Work/trade for tiny house parking outside of Asheville, NC

Free long term tiny house/skoolie/RV/van parking and utilities in exchange for carpentry work outside of Asheville, NC

mature grape vines

We have a 1.9 acre piece of property that is 30 miles west of Asheville, NC, known for its vibrant art and music scene, unique restaurants, locally owned shops and of course, the breweries! The property is also 11 miles from historic downtown Waynesville and 10 miles from Maggie Valley, just on the other side of the mountain from the Cataloochee Ski Area, and close to hiking trails, waterfalls, Lake Junaluska and the beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains. The 11.5 mile Hemphill Bald Loop with its sweeping views is right at the top of our mountain.

three kinds of apples

The property has a rushing creek and an abundant spring with a 500 gallon spring box for drinking water. There are mature apple trees and grape vines. It is mostly gently sloping and flat in some areas. There is a 100 year old 700 square foot house on the property that needs to be renovated, and we would like to do this as historically accurate as possible. Most of the original interior materials are still there, including heart pine floors. We have a tiny house on wheels, and we will be placing a second off grid 10×14 tiny cabin on the property which will need to be finished, including insulation, interior walls and floors.


We are looking for a carpenter with references and photos of their work. If you built your own tiny house, you are our ideal person. We need someone that is skilled in using recycled materials, such as pallet wood and old barn wood.

The work we need completed is as follows in order of importance:

Bear proof compost and garbage bins

Flooring and walls of 10×14 cabin

Enclosure for outdoor shower

Garden border fencing

Patio arbor (attached to the 10×14 cabin, I will be growing grape vines on this)

Decorative property border fencing along the road

Wood shed

Small, primitive open goat barn

Deck for guest tent set up

Main house renovation – floors, walls, kitchen cabinets, etc.

example of primitive barn made with pallet wood

We are offering free parking, springwater, wifi and electric, and we are open to discussing the number of hours per month worked in exchange for this. You can do the hours on the weekends, or whenever you wish, so as not to interfere with a job or school. There may be periods of time where you are doing no work at all due to lack of funds or supplies. If you like to garden, you can have your own garden space, and/or we would be happy to share fruit and veggies with you (once we have some!). We would prefer someone to stay longer term, possibly two years if everyone is happy. Bonus if you have gardening, farming, tractor, permaculture, solar/alternative energy, aquaculture or natural building skills!

large open sunny gardening area

Singles, couples, roomies, children and well behaved (translation, will not eat my chickens!) pets and farm animals of any kind are welcome.

You can read all about us on our blog at! 🙂

Contact Lisa if you are interested!

2 thoughts on “Work/trade for tiny house parking outside of Asheville, NC

  1. I m your man! I built a tiny home on wheels and we are currently living in our skoolie! I can do all the things you need and it sounds like a fun challenge with the house! I am Brandon Campbell from Panama City. Currently we are in Raleigh area heading to Asheville today!

    • Hi, Brandon!! Thanks for your comment and interest! I see that you have emailed us too. I will get back to you later today 😄

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