I can vouch that this opportunity is wonderful, and quite unique. Surely it is not for everyone, in that it is rustic, and not even close to an organic row farm. This is what makes the place so excellent! It's permaculture!
In my experience traveling the US and the EU, it is rare to find someone so dedicated to living in a way such as this. The OP has a vast knowledge of the bioregion and its history, and has developed a deep relationship with his land, carrying a lot of information about perennials, trees, shrubs, and simple living. I stayed there for over a week this past winter and enjoyed the company of him and his community, meals together, hikes, learning from the plentiful books in the library, and especially from the life experience of someone who has worked for quite some time with a piece of land, using simple technology combined with observation and humility.
Have fun - I'll surely be going back again!