Yearning for some fresh air and off-grid sunshine? Tired of the traffic and congestion? Not afraid to get dirt under your fingernails and venture out into the wild? Wnt to leanr off-grid techniques?  Then continue reading :)

We (myself, husband, young child and one on the way) live completely off-grid in N. CA (Trinity County). Our property is surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of acres of national forest and for several months out of the year we get snowed in (ie: if we need to make contact with the outside world we have to snow shoe out 12+ miles to the nearest plowed road). We are currently looking for interns for late spring through early fall (minimum two week commitment). Meals/snacks are provided. We are self-sufficient, raising/growing our own food, building our own shelter(s), setting up our hydroelectric system, etc. We are listed on the website wwoofusa.org (stands for world wide opportunity on organic farms) where you can read a detailed description on who were are, our homestead and what we can offer you (and what we expect in return). On that site our location is listed as Broken Snowshoe Ranch. This year one of our main focus is to build a new structure for our interns/guest. Our canvas tents w/ wooden frames collapsed under the extreme amount of snow we received this past winter; unfortunately that means that, until the structure is built, we do not have living quarters for visitors/interns, but we can provide a tent. Building this structure will involve falling trees (ie: using chain saws), milling up the wood, constructing it using various tools/heavy duty machinery and various construction methods (alternative and conventional) etc. This is in addition to our on-going homestead husbandry: gardening (planting, weeding), livestock care, hyrdroelectric maintenance, firewood gathering for next winter, etc.

My husband taught Wilderness Survival at Humboldt State and I spent several years living in Yosemite National Forest and was a wilderness first responder. He’s been living out here for 12 years, me for 7.

 

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to get a taste of off-grid lifestyle. Please note that we will primarily be taking folks that are set up with the website wwoofusa.org (which requires a minimum 5$ fee for a year-long membership). Feel free to Comment me with any questions!

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