UPDATE: My eldest son is also home until March and I could use a hand feeding him as he has cerebral palsy and cannot do so himself.
I live on what was once a hundred acre working farm with the younger two (of my three) teenage boys, three cats and five chickens - one is a sweet (but loud) rooster. It has been whittled down to about 3 acres, but is still surrounded by open farmland. Most of the house is over 200 years old, and a creative work in progress!
A decade ago, the corncrib burned down, and we built a studio. The projects here include transforming the studio into a tiny house, and various interior house projects. Currently the studio is 95% insulated, has running cold water, a propane heat and cook stove, a refrigerator, electricity and tons of sunlight bathing the cathedral ceilings. Many folks have lived in it as is, but I am hoping to put the final touches on the place. I would love help in those moments where I need someone to hold the other end of the tape measure or keep something in place while I affix it to where it needs to go!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
I live 10 miles from historic Norwich VT; 12 miles from Dartmouth College, Tuck School, Hopkins Center for the Arts and the Geisel School of Medicine in Hanover, NH; and 15 from White River Junction (top 10 coolest small towns in the US!) which hosts Northern Stage, JAG and Briggs Opera House. Under 2 miles from my house is an organic teaching farm, Longwind Tomatoes organic greenhouses and Tai Chi classes, the Connecticut River, countless swimming holes, a boat launch, hiking trails, mountain biking trails, cross-country skiing trails and simply gorgeous vermont views. I can speak french, one of my kids can speak spanish, my house is handicap accessible.
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honesty, curiosity and a sense of humor please! after that, everything is easy
This host offers a language exchange
I studied french for a decade or so....about 2 decades ago, and likey still converse! I can understand a bit of spanish, and my boys can speak some
living in the studio, with shower and bathroom in the house until hooked up out there. Also a guestroom in the house with all the amenities but less privacy.
rideshare and a bus to downtown is under 2 miles away (although uphill) and I can always give someone a lift. Dartmouth Coach is a great way to get here - especially from NYC and Boston - and has a stop 15 minutes away from my home.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
wifi in the house. decent phone signal on the land
Maximum 1-2 hours a day, 5 days a week