Help on private Island in Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    >>HOST fully vaccinated for Covid-19 in 2021 / Boosted in Feb 2022<<

    2022 DATES: June 2022 until end of September 2022... >>Particularly looking for Workawayers who have experience with solar power battery systems and/or carpentry + construction.<<

    PROPERTY:
    In the middle of a large, deep fresh water lake in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, my 9-acre private island has a large lodge and 5 sleeping cabins running down the length of the property. In continual recreational summer use since 1941, the buildings are in excellent condition. Each cabin has a sink, beds, desk, and view of the lake while the main lodge is the gathering place for meals, cooking, games, etc. The entire place is off the grid. After work, there are boats, canoes, kayaks, a sail boat, fishing gear, a sauna, and even a ping-pong table.

    FYI: This is not a business of any kind but simply a private property used by the private landowner.

    (The lake is a 40-minute drive from Marquette (the largest city in the Upper Peninsula) and a 45-minute drive from the nearest airport, which is Sawyer Airport in Gwinn (airport code MQT).)

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Sprachpraxis
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Hausarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Travellers will benefit from coming here and helping out in the following possible ways:
    1) learn and gain experience in forestry work, solar power, and off-the- grid living
    2) learn and/or gain experience with boats, wood construction, handyman work, firewood and kindling production, etc.
    3) rest, relaxation, swimming, and boating in a serene wilderness setting completely off-the-grid -- and a break from all things technological.
    4) practice English language (if English is not your first language)

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED:
    Seeking strong, reliable helpers for carpentry, forestry, solar power battery, mechanical repairs, and/or cooking and cleaning work. The tasks are done to improve and maintain the property. It is not done for any business use as this is not a business of any kind.

    In 2022, particularly looking for Workawayers with solar power battery systems and/pr carpentry and construction skills.

    Forestry work includes clearing trails, transplanting, promoting threatened trees, removing invasive plants, and clearing dead timber throughout the dense forest of Balsam Fir, Spruce, American White Cedar, White Pine, Paper Birch, Mountain Ash, Basswood, and many other tree species on the 9 acres. (No forestry experience required though knowledgeable forestry recommendations made to owner are welcome.)

    Minimum stay: 7 days.

    NO smoking. NO drugs. NO excessive alcohol. NO firearms.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Deutsch: Gute Kenntnisse
    Italienisch: Gute Kenntnisse
    Spanisch: Grundkenntnisse
    Französisch: Grundkenntnisse

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    Pls help me with my Italiano, Francais, or Deutsch.

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    HOUSING:
    Comfortable beds in furnished cabins with linens and towels provided. All buildings and furniture are comfortable, clean, and in good working order. (Volunteers are welcome to bring tents and gear for sleeping outside if they prefer. There are acres and acres of possible camp sites.)

    PARKING:
    Workawayers can park their personal cars on my property on the mainland, where there is a dock for getting back and forth to the island by boat. (There are no ferries on the lake or anything like that.)

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    THE HOST (Covid-19 vaccinated March/April 2021; boosted Feb 2022):
    A non-smoking citizen of both the UK and the USA, I am an outgoing person who is all about people - and details (I'm extra observant and notice details in ways people often miss). I have a wide range of skills and experiences, many of which I picked up while working on this island almost every summer since I was a boy. I have built a kayak, a sauna, cabinets, shelves, and fixed just about everything at least once. In the rest of the world, I write, teach, manage websites, make films, and practice Buddhism.

  • 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

    There is parking space to park a campervan but I would suggest that living on the island (where no motor vehicle can go) is a lot nicer than living in a van.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Some dogs, yes, but not all. Dogs that can happily live outdoors would be best. This is not a place for dogs who like to be inside most of the time, and especially not for those sorts of dogs who like to be on furniture, etc. Cats would probably also be okay as long as they do not come into the main house as many people are allergic. In either case, the pet owner must conscientiously clean up after their pet when necessary. Any extra work caused by the pet is the owner's responsibility, of course.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    Arbeitszeiten

    Maximum 5 hours per day, 5 days a week

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Korrekte Angaben im Profil: (5.0)

Kultureller Austausch: (4.7)

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