Goat House Farm has one 50/30amp or 110 site exchange position open for a couple or singles for Summer 2019 (with possibility to extend) and Summer and beyond 2020. Situated in a rural area of Tallahassee on Lake Talquin, we are surrounded by the beautiful Lake Talquin State Forest and Apalachicola National Forest. Great fishing and hiking trails and beautiful sunsets! We are also less than an hour from beaches, Tate’s Hell State Forest, and Wakulla Springs. The farm is about 20 miles from Florida State University.
We have over 30 goats, one hog, and chickens.
Work is twenty hours a week. Some weeks may be less and some a little more to balance out. You will be responsible for tracking your time (we lose track of it a lot around here). Hours are flexible, but should include morning or evening hours for barn chores. Work includes feeding goats, mucking barns, weeding and harvesting, general repair work, and basic farm chores. We also host tent campers and have two rental cabins, so assistance ensuring guests have a pleasant stay is appreciated. This may involve turning units as guests checkout, cleaning bath house and common areas, and laundering linens. Attention to detail is key!
No experience necessary, but a good attitude and a love of animals, outdoors, and the farm life is absolutely required. Must have an open mind, be adaptable to changing routines, and work well with others. In addition to the owner, we try to have three or three workcampers (couples or singles). We work hard to build a sense of community around here and want our workcampers to feel staying here is not just a job, but a place to call home for a while!
We provide electric, water, wifi, laundry, kayaks, fresh eggs, and a share of the harvest (we don’t eat our animals though!). One site has cable. Breakfast included on most weekends. You are also welcome to join our goat yoga classes at no cost! We do not have sewer available – perfect opportunity for composting toilets, otherwise you will need to tote to our onsite septic. Gray water dumping is fine, but you must use environmentally friendly products.
A few things of note:
♦ No children, please, and well behaved dogs allowed only at specific sites, so check to see that we have that available.
♦ We are located at the end of a bumpy 3/4 mile dirt road with only some patches cemented. (Not the photo to the right, that is our driveway!) The road is prone to flooding during multiple days of rain. We’ve never had problems getting rigs in, though it is slow going, but want to make sure folks know about the road.
♦ Vandwellers and tenters welcome. We have a bath house with a compost toilet and hot shower and an outdoor kitchen area.
♦ This is Florida! Winters are mild, spring and fall are beautiful, summer is hot (averaging 93 in June) and August is usually wet!
♦ Minimum stay of one month with a two week notice for departure.
References required. Please fill out the form below or email a cover letter telling us about yourself, your rig size, and a list of references to melissa@goathousefarm.
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