Current Opening: April 2021 and Beyond
Goat House Farm has two 50/30amp or 110 site exchange positions open for a couple or singles. 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 guest prep and barn chores.
Work includes feeding goats (and milking if you like!), mucking barns, general repair work, and basic farm chores. We also host tent campers and have two rental cabins and two glamping tents, so assistance ensuring guests have a pleasant stay is needed. 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. If you are just looking for a place to stay and not passionate about farm life, this isn’t the place for you. We can’t stress that enough-farm life is not as glamorous as seen on tv! Must have an open mind, be adaptable to changing routines, and work well with others. In addition to the owner, we try to have two 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, kayak, fresh eggs, and a share of the harvest when growing (we don’t eat our animals though!). Breakfast included on most Saturdays. 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! We have bugs.
♦ Minimum stay of three months 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.
Feel free to email if you have questions!