Anyone fancy helping me out on a selfsufficience & forrestry project?

  • transient

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    Jan 24, 2016 11:11 PM GMT
    Theres a link here to my helpX profile......you get to experience life&work with me, learn skills in exchange for bed & board:

    http://www.helpx.net/host.asp?hostid=18666&network=3&status=updated

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    Jan 24, 2016 11:29 PM GMT
    I wish... looks amazing. Never heard of helpX either; glad you posted.

    Good luck!
  • transient

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    Jan 29, 2016 7:26 PM GMT
    Thanks for the reply, not many people are aware of it.

    Its an excellent way to experience a different life and take a thousand steps in another mans shoes.

    Currently I am planting beans,preparing land for potatoes, building more logstores& inside/outside storage.....as well as managing my goats&Forrest.

    It needs 20 men working.....but I will get there on my own,or with whatever help the universe will provide me with.x
  • transient

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    Jan 29, 2016 7:30 PM GMT
    Here's a bit more info on my project:

    [url]http://www.garconjon.com/2015/10/garconjon-meets-mikail-uptown.html?m=1


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    Jan 29, 2016 7:42 PM GMT
    I have tried such arrangements before. Typically, they just hole up in their room and smoke pot. Or if they do go outside and try to "help," it takes more of my time to clean up the messes that they make than is saved in labor costs. Then there are issues of workers comp, accident insurance, BOLI inspections, OSHA inspections...
  • transient

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    Jan 30, 2016 10:53 AM GMT
    HelpX volunteers are encouraged to have personal insurance since its a voluntary exchange, people have to be self aware.

    Thanks for your reply, its a shame you don't see any positives in sharing your life,skills,time&food with new people.

    Workers compensation&liability don't come as part of a free exchange.

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    Jan 30, 2016 7:54 PM GMT
    transient saidHelpX volunteers are encouraged to have personal insurance since its a voluntary exchange, people have to be self aware.

    Thanks for your reply, its a shame you don't see any positives in sharing your life,skills,time&food with new people.

    Workers compensation&liability don't come as part of a free exchange.



    ...and suddenly I realize how fortunate I am to not be able to afford trips like this. Live and learn, I guess.
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    Jan 30, 2016 10:01 PM GMT
    This sounds like a hell of an adventure. But if you only serve vegetarian food, "taking care of the pig" for me would be something you probably didn't intend.
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    Jan 30, 2016 10:04 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidI have tried such arrangements before. Typically, they just hole up in their room and smoke pot. Or if they do go outside and try to "help," it takes more of my time to clean up the messes that they make than is saved in labor costs. Then there are issues of workers comp, accident insurance, BOLI inspections, OSHA inspections...


    Yeah, but every once in a while there is that delicious hot tub "thang."
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    Jan 31, 2016 12:26 AM GMT
    transient saidHelpX volunteers are encouraged to have personal insurance since its a voluntary exchange, people have to be self aware.

    Thanks for your reply, its a shame you don't see any positives in sharing your life,skills,time&food with new people.

    Workers compensation&liability don't come as part of a free exchange.


    Sounds like an interesting experience offered (liked the discussion/photos on the website.) If I lived in continental Europe, I might take up the offer.

    As to "Workers compensation & liability insurance, OSHA inspections.." etc, one just can't get away from those in the States - they are legal requirements, and the USA is a very legalistic place (I would have thought the EU would now also be.)
  • transient

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    Mar 23, 2016 10:29 AM GMT
    Just bumping this thread up.



    If anyone's interested in helping, I'm building some timberframe one room houses for guest accommodation.

    I could do with some help!

  • transient

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    Jun 13, 2016 6:37 PM GMT
    More barefaced self promotion, I'm sorry!

    Just wanted to bump this up again and see if there's as anyone looking for adventure.

    Iv got 3 lads coming tomorrow for a weeks volunteering so expecting to be very productive.


    Got lots of projects on would be good to get some more help!
  • transient

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    Jun 16, 2016 7:53 PM GMT
    Ha ha....good questions!

    Normally people using HelpX are travelling between places as part of a trip. I never had someone come specifically for my project.....more as a series of projects to pass through and gain experience.

    My lifestyle and work is physically demanding and I generally only take people who are 'in shape' so to speak.

    It doesnt matter what experience you have or don't have, if your physical capable and are able I'm happy to take you.

    At the end if the day it's about exchanging skills - I will teach you self sufficient gardening, forest management, goat herding, how to build in stone etc. There's no expectation of your skills, just the willingness to develop and learn.

    This goes both ways. I am always on the look out for volunteers that have skills I want to gain too.

    If someone decides they don't want to stay or help anymore there are many options out. Firstly the exchange is based on bed&board swapped for work.

    If you don't want to work, the accomodation is available for rental as one example.

    Also 'work' can be very loose.....if someone was to cook my evening meal and clean my kitchen I would be happy with this exchange. This would allow me to focus on work and be much more productive, I would be cool with that.

    I also have loads of friends living close by that have a multitude of different projects. If a volunteer decided they didn't want to continue here, I am in a great possition to find them a more suitable place to be.


    So, what's stoping you?