Young couple seeking 2 year homestead lease/housesitting arrangement


Land Seeker Description

Would you like to take an extended leave from your homestead and know that while you are away your home is in good hands? I am a farmer and my partner is a Dr of Naturopathic Medicine. We plan on living in the greater Portland area for about another two years before potentially moving closer to family. We have all the essential skills, ability and level of responsibility to care for a home, livestock, garden and general property maintenance. We embrace living close to the land and find great fulfillment in nurturing life and caring for our surroundings. We are open to lease for labor, lease for cash or a blend of both.

What features of the property are essential?

Within 30 minutes driving distance from NW Portland. House that is in good repair. Already here or permission to have chickens, goats, ducks, geese, rabbits, garden.

Describe your farming experience

I have been involved in agriculture since childhood. Diary, pigs, chickens, goats, sheep, ducks, geese, gardening, butchering, sawmill. On my own I have managed small scale beef and dairy herd and large scale corn, soy, sorghum, cover crops.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

Maintain and improve small holding on behalf of the owner in exchange for lease. We hope to keep a garden, milking goats and other livestock for our own consumption and sharing with friends.

What are your long term goals

Continued study and development of the practices of biodynamic agriculture and other esoteric technologies and applying them to production scaled farms.

Describe your housing needs

2 bedroom, 1-2 bath with a kitchen and living room.

What will you do as a farmer to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for everyone on your farm and in your community?

I maintain ethics of open engagement to all humans.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
North Willamette Valley, Portland Area, Neighboring States

Acreage desired:
1 - 5 acres

Seeking land access by:
August 1, 2023

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Bees, Berries, Dairy, Flowers, Goats, Herbs, Hogs, Mushrooms, Pasture, Poultry, Rabbits, Vegetables, Other

Interested in these business arrangements:
Lease for cash, Lease for trade, Partnership, Other

Interested in these growing practices:
Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Dry Farming, Season Extension, Conventional, 7

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
July 23, 2023

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