Enjoy a cultural exchange in the Black Hills and Jaynee's Garden, South Dakota, USA


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    I take the Pandemic seriously, and will only consider Workawayers that use precautions in their lives for the safety of all. I have an Air Purifier that kills the SARS-Cov2 virus within 3 minutes. Its an extra layer of protection, and I still need those that stay in my home to be careful in public.

    In exchange, I provide a private bedroom, shared bathroom, any food you'd like in the fridge or pantry. Let me know if you have special dietary needs.
    The Black Hills of South Dakota is a beautiful, culturally rich area with Mt Rushmore, hiking trails, the great history of Native Americans and we attract several thousands from all over the world each year.
    I have a chow Australian Shephard mix. Her name is Pele and she's in training. At this time, no other dogs are welcome at the house. She is still recovering from 2 fights this year with other dogs. She is a very sweet dog and loving.
    There is a 10 day trial period to see if its a suitable fit for all involved.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The Black Hills is a very beautiful sacred place that draws several thousand tourists each year. When a workawayer stays with me, there will be many enriching opportunities for them to grow and explore in the Rapid City and surrounding communities. Depending on the time of year, the areas of learning will be in planting, harvesting, identifying plants and weeds, sorting, cooking, cutting and storing. Its important for me to provide myself and others with fresh produce from a pesticide free garden. I expect to learn about the workawayers culture and different ways of living and viewing things. I hope to build a friendship that is built on trust, respect for our differences and the choice that honors our desire to help each other.

  • Help


    I would like help with planting and transplanting/storing herbs and vegetables/meals.
    I am downsizing a large garden and I would like to build a shed and space for people. My roof got hail damage, so I will be replacing that as well. Preparing the deck to be painted is on the priorities and painting the walls inside -accent walls or entirely different colors is what I am still considering. Tasks also include organizing crawl space and shed to general and deep cleaning.
    I also need help with our non-profit-marketing and other organizational needs we have.
    Help with Organizing leads for the non-profit and business I run. Also, planning digital and live events.
    Whatever you enjoy doing, I would like to offer that kind of work to you.
    There is a lot to do around here and when hours are completed, I would be able to offer a wage if its a workable arrangement.
    Things can get messy around the house and its important for me to keep things tidy, imperfectly. I would like it if you kept the bedroom you stay in clean, clothes put away, etc. I feel better in a decluttered environment.
    I'm a work in progress and still living into that one!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    There’s a private bedroom with a raised air mattress bed and there is a couch, desk, dresser and closet.
    You're welcome to get produce out of the garden. You're welcome to food in the cupboards and fridge.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are lots of hiking in the black hills and other attractions. Dining is close by and lyft is an option for transportation. When agreed upon work is completed, I can be available for driving as well.

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    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

    I could use some help with grant writing, and various types of marketing including social media. Also, help with accounting and other tech projects.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    I have a large driveway and campers, larger vehicles are welcome.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    25 hours a week-meals provided

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