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Goats & Alpaca-From Pasture to Product

Santa Margarita, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Tina

3 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

NOTE: WE ARE COVID COMPLIANT. ALL GUESTS MUST WEAR MASKS AND WE WILL STAY SOCIALLY DISTANT. THE EXPERIENCE WILL BE OUTDOORS.
Your experience begins with a tour of our farm. You'll get up close and personal with our 2 Livestock Guardian Dogs who will greet you upon your arrival. Then it's into the pastures to meet and feed treats to our people-friendly Nubian goats, alpacas, heritage-breed turkeys, Merino sheep, and trained mini pigs.
After the farm tour, guests will take a goat-milk soap making class. Then we'll felt our soap with our alpaca fiber and Merino sheep wool.
Other things to note
Please wear farm-appropriate attire. Closed-toe shoes that you don't mind getting dirty are a must! Sunscreen is recommended. Note: Since this experience is held entirely outdoors, it is subject to cancellation during winter months due to inclement weather.
NOTE: WE ARE COVID COMPLIANT. ALL GUESTS MUST WEAR MASKS AND WE WILL STAY SOCIALLY DISTANT. THE EXPERIENCE WILL BE OUTDOORS.
Your experience begins with a tour of our farm. You'll get up close and personal with our 2 Livestock Guardian Dogs who will greet you upon your arrival. Then it's into the pastures to meet and feed treats to our people-friendly Nubian goats, alpacas, heritage-breed turkeys, Merino sheep, and trained mini pigs.

Tina's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Cheeses/crackers and fresh organic fruit bowl (We can accommodate gluten-fr...
  • Drinks
    non-alcoholic beverages
  • Equipment
    Class participants take home a felted-soap creation.
From $75
/ person
Mon, Jan 18
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Join 3 other guests
$75 per person
$75 per person
Sun, Jan 31
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$75 per person
$75 per person
Availability for this experience is rare.

Meet your host, Tina

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 40 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have been raising Nubian dairy goats and alpacas for 12 years. As a retired teacher and school principal, I am experienced in teaching new skills. I enjoy educating others in humane animal husbandry and opening our little farm to others.
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Responsible interactions

All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

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Diverse animals

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

Where you'll be

Your experience takes place on our 10 acre farm in rural Santa Margarita. Classes are conducted on our beautiful umbrella-covered patio.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 40 reviews.

Jerod
January 2021
Amazing experience for animal lovers. Tina and her husband have a unique property and a deep affection for their many animals. From our greeting by Lars and Rosie (the dogs) to the soap making class, my family was smiling from ear-to-ear. So glad we did this experience!
Amazing experience for animal lovers. Tina and her husband have a unique property and a deep affection for their many animals. From our greeting by Lars and Rosie (the dogs) to the…
Jessica
December 2020
Lovely afternoon spent meeting and feeding the wonderful animals on Tina's farm. We watched her make goat milk soap and enjoyed felting our own bar of soap. The homemade goat cheese was delicious
Michael
December 2020
We wanted to interact with locals and the land of the Central Coast, and that's what we got. We appreciated how open Tina was with the animals and activities at Giving Tree Farm, and most importantly, the hands-on experiences. We also noted the humor and hospitality of her husband, Dave, and the undeniable friendliness of their three dogs. As usual, it's the people — more than the places — that we end up remembering most about our travels ... and in this case, their pets as well :)
We wanted to interact with locals and the land of the Central Coast, and that's what we got. We appreciated how open Tina was with the animals and activities at Giving Tree Farm, a…
Rachel
December 2020
This is our first offline Airbnb experience and it was perfect. Tina was great at communication before and during the experience. They took Covid seriously and practiced enhanced hygiene and social distance standards. We shared the experience with another lovely couple. It went great from the first moment when Tina and her super sweet dogs greeted us. We went on to feed goats, alpacas and pigs, learned about how they raised turkeys, chickens and guineafowls... Tina showed us how to make soap with goat milk and we tried our hands at making felt soap - something I never thought I’d do but it was super fun and therapeutic. It was amazing to see how Tina and her husband David did everything themselves on the farm, from building the pastures, raising the animals, to making cheese and so much more. The farm is authentic, sustainable and great fun to visit. Highly recommend!
This is our first offline Airbnb experience and it was perfect. Tina was great at communication before and during the experience. They took Covid seriously and practiced enhanced…
Alicia
December 2020
We loved our experience with Tina. We missed a few turns and arrived a few minutes late and Tina and David were very gracious about it. All of the animals are clearly loved and well cared for, and it was so fun to feed the alpacas, goats, and piggies. It was fascinating to hear the story of how Tina, David, and the family arrived on the farm, and we loved hearing about how each of the animals has its own “job” on the farm. Tina also puts her skills as an educator to great use during the soap making/felting demonstration as it was fun, informative, and she was encouraging. Loved our time there.
We loved our experience with Tina. We missed a few turns and arrived a few minutes late and Tina and David were very gracious about it. All of the animals are clearly loved and wel…
Dan
December 2020
We arrived a bit early and Tina was there waiting for us (we are a family of four with school-age children). After a warm greeting, and brief history we had a really fun time meeting the alpacas, goats, pigs, and other animals on the farm. We had lots of questions and it was clear that Tina loved the animals so much that she really enjoyed taking the time to answer them all. Not long into our visit, we all felt like family. We loved learning about soap-making and while we already knew a bit about felt-making, we were excited to learn to make felt around soap - a fun project that would make a great gift. Tina is the kind of person we feel like we would want to keep in touch with. PS, for those concerned/interested/worried, we felt that the farm's Covid protocol was thoughtfully considered and adhered to.
We arrived a bit early and Tina was there waiting for us (we are a family of four with school-age children). After a warm greeting, and brief history we had a really fun time meeti…

Choose from available dates

2 available
  • Mon, Jan 18
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Join 3 other guests
    $75 per person
  • Sun, Jan 31
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $75 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Wear closed-toe, sturdy shoes