Caretaker position

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Tierra Soul needs a Caretaker

Hi There,
We are the Arias Clan (Mama, Papa and two little ones). We run a small B&Bee (no breakfast but we do have bees!) in the inner North Portland area (just off Mississippi Ave.) We offer visitors a unique experience in Portland DIY urban farming and creative culture. We are doily free and full of funk. We are looking for an eager, energetic and warm person to take over daily operations of our family business while we take a sabbatical year (maybe abroad) and focus our attention on building the Farm-School branch of our project. You would keep the magic alive while we are away. We want you to be as autonomous as possible. Make guests happy. Keep things looking great and we will leave you to work your magic. Of course, we are not abandoning the farm, but inviting you into our Village. We expect to collaborate and continue to infuse the farm with our family spirit as well as incorporate your talents and weave your story into our mission.

Duties include:

~ warmly welcome and orient guests
~ clean & organize
~ turn rooms
~ some cooking
~ gardening and harvesting
~ general maintenance of the site
~ live on-site year round
~ answer phones
~ manage cash and square purchases
~ become acquainted with Portland’s food and farming culture
~ manage and order supplies
~ be passionate about sustainability, food and farming
~ be open hearted and bright spirited
~ cool with cleaning toilets and making a LOT of beds (you’ll find a rhythm)
~ be happy to pay attention to details
~ love creating magical spaces and special ambiance
~ know how to apologize and solve problems
~ ready to take feedback and learn
~ manage volunteers and interns (a few)
~ independent (you will be working on your own)
~ PR & marketing for our Lazy-Lady Living program
~ writing and editing blog Zine articles
~ maintain and update wordpress site
~ knowledge of photoshop a plus
~ manage social media (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter)

Move-in and start date is ASAP
Hours are 15 hours/week at $12/hr to be paid in barter via furnished room including all utilities & internet. Includes 2 weeks vacation time (between Dec. 1 and February 28th) Contract is for a minimum of one year with possible renewal. We will train you in Permaculture and Traditional Foods principles in your first 3 months on the job. This is a fun job where you get to live in the hip and fun Mississippi Ave. district and an old character farmhouse. You will meet interesting creative people from around the country and globe. We are a niche guesthouse and have been featured in Paula Magazine,The Guardian, The Washington Post and on the TV show Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern.
Learn more about us here:

If you are interested in joining our Clan please respond to the following questions via our contact page:

Please do not call us before submitting your answers.

~ What is your name and contact information
~ Why do you want to work with Tierra Soul Urban Farm & Guesthouse?
~ What can you contribute to our Revolution?
~ Tell us about a dream you have…
~ What is your favorite Portland restaurant and why?
~ What are your favorite things to do/see in Portland?
~ Do you have any experience in the service/hospitality industry?
~ Do you have any experience in cleaning?
~ Tell us about your food/farming/gardening experience.

Application Deadline: open until filled

You will not hear from us unless we ask you for an interview. We just have too many applications to respond to everyone. We are grateful for you interest.

Blessings, we look forward to hearing from you!

The Arias Clan




Instagram feels @tierrasoulvillagefarm