Greetings! My husband and I have lived all over the USA and recently settled in the beautiful city of Vergennes, VT. Several years ago we spent time in France and England working with several families through the workaway program. It was hard work, but an experience we will never forget and hope to do again. We knew we wanted to host volunteers ourselves when we returned home.
We are looking for someone to help with the many cleaning/improvement projects to do around this historic house. We won't expect you to do anything we haven't done or aren't helping with ourselves.
We are both easy going and love meeting new people. We are adventurous cookers and enjoy experimenting with different cuisines (and we'd dig learning some of your favorite recipes). We can do the cooking, or we can share that responsibility if you enjoy to cook as well. Help with the dishes or cooking will be expected beyond the working schedule we agree upon.
While we have traveled extensively, we are excited to settle down a little and get our "travel" through meeting people from all over the world. Our work is located less than 1 mile away from the Ticonderoga, NY train station (Amtrak) and only a 5 hr trip from New York City (NYC) and a few hours away from Montréal, Canada (2hr15 by car). Both NYC and Montreal are accessible by a daily train that goes to Ticonderoga. Our house is on Main Street in vergennes, Vermont and is easily walkable to restaurants, shops, grocery store, and parks.
We can pick you up from the train station in Ticonderoga, NY on a Monday-Friday, or from the airport in Burlington, VT, or bus station in Middlebury, VT.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
There are projects around the house we would like help with (painting, cleaning, renovation, gardening help in the summer, etc.) Helping set up the dinner table and with dishes will also be expected.
If English isn't your native language, then we hope to also be able to informally learn/ practice with you as well.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
You will have a private bedroom, Internet access, and opportunity to go on our weekend adventures in VT, NY, and beyond. When we go driving around for errands and fun you are welcome to come along too!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
25 hrs per week volunteer, opportunity for paid time if work more