Work / Camp / Play

Embark on an extraordinary journey at Oostema Farmstead: Fun on the Farm, nestled in the serene landscape of Lynden, WA—just a short two-hour drive from Seattle.

As a camp worker at Oostema Farmstead, your responsibilities encompass various tasks, including tending to yard work, maintaining the grounds, overseeing campsites, and ensuring the cleanliness of bathroom and shower facilities. Occasional light cleaning tasks of the accommodations may be required as necessary. A bonus is given for candidates with prior experience in working with cattle, farm equipment, or a background on a ranch. But not necessary

Take full advantage of our offered amenities, such as RV electrical/water hookups, an on-site dump station, WiFi, and laundry facilities. Immerse yourself in the daily operations of a genuine Wagyu Cattle farm, surrounded by opportunities for outdoor activities.

Whether you’re an individual or a couple, the commitment is flexible, and hours may vary. We request a minimum of sixteen hours per week, and your campsite is provided. If you’re interested in additional work, paid opportunities for extra chores may be available. Our farm is exclusively for adults, and while we may allow one pet, we strive to maintain a balanced environment for the comfort of both visitors and our animals.

Join us for a fulfilling and memorable experience starting in May and going through the summer.

To express your interest, email : Lisa.oostemafarmstead@gmail.com with your resume, a photo of yourself, and details about your RV (must be in good condition)

Hello, we’re Glen and Lisa Oostema, proud owners of Oostema Farmstead, a thriving working farm just a short drive from Lynden, WA. With over 35 years together, our shared love for the outdoors, sustainable living, and delectable food has driven us to turn our passion into a successful enterprise.

Nestled in picturesque countryside, our property invites visitors to embrace the best of rural life. Home to a herd of Wagyu cattle raised sustainably, our farm-to-table cuisine features the delicious meat from these animals. Offering a unique accommodation experience, our Little Farmhouse and campground allow guests to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Lisa’s green thumb is showcased in lush vegetable and herb gardens, providing fresh produce for our cooking and the opportunity for visitors to pick their own basket of garden-fresh goods.

Oostema Farmstead embodies our passion and dedication, garnering praise for delicious food, peaceful surroundings, and warm hospitality. 

Why Work at Oostema Farmstead? Fun on the Farm!

 

At Oostema Farmstead, we take pride in offering a welcoming and enjoyable environment while providing exceptional service to our guests. Engaging in conversations around the fire and hearing about guest adventures is deeply rewarding, as we play a part in creating priceless memories for people and their loved ones. Being part of these moments is truly fulfilling.

Situated on 117 acres with stunning views of mountains and farmland, Oostema Farmstead provides a unique and tranquil setting. Experience the peace and solitude of the area, and enjoy breathtaking sunsets and sunrises. Our camp is conveniently located about 3 miles from the town of Lynden, just a 20-25 minute drive away, nearby Bellingham offers a variety of restaurants, stores, and more.

Oostema Farmstead is strategically positioned near a wealth of outdoor activities. We’re only 50 minutes away from the renowned Mt. Baker National Park, a major attraction for our guests. Within an hour’s drive, explore countless trailheads, biking trails, lakes for fishing, white water rafting, kayaking, paddleboarding, mountain towns, and the beautiful San Juan Islands or even going into Canada.

Discover something new every day, and a season with us will only scratch the surface of the remarkable experiences waiting for you at Oostema Farmstead.

  • Peaceful and tranquil farmstead on 117-acres
  • Award-winning accommodations and campground
  • Adult-exclusive
  • Outdoor opportunities
  • Hands on experience
  • Flexible commitment
  • Breathtaking scenery with spectacular views 
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Washer and dryer available 
  • Serene location
  • Paid opportunities
  • A working cattle farm

Do you have questions?

 Work campers are involved in various tasks, including yard work, campsite oversight, and maintaining bathroom/shower facilities. We also have accommodations and may need help with cleaning.

 Both individuals and couples can enjoy a flexible work schedule, with varying hours and commitments.

We are looking for a start date of May 1, but could be sooner.

Regrettably, we cannot accommodate under the age of 18 on the Farmstead. As a working farm, machinery and animals create potential safety for younger people.  

We will welcome one dog.

Additionally, we kindly request your cooperation in following our Doggy Rules, which can be found by clicking here.. Your adherence to these guidelines helps ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all our guests, both human and canine.

Please take full advantage of our amenities, such as RV electrical/water hookups, an on-site dump station, WiFi, and laundry facilities.

This site has 30 amps available. 

We provide the convenience of a washer and dryer conveniently located in the barn office.

Absolutely! We offer Wi-Fi connectivity for your convenience, allowing you to stream videos, access necessary materials, or stay connected while setting staying with us.

Quiet time around the Farmstead is from 10 pm until 7 am. 

While prior experience with cattle or farm equipment is a bonus, it’s not necessary to apply for the position.

Opportunities for extra-paid chores are available.  Wages will be determined based on experience. 

Express interest by emailing us at  Lisa.oostemafarmstead@gmail.com with your resume, photo, and RV details.

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