Help with a few chores on our hobby farm with rescue animals, close to Boston, USA


United States

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We live on a beautiful, historic hobby farm in New England, close to Boston and the beach. We have goats, sheep, chickens, and a horse, as well as a dog and cat. We are a beer brewer and a writer/historian, so we never run out of things to talk about!
    James is the organizational head of a busy regional brewery and Bethany works as a museum manager and writer. There are four young adult kiddos, two in the area, so we have a big house that is feeling a bit empty.
    We have adopted a small group of rescue farm animals, including a very wonderful and very large horse! We would love general gardening, landscaping, and farm chore help, but it's not too onerous. You'll have plenty of time and fun!
    James sings in a sea shanty group, and loves to introduce folks to the wonderful beer available in the area. Bethany is kept quite busy with work but is also very happy to share the historical and cultural bounty of the region.
    We have a very friendly dog and a very unfriendly cat (who you may never even see). We have it all here - close to beaches, mountains, cities, and quaint towns. We have travelled extensively in Europe and would love to make more friends from there, but are open to all!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    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

    We are a portal to the cultural richness of New England - close to Boston and an easy bus trip to New York City, this is farm living with all the peace and quiet you would want but with world-class beaches, museums, history, restaurants, all close by.

  • Help


    We are looking for someone who would be able to help with farm chores and basic landscaping (2 hours per day average), and is independent and adventurous enough to fill the remaining hours of the day. We would prefer someone who is comfortable around animals and gardening.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We offer a comfortable private room with full-size bed, tv and video games, and shared bathroom/kitchen access in a beautiful 1817 farmhouse. Experienced, confident riders are welcome to take the HUGE Belgian draft horse, Chief, out for a ride. We imagine that we will occasionally share meals, but we tend to come and go fairly independently, so if you aren't super social, that's fine with us! We will make sure there is room in the pantry/fridge for whatever you need.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Newburyport, a lovely coastal city, is 10 minutes away and links up with a commuter train to Boston. There are numerous historic sites, parks, beaches, and other places to go all over the area.

  • 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

    We have fast, reliable wifi and a desk in your bedroom.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    2 hours per day, 4-5 days per week

Host ref number: 686779482535