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 online, so lots of folks in and out. We are currently renovating a bunkhouse/hostel to rent out as well. 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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Elderly Companionship
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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, France, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, Iceland) 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 rental cabin on site, you will get to meet many different people. We are close to Atlanta, Georgia/Chattanooga, Tennessee/Asheville, North Carolina.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • 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, renovating a bunkhouse/hostel to be rented out, 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. If you are able to help with cleaning the rental cabin, that is an opportunity to earn spending money. It pays $25 per cleaning, which is 2 to 3 times per week. 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

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    My mother and I are retired educators, and are always interested in learning other languages, and helping other people learn English.

  • Accommodation


    Private bedroom with a full (double) 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 a small dog. 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 or age, but ideally looking for a female Workawayer. MUST be non-smoking, as smoking is not allowed in our house, or in any of our rental spaces. This is non-negotiable. 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

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Our Home is in a cellular dead zone, but we have very good Wi-Fi, and plenty of places for anyone to work at a computer - the kitchen island, their bedroom, the front porch, or deck.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    I have enough parking for a sedan, truck, or van. I don’t have enough room for a motorhome.

  • 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

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