Enjoy the outdoors, gorgeous mountains, lakes, rivers and animals (domestic and wild) on a horse ranch in Montana, USA


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    My husband Jim (61) and me (Donna/57) and our 17 year old son Dean are happy, upbeat folks with good positive energy. Jim is a world class musician who toured with such legends as Isaac Hays and Edgar Winter, and has also produced, composed and arranged music alongside other well known greats. Donna is a self-employed mortgage broker who originates loans in California and Montana, and Dean is a National Honor Society student in high school.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet

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    We have a 20 acre property bordering the US Forest Service land with 8 horses, 4 dogs, 40 chickens, and 3 cats. We also grow and bale hay for the horses once a year. There are always fencing, staining, painting, gardening (organic)/weeding, tree removal, housework (laundry, dishes, cooking, organizing, cleaning) feeding and watering the animals, welding, horse area maintenance (including poop, poop and more poop), some furniture to refinish, plants to water and other projects. Did I mention weeding? ;-) I would love particularly to have a person that enjoys and is experienced riding and exercising horses, and my husband would love to have someone help him with property maintenance projects, so someone willing to help with just about anything would be awesome, but riding/exercising the horses (other than feeding and poop) is not necessary if you don't have experience. We can usually accommodate someone who's desire is to enjoy the horses during the warm weather months of April (sometimes very chilly) through October (October is also sometimes very chilly), although if you want to come in the winter, Jim loves having someone feed the horses/clean up poopoo and riding in the cold and snow is okay as well. Since I'm always tied to my desk, Jim usually handles most of these chores and he needs a break! Also, the horses will just sit around until we have time to exercise and ride them. I absolutely love, love seeing people enjoy our horses and the putting them to work and the horses love it too!

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our ranch is for someone who loves the mountains, outdoors, nature, trees and animals. Our 20 acre property joins up to the US Forest Service land, with endless trails and roads to hike, ride (horses/bikes) and explore. We have a fully equipped attached private guest house for our workaway guests, with a full kitchen, bath, bedroom, living room, private entrance, decks in both the front and back and beautiful views.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English - fluency is not necessary

  • Accommodation


    Please note: if there are two people coming together, there is only one bed in the guest house. We have a fully equipped private attached guest house with a full kitchen, bath, bedroom, living room, private entrance, decks in both the front and back and beautiful views. Please note that we have satellite WIFI, but it is not unlimited like urban cable WIFI is; the monthly gigabyte allotment is easily consumed, therefore we discourage video chatting, video or movie streaming, etc., however, there is a library in town only 10 minutes away that has WIFI for the community if our guest needs more WIFI capacity. There is unlimited WIFI in the main house though...ask me for the password.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are abundant rivers, lakes, hiking areas, fishing, and a ski area 30 minutes away. Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks are within a reasonable driving distance as well. Please note that we are in a rural area, so there is no public transportation. We do cherish our privacy from time to time, but interact when appropriate and of course at meal time. I am always intensely working in my home office, but the husband loves to chat, so beware! ;-)

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    25 hours per week

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