panels for electric and have our own water from an underground well. We use Biodynamic Agriculture practices on our land. A car is helpful but not required. By public transportation it is possible to get within a 20 minute drive where we can pick you up. We are 20 minutes drive from the ocean and 30 minutes from the nearest town. If you do not have your own car you will spend most of your visit on the homestead. There is a swimming hole and redwood preserve a one hour walk away. We have walking trails throughout our own forest. Private lodging is provided in two RV's, one for sleeping and one for cooking. We provide simple, organic omnivore ingredients and guests will cook most of their own meals. We will have an occasional communal meal including usually a pizza night cooked in our outdoor wood fired oven. Guests are also invited to join us once a week for tea and meditation. Current projects include garden and building maintenance projects and animal care. We expect the standard helpx exchange of a minimum 4 hours work a day in exchange for room and board. We have dogs and a cat so cannot take pets or children. We suggest a one week stay unless you have your own car, but a longer stay is possible. Please no smoking! We are in an area of fire danger.

reviews (11)
Helper: Michele Renee Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: August 22, 2019
A stay at Melinda and Karls had me wishing Id put my efforts into off the g... view complete review

Helper: David Nelson Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: August 21, 2019
Melinda and Karl have created a haven of peace amongst the redwoods, and I ha... view complete review

Helper: Alix Trompette Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 3, 2019
I went to melinda&carl's homestead during 2 weeks1/2 and it was soooooo coooo... view complete review

Helper: Iveta and Jason Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Slovakia Date: February 25, 2018
We have stayed with Mellinda and Karl in February 2018 for about 10 days and ... view complete review

Helper: Paul Gubernachuk Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: March 12, 2016
I spent two weeks on Melinda and Karl's farm in October 2015, at the same tim... view complete review

Helper: Erica and Joshua Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: October 19, 2015
We stayed with Melinda and Karl for two weeks during the month of October. Ou... view complete review

Helper: Mathilde and Gael Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 26, 2015
One of the best helpX experience that we did since two years of travelling !!... view complete review

Helper: Alice and Pierre Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 14, 2015
We spent two weeks in the Melinda and Karl farm and it was too short! We real... view complete review

Helper: Megan Roberts Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: February 23, 2015
I stayed with Melinda and Karl for just under two weeks with my partner. We h... view complete review

Helper: Hannah and Andrew Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ireland Date: November 8, 2014
We had a great experience staying with Melinda and Karl. They were amazing ho... view complete review

Helper: Alyson and Joseph Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: July 26, 2014
We stayed in a camper provided by Karl and Melinda, at their homestead for tw... view complete review

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