WorkcamperPart-time La Lomita posted 2 months ago
Work camping on a private wildlife ranch
We have an opportunity starting mid September and ending mid December for a couple or individual to work on a private bird preserve in the Kerrville, Texas area.
- Full hookups. electric (50 amp -121 volt), soft water, with free washer/dryer usage will be provided in return for no more than 20 hours of work per week.
- There is no cable TV but there is a clear view for satellite service.
- Cell phone and wireless cell card reception is very good for Verizon and AT&T.
- The term of the position is three to six months.
- You will not have to deal with the public.
- We will provide contact information for our former and current work campers when a position offer is made.
The small ranch consists of some farmable land, a flowing stream with a pond and wooded hills. There is no stock on the ranch but wildlife abounds with deer, boar and turkey being a few examples. There are many species of birds, with the thrust of the management plan focused on increasing the numbers and variety. Opportunities for hiking, birding, wildlife viewing, picnicking and relaxing under the large oak trees are inviting. There is a small house on the ranch which is occupied about 20 days per year by the owner’s family or guests, usually during April and October.
Work duties will include some lawn maintenance and a very small amount of light housekeeping.
Other time will be divided among bird counts, nest box maintenance, fire ant control, replenishing feeders and other light work. There might be an occasional visiting RV (non-paying guest or owner) but normally you will be on the ranch alone to enjoy it as your private home. There are neighbors as near as 100 yards from the site. The setting is private but it is not isolated. Your regular presence on the ranch will provide an element of security, thus we require that you utilize the RV site that we provide. Because of this requirement, we will not issue a 1099 to you for the value of the site.
You must be a self starter as supervision will be quite limited. For the most part, you will be expected to set your own hours and plan your own tasks. It is possible that we could mutually plan reasonable periods for you to be away if you choose.
Located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Kerrville is nine miles from the ranch and boasts full shopping facilities, including a Super WalMart, Lowes, Home Depot, major supermarkets, numerous restaurants, a large medical center as well as a VA hospital.