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Farm without buying a Farm

Christine Hood
February 26, 2024
Houston, Alabama
Type of farm?
Diverse (Animals/Plants)



We are a retired couple with 100 acres of land in Alabama. We are looking for someone who is interested in organic farming for themselves without having to buy or rent a farm.

Location Specifics

Close to Lewis Smith Lake
1 hour south of Decatur, 1hour 20 minutes north, west of Birmingham
Many opportunities for outside employment in the immediate area
Closest Walmart 35 minutes away

Land Description

We are in Winston County Alabama. The land is gently rolling hills with pasture and woodland, creeks and stone bluffs.

Available for your use:

3 plus 2, two story 1,900 sqft house (40 years old)

40 acres of pasture and 15 acres of woods

Kubota 47hp with bucket, grapple, bush hog

40 by 50 ft shop

small stable


partial use of acre pond

Goals/Vision for Farm

What we ask assuming you are chosen after the interview:

Written 5 year plan both goals and financial

Pay utilities (electric, and wifi)

Pay $5 for every hour of tractor use as well as the diesel needed

Keep the place as good or better than you found it

For 4 months out of the year host Air B and B for tiny home ½ mile away

For 4 months out of the year care for owners garden and animals (chickens, a few cows, and a couple of donkeys) Owner lives ¼ mile from house.

*For organic and sustanable farming only

Housing provided

Yes, 3 bedrooms with two bathrooms and a garage

Qualifications Required

Experience with organic farming and a desire to farm
Good with people at least for 4 months out of the year
Good character and references
May be single, married, and/or have children

Application Process

Call or email Rick and Christine Hood for an interview


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