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I have a large home in a beautiful Historic New England Village, on a clean, swimmable river. The village grew in the industrial times and is rich in history and had a knife and tool factories here. It is also home to the Bridge of Flowers.
I am a fun, easy going , creative and artful person. I play pickup basketball and enjoy biking and swimming and love to tour people through the local swimming holes. I am self employed as house painting contractor and graphic designer. I am not looking for help with my personal business, I am looking for help with home renovations on my 200 year old home ( mostly interior or exterior painting and basic gardening ( growing tomatoes and basil). I also need help with lawn work. It's a little less than 1/4 acre.
I host bicycle travelers for free through another website.
I love cooking Thai food and did a work away myself in Thailand, and would be interested in expanding my cooking skills. I am on the recreation committee and promote basketball, volleyball and a ping pong program. I have one son in college who is here on school breaks. I am interested in meeting people from all over the world. My house is in the heart of the village of 2000 people.
I would love to learn more about ethnic cooking from my guests, or be tutored in Spanish or Italian when I am not working during the winter months. I would like to get better at my Ping Pong Game, basketball shot. Tell me about what talents you would like to teach others.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesCharity WorkTeachingGardeningDIY and building projectsCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseGeneral MaintenanceHelp with Computers/ Internet
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Travelers will get a taste of life in New England in a New England Village where many people will know you by name in a short period. You will enjoy a quiet life in a village looking up at the beautiful hills of New England and walk to them easily. Or swim in a clean river less than 100 yards. A simpler life from simpler times. You can sit in a yoga class, meditate at the Shambala Center, take a drawing class at the Art Garden... ( these are all closed at the moment because of Covid-19).
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Help with painting and gardening and carpentry would be helpful as well. Be comfortable on ladders, use a lawnmower, weed whacker, trimming bushes, etc. Sometimes I may ask for some help at the old Gymnasium that I am a volunteer at. I am currently helping patch the floor of the new ping pong room. Tell me about the talents you like to teach others.
Helpers will have a room in my home, and share a kitchen. I will provide one meal each day. I will provide bicycles for helpers and coffee, groceries and restaurants are within my block.
What else ...
In addition to a taste of life in New England, and have access to many outdoor activities (hiking, mountain biking, fishing, tubing, swimming ( June, July, Aug), skiing and I am 1/2 hour from the largest modern art museum in the United States. Shelburne Falls also is home to a Vispassana Retreat Center.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
Space for parking camper vans
However, I am next to a public parking lot that someone can park in but not live in.
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week