Work Exchange

January 25, 2017: We’re now accepting applications for the 2017 season. We look forward to hearing from you!

CLICK HERE for a Critter specific application, and email it to

Before applying, please look over the details on the position you’re applying for. This year, we’ve got two:

Whatever you’re here for, know that flexibility, ruggedness, and the ability to chill are critical. It’s important to understand that ours is a highly fluid work scene where work and play are constantly intertwined. You may find yourself swinging a hammer one moment, and then wrangling sheep or securing a neighbor’s roof the next. Ideally you will be someone who doesn’t take life too seriously, but knows how to get some serious work done when due.

As a Critter Work Exchanger, the following will be expected of you:

  • Work 20-35 hours per week (see description of work below)
  • Cook once per week (we’re all sun and fire!)
  • Help with odd tasks as they arise (could include childcare, garden work, wrangling livestock, hauling water, helping neighbors, etc.)
  • Maintain healthy, active communication
  • Be easy going, reliable, hardworking, emotionally honest, passionate about sustainability

And we’ll provide you with the following:

  • An engaging social scene that fuses off grid living with cooperation and fun
  • A valuable and interesting work experience where you can gain hard skills linked with sustainability
  • Food– 3 meals a day, 7 days a week. Meals in town, extra goodies on the side, and alcohol are not covered
  • Lodging– In the form of a tent platform. Other lodging may be available but is not included.
  • Basic amenities– Outhouse, showers, sinks, coin operated laundry, internet
  • Miscellaneous extras– Swimming pond, Dancing Rabbit Common House, library, 280 acres of timber and prairie with trails, common bikes, etc.

We’re eager to see your application!

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Critter Work Exchanges Now Available

We’re pleased to announce we are officially taking applications for summer 2017 Critter work exchange. We’ve got a big summer ahead of us and are interested in hosting folks who are interested in experiencing life as Critters. Come help us scurry around the barnyard and build our timbered nests.

We have two positions open — building and homestead/childcare. You can read details about each at our Work Exchange tab above. Looking forward to hearing from you!


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