Laytonville Ecovillage 2017 Work Trade Opportunities
Thanks for your interest in work trade at the Laytonville Ecovillage! The following description covers the basics for work trade responsibilities, expectations, and accommodations. Please review carefully. We require a minimum of one month but will consider exceptions.
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Work trade involves fifteen hours of work a week in exchange for living on ten acres of beautiful Mendocino County land. We sometimes have weekend workshops scheduled in the summer and you are allowed to participate as part of your work-trade if enough students enroll.
We are a small but growing community and 2017 is a big year for prospective buyers and investors. We hope to see new long-term ecovillagers coming on-board. The size of the community will depend on who shows up for work-trade, internships, and buyers/investors. Long-term work trade opportunities will be considered this year as the community grows.
You will be sharing the land with the residents of the Laytonville Ecovillage.
Work trade tasks include the following:
- General cleaning and organizing.
- Assisting in various permaculture and natural building projects.
- Making supply runs to town.
- Brush clearing and trail maintenance.
- Maintaining campgrounds.
- Assisting with various construction projects.
- Mowing, watering, and tending to lawn, landscapes and gardens.
- Making dump/recycling runs.
- Orienting in-coming students and new work-traders.
- Answering and directing phone calls for the Laytonville Ecovillage
- Assorted tasks as needed.
Most tasks are light impact. You will not be expected to exceed your physical limits. You will not have to work in poison oak if you’re sensitive but there is a lot of poison oak on the land—if you’re highly sensitive please note this in your application.
If you have any particular skills and talents to offer as part of your work trade please let us know. We’d love it if someone could build a chicken tractor this year!
Accommodations include use of outdoor kitchen, solar and on-demand showers, common areas, Wi-Fi. Sleeping accommodations are currently limited to tent camping. We can provide you with a comfortable tent if you don’t have one. You’re welcome to bring a trailer or RV.
Please note that Laytonville Ecovillage is taking only serious inquiries for our Work Trade opportunity. Before applying, be sure you are motivated, available and ready to commit to a program such as we offer.
To apply for Work Trade opportunities, download this PDF application form. Using Acrobat Reader, fill out the fields in the form. IMPORTANT: After completing the form, “Save As” the pdf to your computer, renaming it “LEVwork-trade2017_YourName.pdf” and email it as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Work Trade Application.” Applications can also be printed and mailed to Dan Antonioli, P.O. Box 914, Laytonville 95454. We will respond within two to three weeks.
For more information or to arrange a visit, email Dan at email@example.com or call: 707-984-6536.