Be part of our family and immerse in American culture in Maryland, USA


United States

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    We are a family and live on the Catoctin Mountain overlooking Historic Frederick, Maryland. We are a young family and have five children with age ranges from 13 to an infant. The children are very well behaved with our two daughters being the oldest and three younger sons. Our daughters attend middle school in Middletown, Maryland and the boys are home schooled.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We welcome travelers looking to expand their life experiences and to immerse themselves in American culture and history. We are more than happy to share our ways of life and give a true American experience from the prospective of a mixed family of Italian and English decent.

  • Help


    We are looking for someone who is very good with children and whom can help around the house for a family of seven. Some of the help needed includes watching the kids from time-to-time, maybe teaching the children about yourself and culture, and some light duty work around the house or yard.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We reside in a log cabin homestead on the Catoctin Mountain conveniently 10 minutes away from downtown Frederick, Maryland. Our house is a rancher style log cabin placed on seven acres of wooded land. Our property has several trails for ATV riding, biking and hiking. We have an extra bedroom for privacy if you decide to stay with us. We also have several animals including egg-laying chickens, a duck, pit-boxer mix dog and an outdoor tabby cat. We live between Cunningham Falls and Gambrill State Park If you enjoy the great outdoors and activities such as trail riding, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing or even hunting.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you enjoy historic urban centers, then downtown Frederick is for you. The City of Frederick is the hub of arts, culture, commerce and government within Frederick County. Located less than an hour from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, Frederick is the second largest city in Maryland with 65,000 residents. Frederick was founded in 1745 by German settlers, and is a city rich in heritage, opportunity and innovation. It is located between the Civil War battlegrounds of Monocacy, Antietam and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

    Downtown Frederick has impressive architecture and public art works abound in the historic district where you’re never more than a few blocks from one of four impressive performance and fine art centers or a host of private galleries. On 22 weekends each year, downtown Frederick and neighboring 54-acre Baker Park play host to special events which include weekly summer concerts, monthly gallery walks, children’s theatrical performances, and other events which celebrate the season.

  • 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

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