Homesteading renter wanted for 40-acre farm in Dover, DE
Posted: Thu, February 13, 2020
$600/month plus care of chickens and shared vegetables from the garden Dover, DE land
Looking for a person or couple with gardening experience to start a small organic garden and care for chickens. Tiny house accommodations are provided. Property has high-speed internet via Verizon Fios. Could work well alongside freelance/work from home-type employment. Advanced carpentry skills would be a plus.
Rent is $600/month plus care of chickens and shared vegetables from the garden.
Rent could be subsidized by building projects (e.g., treehouse or another tiny house for the property), as well as occasional vegetarian cooking.
You will be the only person/people on the property the majority of the time. A good match for this opportunity is a person or couple who is familiar with the peace and solitude of country living, is interested in small-scale farming, is fairly ambitious, enjoys self-directed projects, doesn’t smoke, and is very responsible.
The farm is about 80 miles from Philadelphia and 50 miles from Rehoboth Beach. Family and close friends would be welcome to visit. The property has a mix of woodland, wetland, agricultural fields, and ponds, with catch-and-release fishing in 1 of the 3 ponds. No hunting or guns are permitted on the property.
You must already have or be willing to purchase health insurance. Although the farm is not a particularly dangerous place, we know accidents can happen and we want you to be taken care of should you get hurt on or off the farm. We cannot be responsible for your health care costs.
If you’re interested in this opportunity and think you would be a good fit, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It would be helpful for you to provide:
1. A letter of introduction telling us about yourself, why you think you would be a good fit for the farm living and homesteading opportunity, your interests, dreams, and aspirations.
2. A resume including demographics (name, phone number, age, address, email), educational background, accomplishments, jobs, and travels. List any particular skills you may have whether or not you think they may be helpful on the farm.
3. A photo, or photos, would be nice. Not that we care what you look like, but that will allow us to match a face with your letter. We are entirely open to all ethnicities and orientations.
4. References are not required upfront, but if we proceed through the process and meet with you on the farm we will also want to talk with a few individuals with whom you have lived and worked.