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We (Pierson 31 & Bridget 28) live in Hanover, Virginia; 30 minutes from Richmond. Bridget grew up in northern Virginia, has traveled using workaway, and studied sustainable agriculture. Pierson grew up on a farm, has traveled, and studied education. The family farm is 10 minutes from our house; it has lots of blackberries and raspberries, and an orchard.
In 2018 we bought our house which is on 2 acres. We’ve started making the house a home and turning the land into gardens.
We’re looking for help with cooking, housekeeping, and gardening. There might also be an opportunity to get paid work on the farm.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Tour a sustainable fruit farm, enjoy the freshest fruits.
Would be a good fit for folks with their own activities like studies, yoga, reading, writing, crafting, art - there’s plenty of time and space to do your own thing here.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
Cooking dinner (pescatarian/vegetarian) 4x/week, doing dishes, and maintaining a clean kitchen is the most appreciated. Also vacuuming, laundry, and other housekeeping tasks. In the garden there’s weeding and harvesting. We ask for 15 hours per week of help with chores in exchange for staying in our home. Another 5 if we are supplying most of your food.
If you have a car, you could apply for a job picking berries at the farm. Working at the farm is not guaranteed or required to volunteer at our home, but it is a way you could earn money, meet more people, and learn a lot.
We want this to be a mutually beneficial exchange for everyone, and we are open to discussion about help/work tasks. Do you have a special skill that could benefit our home? Or practical skills anyone could make use of? Or artistic abilities?
Must be comfortable with pets, and 420 friendly. Would love to find 1-2 people who are a good fit to stay long-term.
English, work-related Spanish
Private bedroom and private bathroom.
Full kitchen access. We can provide meals and food or you can manage your supply, but you will be cooking for the home.
Restaurant within walking distance. Unlimited fruit and jam (from the farm). Wi-fi. Netflix. Xbox. 420 friendly. We have 2 lovely cats.
Richmond is 30 minutes away - an artsy city with lots of independent businesses and a couple Universities. Amusement park 15 minutes away. Some people like to stay with us during the week then take a trip nearby on the weekends.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
15-20 hours/week housekeeping
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