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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): .81
Persons: 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 40638
Region: Southwest

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Last Updated: December 31, 2018

Creek-side private picnic/campground hideaway available in South Austin TX.

This is a CAMPGROUND: no room or RV involved

Bring a tent and gear to be comfortable.

I have 2 acres on a secret and secluded little street 5 miles due South of the capitol of TX and even closer (2.5) to the very hip SoCo area (Continental Club, Jo’s Coffee, Guero’s Taco Bar, Jovitas and lots more). We have a large organic garden, 3 cats, 11 chickens and 7 sweet mini goats here at my little and funky ‘farmette’ right on Williamson Creek and next to a huge wooded greenbelt with a quiet and unused nature trail.

We are not a ‘traditional’ farm here; more of an an ‘unintentional’ urban community/campground, with a few permanent residents, some vacation rentals, and a bit of helper/camper folks coming and going. You may find this to be a good ‘in town’ exchange situation if you would like to explore Austin TX as we are right here in the city.

Lots of remodeling and cleanup chaos here (this great place was neglected 30+ yrs. before we got it and needs some love) but also lots of pretty and secluded nature. Projects include help with the garden, on-going creek/flood cleanup, land clearing to make space for camp-sites, gardens and gathering spaces, and general tidying and landscaping. Some light carpentry and painting too depending on skills you bring to the table. 2-6hrs ‘help’ per day would be appreciated. Length of stay depends on how well we like each other (usually 2 weeks max.). Everyone here speaks English only.

It is a short walk to the bus stop and historic Hills Cafe and Austin Bergstrom Airport is 9 easy highway miles away.

Rustic outdoor (hot) shower/kitchen/privy. Some groceries and shared meals may be available from time to time but mostly folks are on their own. No kids or pets please. **FREE AND CLEAR ZONE** Fragrance free body care and laundry soap products here only. BYO Tent or rent/borrow one from me. No wild or excessive partying. NO SMOKING INSIDE OR OUT FOR MANY REASONS! Can’t wait to meet you!

-Jim O’ (Did I mention rustic?)

(Did I mention No Smoking?)

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