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Help with our hobby horse farm and enjoy rural Amherst, USA

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  • Letzte Aktivität: 21 Feb. 2024



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  • Beschreibung


    I'm Maria, and I live on a family run hobby farm in the middle of Virginia horse country.
    I am a retired educator, and enjoy our quiet farm life tremendously!

    Our farm used to be a commercial horse farm, be we run it just for us and our own animals.
    It has all the fixtures a large farm would have... large barns with stalls, outdoor and indoor riding rings, jumps and trails.

    A visit here would be pretty relaxed. We have things running fairly smoothly so the daily rhythm is repetitive but fun.
    On a normal day, I wake up early and feed the chickens, dogs and horses, usually around 8am. Then we do regular farm chores like weeding the garden, fixing fences, tidying the barns, or whatever needs to be done. That takes a couple of hours at most. Then, just before dark, we feed and do animal checks again.

    For fun I like to hike with the dogs, go birdwatching/photographing, kayaking on the James River or horseback riding. We are in a rural area, so there are lots of outdoor things to do. A guest would be welcomed to join us in our adventures, or head out on their own.

    I am looking for someone enthusiastic and animal friendly.
    I prefer a non smoker and experience with dogs and horses would be great.

    I have a small, but cute, apartment in the barn that can accommodate 1 person, or 2 really close people (it's a queen size bed).

    If you're interested don't hesitate to contact me for more information.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
  • 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

    I am a retired educator and my partner is retired forest service. We live in a rural area of Virginia. Horseback riding, hiking and birdwatching are available on the property. The James river is nearby and we have kayaks and a SUP available.

  • Arbeit


    We would like help with the animals and the farm, but mostly we enjoy meeting people from other areas.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    I would love to learn Spanish.

  • Unterkunft


    Small, cute, one bedroom apartment with kitchenette is available. The bedroom has a queen size bed.

    Workawayers are welcome to join us for all meals. We try to eat healthy with locally sourced foods as much as possible. We are able to eat eggs from our own chickens and vegetables from our garden. We are not vegetarians.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We are 3 hours drive from Washington, DC for those wishing to explore the city. Also, about 3 hours drive from Virginia beach for seaside exploring. The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachian Trail are about 20 miles away. We are in a very rural area with many outdoor and horse riding activities.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    We do not have cable wired internet, but cell phone access is excellent so we use that and have wifi in the house.

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    We live on a 50 acre farm and have plenty of space, plus bathroom facilities in the barn.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Only on a case by case basis. We have 4 dogs who are well socialized.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


  • ...


    Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 778219958466

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