We live off-grid and have 30 beautiful acres in the Pine Ridge Forest in NW Nebraska. Our land borders 1800 acres of Public Land so there is plenty of hiking, biking and exploring. We are a couple in our 50’s and all of our kids have left the nest. About 20 years ago we left our good paying jobs  because we had a vision of living more sustainable, responsible, and freer lives. We are now self-employed and work in the renewable energy industry. There is always a lot of work to do on the homestead, but we are also laid back and know that life is short and you need to enjoy it while you can. We try to live in the moment as much as possible. We are open-minded and accepting of others beliefs and lifestyle choices. 

We are looking for someone interested in helping out on our homestead, which seems to always be a work in progress. Male, female, or a couple would be fine, but must have a desire to work and learn, and be able to deal with the lifestyle and different weather conditions. We need help with basic homesteading chores like gardening, harvesting, and processing food, collecting and splitting wood, animal care, construction, and other various projects. You can also learn about solar and wind as well.

Work in exchange for a place to stay and help yourself to the garden. There are plenty of places to camp primitively with beautiful views, or if our camper is available you can stay there. It is about 200 square feet, retro-fitted with a wood stove for heating, composting toilet, heat your own bucket shower or use our outdoor solar shower in the summer. The camper has its own mini-solar set up for basic electrical needs. Would be good for a single person or a couple.

As far as length of stay, we would have to give it a week or two to see how we get along. If we are a good fit for each other, we could talk about a longer type of situation.

Let us know if you’re interested!

Be well 



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4 Responses to “Looking for help on our off-grid homestead”

  1. Eric

    Would love the opportunity just let me no and my fa.ily and I are on our way to help out with whatever you need.

  2. gary19797

    well i know its getting late in the season and that winter will be here soon but if your still looking for help im looking for work . a place to lay my head under the stars is all ive ever dreamed of i grew up on a farm as well with my nearest neighbor 3 miles from me and only moved away from that life stay when i joined the army at 21 and that was nearly 10 years ago ..the lfie if city were its jsut about getting ahead of the other person instead of stopping and helping those to live and survive not only physically bit as well persoanlly and growth within . .

    may peace and well being with all of you

  3. Andrew

    I am tired of the hustle and bustle of the business world, currently because of everything going on i have lost the one thing i thought would sustain (my job). I am able to sustain however financially. I have ALWAYS been interested in off grid primitive living. I have been giving serious thought to building a tiny home or living off the grid as much as possible. I am very interested in your article, I can DEF work and have lots of knowledge to share since i grew up on a farm most of m life. Let me know if you are interested. I also have a GF that may like to come with me on my journey that has many skills making things and gardening

    • Lisa

      Hey Andrew, just sent you an email. Hope to hear from you!

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