Welcome to our home and to help with fun projects in a rural setting near Mazomanie, Wisconsin, USA




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  • Beschreibung


    Hello, workawayers!
    My husband and I, both companion animal veterinarians, live in a rural forest setting, but we are not far (a half-hour drive) from a great university community of Madison, with lots of opportunities for both natural and cultural experiences (also where all three of my sons currently study).
    My 3 college-age sons have had wonderful work away experiences in both India and Japan, and I would like to offer that opportunity to others to share skills while meeting new friends and traveling.
    About 1 year ago I had the opportunity to acquire a small amount of overworked farmland and forest which I am restoring, primarily through managed intensive grazing of goats and sheep. My primary goals are to enjoy a pastoral lifestyle raising farm and fiber animals for enjoyment and to rebuild a degraded landscape to help fight climate change for future generations.
    My project and passions: spending time with my dairy goats, mini donkey, and sheep; building infrastructure like barns, hay storage, and fences; starting an orchard and permaculture food forest; cooking delicious vegetarian food, especially in our outdoor pizza oven for gatherings of friends, and canoeing or floating on a hammock over the beautiful Wisconsin River in our backyard.
    Note: we have cats, dogs, and a ferret in the house; all other animals are kept outside.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Our family enjoys meeting people of all ages and from all walks of life. We had the opportunity to homeschool our children and do a lot of traveling in many parts of the world, and love to learn about other people's cultures and traditions. Whether your background is urban or rural, from America or anywhere else in the world, we would love to welcome you into our home!

  • Arbeit


    It's always more fun to work on projects with someone else, and things get done so much faster. My goal is to move my animals every day to a new pasture in order to improve the land. Feeding, watering and moving animals takes about 1 hour per day and is definitely the thing I need the most help with. In addition, I'm always building something or experimenting with art projects and new farming, planting, harvesting, and permaculture techniques. Intermittently, we also can use help with sheep shearing, beekeeping, canning & preserving food, cooking, and pretty much anything anyone is willing to help with or learn about. On days when we're not at our day jobs, we will work most of the day on projects and would welcome help for bigger blocks of time as you are able.

  • Languages

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    English: Fließend
    Spanish: Gute Kenntnisse
    Japanese: Gute Kenntnisse
    French: Grundkenntnisse
    Hindi: Grundkenntnisse
    Haitian Creole: Grundkenntnisse
    Chinese (Mandarin): Grundkenntnisse

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  • Unterkunft


    Your primary housing option would be living in our house with us (we have several spare bedrooms and can accommodate individuals, couples, and families). As alternatives, we do have a camper van on the property, and camping outside in a tent or our giant treehouse in good weather are all possibilities.
    Our family is vegetarian, but we enjoy eggs and dairy products and we love cooking delicious food with others. We will not be providing meat, but you can cook your own if you decide to camp or stay in our camper van, although do not allow cooking meat in the house.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We can help to arrange transportation from Chicago, or Madison Wisconsin airports. Our area is well known for beautiful natural sightseeing on the Wisconsin River, which you can enter from the dock in our backyard and paddle or swim to many islands, bluffs, and beaches in our area. There are also many towns and communities of interest nearby, such as Salk City un the river (~5-minute drive), Spring Green down the river (15-minutes), Mazomanie (5-minutes), and Madison (30-minutes), which is also a great multicultural university community; we are happy to transport you there on occasion for events as well. Canoeing, biking, hiking, and cross country skiing are some of our favorite activities and we have equipment on-site for your use.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Any size vehicle can be accommodated. Water and electric hookups depending on whether you choose to be near the house or in a quiet location on the farm field or forest.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Any well behaved. Dogs must not be allowed to chase chickens or sheep.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    2-4 hours per day, 20 hours per week.

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 623648218735