Literacy & Cultural Exchange

Stonewood Plantation, located in the heart of Cajun and Creole country of Southwest Louisiana, is both old & new (built in the late 1890’s & then we started new in 2006). Surrounded by established farm and ranch lands, we are building a rural cultural and educational center based on permaculture & “transitional community”-oriented ideas and energy. We have some very interesting repurposed buildings on our 5 acres of land, including an historic agricultural plantation. We also have a renovated horse barn and South Louisiana’s premiere underground honky tonk called The Whirlybird. We list on Airbnb, VRBO and TripAdvisor and we use our property for cultural and educational functions.

We are looking for hard-working and fun-loving adults to help us develop our unique corner of the world into a special place to promote health and vitality through sustainable projects and cultural programs. We speak English, but are open to smiles, grunts and hand signs.
If you’d like to come and work with us, check out our educational-cultural-work-exchange profiles below.


Check out the short video below of an interview that Christy and I did in Tutty’s Annex, The Whirlybird with the WWOOF-USA ambassador who had come to check us out as WWOOF-USA hosts:

We moved here to contribute to activities that promote literacy and a higher quality of life – of course, we have a lot to learn from all our literate friends.

Here is a poem (Jim says it is a song) from our eternally literate friend, Darrel Voelker, regarding his experiences at The Whirlybird:

Dancing to Darkness