We are a young family. We have 2 young children, a girl and a boy who we love beyond measure! We are very active people, loving all things outdoors. We have a German Shepherd. We love experiencing new cultures! We are very strong Catholics! We would love to share our experiences, culture and time with who ever stays here and vice versa!
Babysitting / child care
Help in the house
We just moved to a little acreage. We are doing cosmetic renovating. Painting, flooring, etc. We have plans to put in solar panels to run our house on our own electricity. We have laying chickens, cat and a dog and may be getting milking goats, evantually. In the summertime we run a small market garden. Spring through fall we are always open to an extra gardening hand/ and help at the farmers markets. We are also open to nanny help for our children with the right person. We eat "real" food, if interested about our diets we usually stay pretty close to recommendations. We like to stay busy(happily busy, not slave-like busy;) and we are always looking to learn new things and always work on self improvement. We are signing up to be work away hosts for the experience and the extra help doesn't hurt:) If you think you would be a good fit and would like to talk more, I hope you send me a message.
We have 2 bedrooms available with a bathroom.
We live in a rural part of Iowa. We are 1/2 hour from the Capitol of IA called Des Moines...so plenty of entertainment. Locally there is a great trails system for biking, running, and cross country skiing in the winter. A lot of little lakes great for fishing/boating.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
By staying with us travelers could learn about regenerative agriculture, traditional food preperations, small scale farming, traditional catholic traditions and lots about parenting:)