Come share stories, help out around the house and get a taste of rural life in Kentucky, USA


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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    I am a Disabled US Air Force Veteran who lives in rural Kentucky. I was in Gulf War 1 in Kuwait and exposed to many things that were bad for my health. So I have some health limitations now.

    I have a once a week housekeeper/caregiver provided by the Veterans Administration. But there always is more to do than I can manage. Especially during the warmer months. Plus, I would like to do more socializing.

    I have traveled the world so I can tell you stories. And there are many things to see locally and elsewhere in Kentucky. Or you might just want to enjoy the nice and quiet rural life I have.

    I just realized that I have many grassy open areas if a workawayer wanted to sleep in a tent for the experience. Part of my land is also wooded and there is plenty of wildlife. I am also an Eagle Scout so I can help you if you are inexperienced with the outdoors.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Elderly Companionship
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I can provide a taste of rural life, My travel experiences ( I was an Army brat too), and invaluable fixing skills I have picked up since I have done maintenance all my life.

    I am interested in Japan and learning Japanese also.

  • Help


    The help I need then is any companionship; cooking (help shopping, meal preparation, cooking, serving, cleaning [I do have a small dishwasher]); home cleaning and organizing (putting things away or into boxes for my brother-in-law to move); and outdoor work.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    I live alone and have a three bedroom, two full bath house but initially I will be limited to one or two people until the house is organized (extra bedrooms are cluttered with storage but I have a barn to store things once things are boxed up for my brother-in-law to move) .

    I currently only have a full size air mattress and a couch (but plenty of bedding)until I can see the interest and decide what else I want to do. I can pay for any groceries needed if I can get assistance with shopping and cooking (I have simple pre-prepared meals mainly when I live alone).

    I will pay for food and groceries but I need help with shopping, meal prep, cooking, serving, and cleanup (I have a small dishwasher). I am too remote for any food deliveries.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I can recommend excursions and maybe even join you for smaller excursions since I have a lift van and scooter (My van can accommodate two or three other people depending if I am shopping or need to bring anything else).

    I am a big cartoon and Japanese anime fan so I have plenty of that on my home built computer hooked up to my living room home theater. I also have DirecTV and three other TVs in the house for other interests. I normally either watch news or science channels during mealtimes in the kitchen/dining room.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 232577249811