Live on a small island in a close-knit community Island in Wisconsin, USA


United States

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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    We are looking for a LONG-TERM stay. Someone to AT LEAST get my parents through the upcoming winter, but committing to a year would be ideal. :)

    UPDATE: We are currently not taking reservations due to COVID-19. We still need help with the large property, however. Anyone to take the position would have to do 2 weeks strict quarantine before starting (accommodation provided) due to COVID-19 and the advanced age of my parents making them a part of a vulnerable population.

    We have a very small country resort where we rent our cottages to island visitors. My mom runs the business and is going into semi-retirement. She needs someone to help here clean buildings for the few reservations she is still accepting.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Elderly Companionship
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The position comes with hourly pay, a private on-site apartment, and meals. The island is a very unique and stunning rural location that becomes a tourist destination over the summer. Summer here mean bond fires by the lake, fishing, swimming, walks in the woods, baseball games, and everything else that living on a small countryside island entails. Over the winter locals snowmobile, ice fish, cross country ski, snow shoe, and just hang out together in our small close-knit community of 700. A car/passenger ferry needs to be taken to reach the beautiful island located in Lake Michigan. There is no stop light, Starbucks, fast food, or movie theater. This is true country living! Most people never get the chance to live on a small island surrounded by fresh water in a close-knit community for a year. This is the opportunity of a life time as it comes with wonderful accommodations in a beautiful setting.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

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    We are looking for a 9 month to 1-year stay. (Longer if everyone is happy. :)

    Looking for someone to help my elderly but very active and independent parents who live on a beautiful island in Wisconsin on a large farm with waterfront property. My parents need help with: household chores, running errands, odd jobs around the house, and turning over rental buildings for the occasional guests who pay to rent out cottages on our beautiful lakeshore property. No medical or personal care of either parent is needed. They simply need help getting day-to-day things accomplished on the large retired fruit farm. Keeping the house going is getting a bit overwhelming for them in their old age.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private accommodation separate from main house where parents live. 2 bed room, one bath, with full kitchen, private patio, and BBQ. It's a modern apartment, decorated nicely and it includes Internet and a flat screen TV with satellite cable. There are also kayaks, bikes, a lake side cabana, and lake side fire pit on the property as well as miles of trails through the woods.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    My friendly and kind of kooky family needs an extra set of hands around the house to help my very active and independent but elderly parents. The ideal person will have a can do pitch in attitude and will help with anything from cleaning out the fridge to organizing a closet to shopping, to lifting items that are too heavy for my parents to lift. This is basically a personal assistant job that just happens to be located on a beautiful island resort (not currently taking reservations due to COVID) when people pay to rent cottages. In your off hours you will enjoy everything our small island community has to offer. The right candidate will love nature, want to live in the rural country side, be a handy problem solver, and be willing to help with just about any odd task that arises.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    House trained, friendly, and vaccinated dogs may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    20-30 a week

Host ref number: 716375819555