Help on an organic farm near beautiful Acadia National Park Maine, USA


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    Hi, I'm Chuck - a retired homesteader in beautiful small town Lamoine, Maine. I raise chickens, split firewood and grow my own vegetables on two acres and in working greenhouses. I have two grown children who run their own businesses locally, who drop in daily. I aways need help in the gardens with planting, weeding and harvesting veggies
    (greenhouse work is aways fun!!), and splitting and piling firewood. My house is a classic 1870s wooden home so there are always things to repair, refinish or clean (some light housework would be amazing too, although I dont expect anyone to be a maid).

    Come and explore Lamoine and Acadia National Park, which is only a 15 minute drive away.

    We swim, kayak, hike, bike or paddleboard daily after work in the summer months.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers can learn organic growing techniques, how to raise vegetable starts, use drip irrigation, trellises and suckering crops, working in greenhouses, and other related farming techniques.
    Acadia National Park offers hiking, biking, kayaking, and swimming in a beautiful setting (I have bikes and kayaks you can borrow). Great meals are always provided from the gardens or the ocean.

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    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Planting, weeding, harvesting veggies.
    Splitting, stacking firewood
    Light housework like vacuuming.
    Building projects.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You'll have your own clean, spacious and private bedroom on the first floor, with a double bed. Shared bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Acadia National Park - 47,000 acres
    Bar Harbor
    Ocean within walking distance
    Free transit (bus) within 5 minutes, to Bar Harbor and around Park

  • 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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