Have ever dreamed of living in harmony with nature in a supportive community setting? That’s just what Wildwoods Community Farm has set out to create in central North Carolina.

It’s a permaculture tiny house village, home to several DIY homes and volunteer accommodations. Neighbors include free-range chickens and ducks, as well as the passionate farm manager, Brandon.

When we met him, two years ago, he was preparing for a busy Spring of permaculture design and land work.

Community Manager, Brandon

Wildwoods Community Farm is a gathering place for connecting to the land, fostering friendships with neighbors, and a source for natural, fresh food. Located on 4 acres in Chapel Hill, NC the space is a community farm, botanical garden, and animal sanctuary with opportunities to live and work on the farm during the growing season in farm apprentice programs. The farm also offers in-depth learning through internships, farm classes, woofing and more!

https://youtu.be/JNMA_SXAaRk

During our stay at Wildwoods, Brandon gave us a tour of his charming 16’ tiny house on wheels that he built with his Dad. When he left for a period of international travel,  he turned it into an Airbnb rental.

Currently, Brandon lives next door in a lovely 12′ wide shed conversion tiny home.

He is incredibly thoughtful about everything he does, and permaculture is his passion. This shines through in the community tour in the video above. Further, Brandon provides insight into the making of the community farm. And of course, it takes much hard work.

As he points outs, essential components include the right ingredients, from soil management to engaged residents. Also, extra sets of hands make a big difference.

Wildwoods welcomes WWOOFers, interns, and volunteers from the local area to contribute and learn about permaculture concepts. Temporary farmhands can stay on-site in one of the several shed conversion tiny houses.

Additionally, they are now welcoming beginner farmers to their tiny home community to live on-site while they learn. Truly a fantastic opportunity for the right person!

Want to experience the community in-person?

Sign up to volunteer here, contact them about tiny house parking, or book a night’s stay in Brandon’s tiny house on wheels.

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Alexis Stephens

My partner, Christian and I are nomadic tiny house dwellers. Together we've been traveling for four years for our documentary and community education project, Tiny House Expedition. We live, breathe, dream the tiny home community every day—our true passion. During our travels, we visited 30+ different kinds of tiny home communities. It's been wonderful experiencing this inspiring movement in such an intimate way, and we are happy to be able to share our exploration with all of you.

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