Help in our garden and with daily life at our property in Florida forest, near Gainesville, USA

  • United States
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  • Last activity: 16 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Come help us at our country home which is surrounded by thousands of acres of wildlife management areas.

    Recently retired, Joseph was professional photographer and Deborah was a voice teacher. We are both well traveled and feel you will benefit from a cultural exchange here in several ways.

    Our area is rich in cultural opportunities. We can help you arrange trips to several nearby museums museums and historical sites.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

    Don’t miss the nearby Florida Museum of Natural History, the Butterfly Rainforest or the Harnes Museum of Art.
    There are often theater, and musical performances at the Philips Center for the Performing Arts, and the Hippodrome State Theater.

    We’re surrounded by wilderness, plentiful wildlife and recreational opportunities such as photography, hiking, boating, fishing, birdwatching, etc. Want to see some HUGE ALLIGATORS in the wild?

    A short day-trip to the coast and you can see the endangered manatee or visit historic Saint Augustine, North America's oldest, continuosly inhabited city.

    Plentiful crystal clear springs and rivers waters offer kayaking, canoeing, tubing, snorkeling, and upright paddle boarding. There is even a canopy zipline nearby!

  • Help


    PLEASE NOTE: Since the COVID outbreak, we have scaled back substantially and at this time are hosting only one or two vaccinated volunteers at a time.
    So you or you and your traveling companion would be the only Workawayers here.
    Accordingly, if you are looking for a group or community atmosphere this is currently not the right place for you.

    Primarily we’re looking for help with planning and organizing Keto-friendly meals.
    If you’re a vegetarian or vegan this is probably not the right place for you.

    Also, Joseph can often use and extra set of hands on various projects. While we use professional tradesmen with bigger projects, you can help by working with us on gardening, cleaning and light maintenance.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I'm interested in advancing my limited skills in Spanish and French a can help with English language skills.

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers can stay in a private room or park their R.V. In a site with electricity available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This area abounds in natural beauty and wildlife. Also, we're near Gainesville, Florida, home of The University of Florida, with many cultural and sporting events.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have electric and water hookups but no dumpstation. However there is one at a truck stop up the road.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Host ref number: 569185482495

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