Learn about a sustainable way of life at our hobby homestead in Salmon, Idaho, USA

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a married couple who have 3 grown children. Doug has had Parkinson's Disease for the past 23 years which is one reason we would welcome a little extra help around our 17 acres and with his care. Our house is located 10 miles from Salmon, Idaho which is a gorgeous area and our land has a beautiful creek that runs through our property. We love to garden, hobby homestead make soap, we love to cook, can, and dehydrate food of all kinds. We can use help processing wild game and fish such as elk, deer, chickens, turkeys and grouse. We have a small lavender and herb garden where tasks include pruning, watering, harvesting and general tending. We have lots of yard stuff and day to day maintenance as well as tending to the animals. We only have a cat and dog "Ruby" that need care givers at this time. We would welcome some help in these areas as well as some general maintenance and help with building projects such as refurbishing our log cabin with pressure washing, staining, painting and chinking this summer. Unfortunately, Shannon has suffered some recent foot injuries and is not able to keep up with all that is required here. We have a lot of tasks to do! We have hosted 37 guests and we absolutely love ❤️ this amazing help/home share organization!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Elderly Companionship
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    We hope to offer a “live off the land”mentality to all who visit our home. We grow, gather or hunt for most of our food and we hope to teach those who come here a new, more sustainable way of life. Healthy eating is a way of life for us but we love to bake as well. We raised our own chickens for the freezer, fished for trout, harvested a moose and a nice whitetail deer this year so there will be plenty of good all natural proteins to share with you. We offer loads of local vegetables and canned goods as well. We welcome anyone who wants to cook or grill for us as well. The kitchen is open to all!

  • Help

    Help

    We welcome volunteers who are interested in our simple way of life. We are also looking for those interested in learning ”back to basic" ways of life and making do with what natural resources we have available locally as our closest large city is 2 hours away. We have a large rustic log cabin with plenty of room to have your own basement living quarters and upstairs bathroom as well as abundant outdoor opportunities for camping, hunting, fishing, hiking and whitewater rafting. We live on the edge of the Frank Church Wilderness area that provides many outdoor recreational activities.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We live in a large rustic log cabin with separate basement living quarters for guests/volunteers. We include all food, snacks and beverages needed for our guests and highly encourage sharing cooking expertises together. We love cooking but always welcome cuisine from other areas and encourage guests to share their cooking skills with us. We encourage guests to bring their own van or camper as well as we have the perfect peaceful place to sleep.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a very remote part of the state that offers many outdoor recreational opportunities such as hunting, fishing, whitewater rafting, hiking, horseback riding, biking and birdwatching. The Frank Church Wilderness, located nearby offers pristine mountains, lakes, Hot springs, rivers and unending beauty. We have raised 3 children, had 5 foster kids, hosted 2 foreign exchange students and one seasonal worker and over 37 Workaway guests. They have all thoroughly blessed us and enjoyed the outdoors here in Idaho. We encourage everyone who lives here to be part of the family by pitching in with chores, projects, gardening, helping neighbors, cooking or any other activity we are involved in. We are a house full of lots of love and affection and we encourage anyone who wants to live the American Dream to come try it with us!

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day occasionally Saturdays- max 25 hours/week

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