Help around our one acre homestead in the Chattahoochee National Forest in the north Georgia mountains, USA


United States

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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

  • Description


    My mother and I have a one acre homestead in the Chattahoochee National Forest in the north Georgia mountains. We are close to the Appalachian Trail, Brasstown Bald, Blood Mountain, Toccoa River, tons of hiking trails, canoeing, and kayaking. We also have a small rental cabin on the property that is listed on Airbnb, so lots of folks in and out. We are both retired, so life is here is very laid back, just the sound of the creeks that you can hear from anywhere on the property, surrounded by nature on all sides. Close enough to a couple of small towns so shopping and restaurants are never more than 30 minutes away.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are both retired school teachers who have travelled extensively (Russia, Germany, England, Scotland, Italy, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand) and love to share our love of other cultures with our visitors. In return, you will live in a very relaxing, beautiful place surrounded by nature. Learn what life is like living in the Chattahoochee National Forest, close to tourist destinations that are also small towns. Because we have an Airbnb on site, you will get to meet many different people. We are close to Atlanta, Georgia/Chattanooga, Tennessee/Asheville, North Carolina.

  • 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


    As two retired ladies running a holiday rental, we need help with landscaping and yard maintenance. We are looking for someone to help with the following projects (plus other things as well): building a raised bed garden, planting things around the yard, building a walkway in the garden, building a retaining wall around a fire pit, blowing the leaves off the yard in the fall, pressure washing the house, deck and stairs to the cabin, helping to maintain the garden/yard. Would also like to build either a chicken coop, or a pen for goats. If you are able to help with cleaning the rental cabin, that is an opportunity to earn spending money. I am also looking to learn a new creative skill that I can share with our guests - I would like to offer them an experience that they cannot get anywhere else. Maybe you have that skill that you can share with me?

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Private bedroom with a full bed, closet, chest of drawers, and a TV with all streaming services (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon). The bedroom is attached to the kitchen and dining room. We lead a quiet life - no kids, but we do have 4 cats and 2 sweet dogs. There is a half-bath (toilet and sink) directly across the hall from the bedroom, with a full bath (for showering) about 20 feet away through the kitchen. We eat healthy, and I cook every day. You are welcome to join us for meals, or eat on your own. During the growing season, we go to the local Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings for fresh, local grown vegetables and flowers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your time off, there are so many places around for outdoor activities: hiking, kayaking, canoeing, white water rafting, tubing, horseback riding, and camping. There is no public transport nearby as we are out in the country. There are a few Uber and Lyft cars, but not many. We are 15 minutes by car from the nearest grocery store. We welcome people from all walks of life, any race, gender or age. MUST be non-smoking, as smoking is not allowed anywhere on our property. This is non-negotiable. We may be able to work out your use of our second car, if you are able to obtain a driver's license. There is an opportunity for work outside our home, as well as times when you can earn money here, cleaning our rental cabin.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • 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

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Your private bedroom with Roku TV with Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu.
The chair in your bedroom.
The bathroom directly across from your room.
The bathroom directly across from your bedroom.
The main bathroom for showering.
Our front yard, next to the creek.
The view from our front porch.
The creek in our front yard.
One of our cats, checking our online reservations for our onsite rental cabin.
The tiny cabin on our property that we rent out through Airbnb.
The town of Blue Ridge, GA, about 30 minutes by car from our house.

Host ref number: 445384398395