Middle aged couple in Warrenville, IL (western suburbs of Chicago) looking for friendly people to help with acre of gardens, orchard, and vegetable beds.
We are very friendly, flexible, and open to many things. I am a writer, pastor, and speaker, and various other creative things. My husband is a doctor and beekeeper. We love traveling and exploring, and love meeting people of a similar mindset.
List of priority projects we are currently doing that you may spend time on:
1. Finishing fire pit area
2. Mulching gardens
3. Planting seeds inside (before May 15) or planting seedlings outside (after May 15)
4. Pruning trees/bushes
5. Working with cheese or making cheese from scratch as a hobbyist
7. Tending bees as a hobby
8. Clearing and preparing land for new vegetable garden
9. Building a greenhouse with found materials for a wedding
We are only accepting vaccinated candidates at this point, and we are both fully vaccinated.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
Eat delicious homemade cheese and honey and learn the process to make them. Learn all about various vegetables and fruits and how to plant, care for, and harvest them. We spend most of the summer outdoors, doing crafts, or various projects, and we'd love to help out with any projects you want to work on.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Looking for someone to help us get control of our gardens and/or do some light house cleaning. In the summer time, we grow many vegetables and fruits, and are hoping to plant a new area this summer, if we can clear the weeds and brush. We have bees and make our own cheese, if you are interested in helping with those as well.
This host offers a language exchange
I speak a little Spanish and a little French. Would love to learn more of either of these languages and teach English to anyone.
individual bedroom with shared bathroom. Kitchen is open to anyone at any time. We generally fend for ourselves for breakfast and lunch and then have a family style dinner. We are a non-smoking household. We currently have one cat.
We live 30 miles from downtown Chicago, which is easily accessible via train. With car transportation, Michigan is easily accessible (2.5-3 hours) and has some lovely state parks on the Great Lakes. State and county parks surround us on most sides. Great area for camping. We have an inflatable kayak that you are welcome to take with you on the rivers or lakes nearby. Naperville has a beautiful riverwalk and is only 10 minutes away by car.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have wifi and wifi compatible printers that you may use.
Maximum 4 hours a day, 3 days a week