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Rogue River
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 20
Persons: 1-3
Category: Other
Host ID: 55685
Region: West

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Last Updated: June 23, 2019

We have a 50 acre farm, mostly organic. We have horses, cows, kunekune pigs, rabbits, chickens and ducks. In addition to breeding horses, We run a hay business and a sawmill. Our equipment is mostly vintage, no electronics. We are currently building outbuildings, using as much of our milled wood as possible, putting up fences and reconditioning our fields.

This summer, we have puppies!! We raise English Short Legged Jack Russell Terriers. We spend a lot of time with our puppies and do our best to prepare them for their forever homes. We also have piglets and ducklings this summer.

We are offering a work exchange for 1 week to 4 months, 5 hours per day, one day off a week. We are flexible with times and days. The kind of work depends on your interests, for example, working with the horses, working in the garden/ orchard, helping with the sawmill, driving a tractor, helping with equipment maintenance and repair.
Your experience level isn`t as important as a positive attitude and a willingness to help and learn, we can teach you the details. Riding horses to equipment repair and everything in between, we love to share our knowledge and experiences.

Our property is a work in process, which is why we need helpxers! About 5 acres of the 50 is basically a junkyard. We are working towards cleaning it all up, but there`s so many other things to do, that progress is slow. I mention this because a few of our helpxers have been pretty shocked by the junkyard. Thankfully most of them have not minded and been such a joy to have around. Most of the property is beautiful and we have direct access to hiking trails and lots of places to ride the horses.

We have hosted some incredible helpers thus far!! Jen spent a lot of time with our horses and did a fantastic job of cleaning and reorganizing our tack trailer. Lukas helped a lot with the animals, the pigs especially Butterscotch, loved him. He also was a great help to Mike, running our hay equipment and me painting. Romane and Raphael rode our horses, helped with our seemingly never ending hay season, and more painting they are a great team and work extremely well together.
We feel we have made lifelong friends with all our helpers and hope that they visit us again!!
We live in a rural area, with lots of great hiking and riding trails. We are about 45 minutes to an hour from Medford and Grants Pass.

reviews (6)
Helper: Lisa Becher Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: June 22, 2019
I stayed at Jo and Mikeís place for a month and then even came back for anoth... view complete review

Helper: Vicky Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Russia Date: October 11, 2018
I've spent a bit over a month at Jo and Mike's place and loved every minute! ... view complete review

Helper: Adam Shannon Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: July 5, 2018
I had an awesome time staying and helping out at Jo and Mike`s place. We work... view complete review

Helper: Lukas Wollenweber Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: September 5, 2017
After travelling to Japan, Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands with a... view complete review

Helper: RaphaŽl and Romane Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 30, 2017
We spent one month at Jo and Mike's amazing farm, and we will never forget th... view complete review

Helper: Jennifer GOUIX Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 22, 2017
YI spent almost two weeks in the Mike & Jo's farm and they miss me so much al... view complete review

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