We are a retired couple, that live in a hillside neighborhood in Tennessee. Our town has 30,000 people, and is good for active, outdoors people. We've hosted for workaway on our old farm, and loved the experience. One of our workawayers from Italy still comes to visit once a year for the past five years. I love to camp, kayak, hike, garden, paint, cook, and quilt, and road trip!! My husband is quiet and stays busy with his hobbies. We are very easy going, and easy to get along with. We include our workawayers in our lives and have a nice home with plenty of room. We have a art and craft and sewing room you can use if you are creative that way, and you will have plenty of time off to pursue your own interests. It is very quiet and peaceful here.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
People who like the outdoors especially will like staying with us. Smoky Mountain National Park, the most visited Park in the United States it's just about an hour and a half away. There are Miles and Miles of trails around here as well as lots of rivers and lakes. Kentucky, Virginia, and North Carolina are all within a few hours Drive, and once we get to know you you will be able to borrow a vehicle. We have helped workaway's practice their English before, and are very interested in your culture as well!
We would like someone to help with some small garden projects. In the house we would like someone to help with normal cleaning, and maybe some painting or other small house projects. I do cook, and you are welcome to eat with us when I do, but there is always plenty of food to help yourself to when I don't. New chefs and recipes always appreciated!
We have a VERY large, finished, walk-out basement, with central heat and air conditioning, and also a wood burning stove if you want a cozy fire. The windows are large, and there is plenty of light. There are two twin beds, a small couch and table and chairs, and TV. We have high speed internet. The door goes out to a stone porch, and a green, private 1/2 acre yard. There a table, chairs, and fire bowl on porch that you are free to use. You are also encouraged to join us upstairs to watch TV, visit with us, or use the laundry room or well equipped kitchen.
If you like a peaceful life, and want to be closer to nature, this would be for you. It's also a 1/2 hour drive to a nice size city. We are only a couple of miles from town, and would be happy to give you a ride to the movies or stores if you want to go. As we get to know you there is a vehicle available to borrow. There are tons of hiking trails and a huge lake nearby.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
10 hours a week