Experience the Great Lakes region on a sustainable farm in the heart of a national park in NE Ohio


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  • Description


    What is unique about the farm is that we are located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, only a half hour from Cleveland, a major metropolitan city located on Lake Erie. There is plenty to see and do locally and regionally.

    On the farm, we need help with our flock of Dorset sheep, Rouen ducks, border collies, and horses. A project that we are working on is out tall spindle orchard. We also have gardens of spicy herbs, vegetables, and flowers to tend. And, located near an urban area, we are often asked to give farm tours and host some special events.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Obviously, you can learn about shepherding and sustainable farming, explore the natural and historic landscapes in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Great Lakes area, and visit all the museums and attractions in the greater Cleveland area. Culturally, NE Ohio is part of what "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America" calls Yankeedom. We are part of the Western Reserve, an area settled by New England. Once an industrial region, we just celebrated the 50th anniversary of the burning of our Cuyahoga River which let to environmental protection in the states. Our river and lake have come back. Today, you can kayak in the river and swim in the lake.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    Looking for part-time help on the farm gardening and taking care of our sheep, ducks, horses, and dogs. In addition, help is needed getting a teenager to her extra curricular activities.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, some German, some French

  • Accommodation


    We have two guest rooms in our farm house where you would be staying in a family setting.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our farm is located in the historic Village of Peninsula, about a half an hour away from the City of Cleveland, located on the Lake Erie. The cost of living is northeast Ohio is reasonable; and there is a lot to do. Park trails are just a few feet from the farm.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    @10 - 20 hours per week

Host ref number: 378664484534