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Try Suburban Homesteading

Try Suburban Homesteading

Duration:1.5 hours total
Includes:Food and equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I am a suburban farmer and homesteader. I come from a family of suburbanites and married into a family of suburbanites- and yet I have built a farm in the middle of the suburbs all around us. We have a nearly 500 square foot organic vegetable garden, several fruit trees, and laying hens. In our latest addition to our suburban farm, we have added honeybees. I have attended several "bee-schools"…
Lauren
Lauren
Lauren
Lauren

What we’ll do

We'll meet at our home in Portsmouth, a colonial farmhouse nearly 300 years old on 1.5 acres. From there, we will tour the surrounding gardens and speak about intensive backyard suburban gardening- from home composting solutions to square foot gardening to the best low-work methods for turning lawn into garden. We will demonstrate how it is possible to grow a significant amount of your families…

What else you should know

If you have bee allergies PLEASE message me before booking. Certain tours may be able to occur without the bee-element. I am an emergency department nurse but would like to avoid using those skills at home on the farm!

What I’ll provide

Breakfast
6 farm fresh organic eggs to-go
Safety equipment
Beekeeping protective clothing

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing
  • Responsible interactions

    All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

  • Caring expert hosts

    Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.

  • Diverse animals

    Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.

Where you'll be

Our home is in Portsmouth, RI, and it is surrounded by a combination of newer suburban homes and antique New England farms. 300+ year old stone walls run throughout the property and it is surrounded by mature evergreens and rhododendrons.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

If you have bee allergies PLEASE message me before booking. Certain tours may be able to occur without the bee-element. I am an emergency department nurse but would like to avoid using those skills at home on the farm!
Lauren
Try Suburban Homesteading
New experience
$40/person
New experience
$40/person