- Come and join beautiful family place near White Mountains in New Hampshire, USA

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  • Description

    Description

    Open again in June 2020

    This is an extraordinarily beautiful and peaceful old family property in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We are dedicated to wildlife habitat preservation for moose, bear, butterflies, migratory songbirds, and other native species.

    The property has several rustic New England houses and cabins that are used by family and friends. We do not rent our cabins. We also have a 200-year old barn, a clearwater swimming pond with a dock and raft, a trail to the East Branch of the Saco River, and a three-hour hike from the house up Doublehead Mountain, which we affectionately call the StairMaster. Our trail-mad grandfather, Max, built a lovely trail system on the property that is wonderful for strolling and trail-running.

    We are looking for experienced Workawyers who learn quickly and don't need much supervision.

    Help activities include assisting the owners with cleaning/maintaining cabins; clearing invasive plant species, weeding and planting flower and vegetable gardens; trail-pasture-brush clearing; restoration and construction projects; trim painting and other similar projects.

    Recreational activities in the area include: hiking, climbing, and bicycling and outings to scenic swimming holes such as Jackson Falls and Diana's Baths.

    Depending on how many family members and friends are here, you will be housed either in an airy wooden cabin with a kitchen, hot and cold-running water, a big screened porch with a lovely view; one of the two woodland cabins; or a big old barn with a swing, and our grandmother and great aunt's old painting studio, which needs some TLC. If you like sewing, there is an attic full of old costumes and clothes that could use some of the same. There is an extraordinary library of natural history books and Shakespeare.

    This is the place to mention the mosquitoes, black flies, ticks, and other bugs. New England in summer is beautiful and also very buggy. We don’t mind the insect life because the songbirds rely on it. Head nets and other bug-bafflers provided!

    Dinners will be family style many nights. We will provide groceries for breakfast and lunch supplies and for those dinners we don’t eat together. Workawayers will participate in planning, preparing, cooking, and cleaning up after shared meals.

    English is our primary language, but we also speak Spanish and Portuguese. All races, ethnicities, nationalities, beliefs, and orientations welcome.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Other
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelers will be part of an American countryside experience, specifically, a northern New England mountain community.

  • Help

    Help

    Help activities include: cleaning/maintaining cabins; clearing invasive plant species, weeding and planting flower and vegetable gardens; trail-pasture-brush clearing; cleaning/maintaining cabins; restoration and construction projects; trim painting and other similar projects.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish, Portuguese

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Depending on how many guests are here, you will be housed either in an airy wooden cabin with a kitchen, hot and cold-running water, a big screened porch with a lovely view; one of the two woodland cabins; or a big old barn with a swing, and our grandmother and great aunt's old painting studio, which needs some TLC. If you like sewing, there is an attic full of old costumes and clothes that could use some of the same. There is an extraordinary library of natural history books and Shakespeare.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Recreational activities in the area include: hiking, climbing, and bicycling and outings to scenic swimming holes such as Jackson Falls and Diana's Baths.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 178692839887