Swing Dancing, Exercise Training, Massage Therapy, Meditation, Building/Woodworking Art, Improve your English in Vermont, USA


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    I will be returning home to Vermont in April. I spent the winter in Savannah Georgia working on a home remodel. I'm seeking workaway guests for spring, summer and fall months. Length of stay is flexible.

    My home is a peaceful environment, you can meditate, enjoy music, work on art projects, play piano, learn to dance, do woodworking, exercise, learn massage therapy, healthy cooking, baking and be shown around the area.

    My goal is to teach useful, practical skills. I seek workawayer guests who are dreamers, passionate about life, I'm all about drawing positive energy and knowledge from the universe.

    With the help of workawayer Maria from Denmark we have built a exercise trampoline training course. I am in training to compete on a sports competition reality show.

    Life is a gift. Our attitude determines whether the things we do are 'work' or 'play'.
    We owe it to ourselves and the people in our lives to create a life filled with activities we enjoy and find fulfilling.

    Any task done well can be form of art.

    "The universe provides for those who dare to dream and take action to make those dreams come true." Oh, and Never, Never, Never Quit (Churchill)

    I devote my time to the following:

    Art projects
    Dancing & teaching dance
    Music, Vermont offers many opportunities to enjoy live bands
    Exercising on the trampoline training course
    Middlebury College offers much culture and theater productions
    Woodworking, building projects and design and art projects.
    Massage Therapy, I have a practice and can teach you the basics in a few weeks
    There is a piano you can play
    I believe in stretching self imposed limits, doing that which you fear

    My massage therapy schooling was 500 hours at Monterrey Institute of Touch in California. Because of much interest from workawayers I have developed a mini course and can teach you the fundamentals in a few weeks.

    I teach East Coast Swing, Lindyhop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag & Boogie Woogie. If I am teaching classes during the time of your visit you will be able to assist in teaching my dance classes.

    You will have the opportunity to volunteer at my friends Steven & Edna music/dinner venue, interacting with the public and musicians.

    I have a grinder and mill nutritious flours to make healthy breads, pancakes, biscuits and desserts.

    The property consists of 13 acres with a recently completed main house, garage and remodeled log cabin and woodworking shop area.

    There is hiking, camping and canoe trips. Many music concerts, dancing and cultural events to attend.

    I live in Leicester, VT. 12 miles south of Middlebury a charming college town. I am one hour from Burlington, VT. I'm next to the forest, a beautiful area of lakes and mountains. I'm 3.5 hours from Boston, 5 hours to New York City.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn about any of these subjects:

    Art projects, drawing, painting murals and wood art
    Regular exercise training using weights and the trampoline
    Massage therapy
    House construction & woodworking
    Swing dance & you can assist in teaching dance classes.
    I will help you improve your English and public speaking
    You can volunteer to work with Steven & Edna who have a live music/dinner venue.
    Grand piano available to play or learn to play

    We can connect via whatsapp I will send you videos of the property and workawayers learning skills.

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    I'm seeking persons serious about gaining knowledge and experience.

    You should be willing to keep your room and the property clean. You will be asked adhere to a schedule but I'm flexible.

    I ask that my guests do not overly use their cells phones while in the main house or project areas. I request this so that both of us are fully present when we communicate with each other.

    If you like variety, challenging yourself, learning useful skills, interacting with a wide range of people and having fun all the while I invite you to come visit. I offer a peaceful simple experience of healthy living. There is much opportunity here.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and learning French

  • Accommodation


    Your housing is a log cabin to yourself with large bedroom, queen bed, living room and massage therapy studio. wi fi in the log cabin.
    Presently there is no bath room in the log cabin and guests will use the bathroom in the main house.

    Healthy meals provided seven days a week.

    Tiger Ted the cat is world famous. The workawayers love him. He lives outside in his own comfy house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The nearest airport is Burlington, VT (BTV) If you are flying here from out of the country it may be less expensive to fly into Boston, Logan Airport. From there you can connect with Cape Aire into Rutland Regional Airport or bus to Brandon which is near my home.

    Another option is to fly into NYC, JFK airport and then bus to with five minutes of my house for $38 or take the train for $78.00

    15 minutes from the charming college town of Middlebury which has be known to be one of the best places to live in America.

    There is much to do in the area. Live music, lakes, hiking etc. I have a canoe and two bikes. My property is private enclosed by trees.

  • A little more information

    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

    No more than 20 hours per week with flexability, 2 days off

The training course being constructed
My home built by myself
Workawayer guest house with massage studio.
Workawayer guests learning skills, Maira of Denmark, Lea of Paris, Barbara of Brazil & Anna, Jana & Dephne by the fire
This is our course just completed by Maria (Denmark) and I fall, 2017
Tiger Ted my cat and workawayers Maria of Denmark, Barbara of Brazil & Lena from Germany
Singer Jenni & I at my dance event
Charity Dance Performance I take part in each summer

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