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Area (ha): 2
Persons: 7
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 37982
Region: South

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Last Updated: October 14, 2019

Help a family with disabilities to maintain a 5 acre homestead in Savannah, GA and improve a tiny farm on a bridgeless Island.

There is a wide choice of help you can provide dependent on the weather, the season, your interests and your skills

I have hired a landscape architect to do a permaculture design for our five acres, and an architect to design our new heated water therapy room. The design phase has ended and there may be construction by the time you arrive. It has been a slow process of transforming my home into something sustainable and self supporting.

My Savannah home has several bedrooms and bathrooms which I may ask you to share with other guests. My tiny farm has tiny buildings with a shared bath, flush toilet, and camp kitchen. There is also one converted travel trailer with a humanure toilet system and an outdoor shower.

I do not host people who use tobacco products of any kind and who consume excessive amounts of alcohol. Absolutely no illegal activity, such as marijuana possession, cell phone use while driving, drinking and driving, and, no porn on my net.

I am early to bed, early to rise, so you will also need to do the same.

It is a rare pet owner who fits in here. It has been done successfully, but it has also been a disaster, with trusted family pets rushing the door to chase my cats, or pulling free of a leash to maul my chickens.

Anytime two strangers interact, there is an opportunity for cultural exchange. Here in Savannah I provide history and culture of the English and Spanish settlement of SE coastal USA, and Georgia's pirate past. I also offer hands on experience in the US efforts to develop sustainable agriculture and living. I will tell you stories of my travels and lives and hope you will do the same. My husband is diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome and has a progressive neurological disorder and hearing loss, so we do things quite differently here. I welcome your questions about how different (and difficult) it is to live in this way.

reviews (6)
Helper: Jocelyne Bque Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: February 26, 2018
I spent three weeks with RJ and Bruce Vinson, my hosts in Savannah. What a wo... view complete review

Helper: Dale Bonk Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: November 23, 2017
I just finished a wonderful two-week stay with RJ and Bruce. It was my first... view complete review

Helper: Chlo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 12, 2017
I spent an amazing week with RJ & Bruce and it was to fast! They are very... view complete review

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Helper: Annika Hock Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: June 12, 2016
I stayed with RJ and Bruce just for a couple of days in June, and I'm so glad... view complete review

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Helper: Thomas Lee Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: February 9, 2016
I stayed at RJ and Bruce place 4 days and enjoyed it very much. Both RJ and ... view complete review

Helper: Sonja and Kenneth Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: January 20, 2016
We had a great couple of months with Bruce and RJ this fall/winter, and look ... view complete review

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