Come and help us with whatever your skills are in Mojave Desert, united states

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  • Description

    Description

    We are currently looking for general help around the house and outside. We have a lot that we'd like to work on, but no matter what your skills are....or are not, there is always something to do around here. General feeding of my horse or the chickens, watering the garden, light house cleaning, or whatever you can do will help us.

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    We have a small ranch in the Mojave Desert. We have a horse, 60 chickens, and a bunch of cats, and a dog named Mugsy, that loves to play ball. We have 8 kids, but none living at home. They're all grown and gone.
    We grow peaches, plums, apricots, apples, nectarines, almonds, pistachios, mulberries, pomegranates, 6 kinds of grapes, and blackberries. We also have a very large garden and grow lots of different vegetables,
    We live about an hour from Death Valley, about an hour from Las Vegas, 5 hours from los Angeles. There is no transportation to or from Pahrump.You either need your own car, or perhaps hitch a ride.
    My husband built our home, and barn, but has had several major operations and can no longer do the lifting and other work needed to finish the house. We would be so thankful if someone could help us with that. It's mostly inside work, like flooring, sheet rock, taping, painting, and a little finish carpentry, like shelves.
    There is always something to do here.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Nearby, within an hour or so drive is the Tecopa Hot Springs, Death Valley National Park, China Ranch, The Ski Lodge on Mount Charleston, The Amargosa Opera House, Zabriskie Point, Dante's View, Red Rock Canyon National Park, Calico Basin, Hoover Dam,and of course Fabulous Las Vegas.

  • Help

    Help

    (If you have these skills, that would be terrific, but don't worry if you don't. There's always stuff that needs doing) We are looking for someone with good carpentry skills who can do flooring, sheetrock, taping, painting, finish carpentry, wall papering...any or all of these skills. Work would be done early in the day, because it can get quite warm here in the desert... and the rest of the day and weekend are yours to do whatever you like.
    An auto mechanic or auto body person is a skill we could certainly always use, as long as you are willing to help with other general chores too.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a guest room that will sleep 2 persons, so we are looking for a single person or a couple.
    We have Wi-Fi, plenty of food, and laundry
    We can not accommodate you if you are on a special diet, are vegetarian, or vegan. I'm sorry.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I have to admit, there is not a lot to do around here in the way of nightlife. There is a museum, a few casinos, bars, a bowling alley, and plenty of restaurants. If you come with your own transportation, there are lots of places to explore, hike, relax. Our home is very quiet. It's very peaceful here.
    Nearby, within an hour or so drive is the Tecopa Hot Springs, Death Valley National Park, China Ranch, The Ski Lodge on Mount Charleston, The Amargosa Opera House, Zabriskie Point, Dante's View, Red Rock Canyon National Park, Calico Basin, Hoover Dam,and of course Fabulous Las Vegas.
    We don't smoke, drink, or take drugs, and don't allow them on our property.
    We have cats and a dog in our home. If you don't like animals, or if you have allergies, this is NOT the place for you.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week. Per Person.

Our native Joshua Trees
Checking out the snow
Amargosa Opera House
Calico Basin
WOW!
one small section of Zabriskie Point
beautiful desert cactus
a double rainbow
Sunflowers at Sunset
China Ranch
baby chicks
Calico basin
Calico Basin
Hand made goat milk soap
lots of sweet grapes
Blue Hubbard Squash
colorful eggs from the ladies.
Many different kinds of tomatoes
fresh bread made here
We have gorgeous sunsets
Ash Meadows
spring blossoms
plum blossoms
lots of pomegranates
a small part of the garden























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