Come and share a cultural exchange on my oasis near Atlanta, USA

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  • Last activity: 21 Sep 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    My name is Jeanine. I live on a large organic property nestled among beautiful gardens, small fruit orchards and beautiful forest, located in Lagrange/Pine Mountain, Georgia (about 1 hour south of Atlanta airport); and with that I have created a nice atmosphere for myself, my family and friends to have and enjoy. My daughters (all 3) have graduated and moved out, visiting often or when needing a getaway. This is a gorgeous place and well suited for someone that enjoys discovering countryside living in the US in a small town, surrounded by beauty and nature, yet close to Atlanta. I recently moved from Atlanta and am maintaining and creating this new venture and would like to share my sanctuary for travelers or those looking for opportunities as I have many.

    I am very easy going yet dedicated to my work and home and I am also very busy at times, as I also own a successful business. Accordingly, I work out of my home, and always in need of some extra hands to help with some general household chores, organic gardening, and some new building projects. As of right now, I have a few projects- Small home projects: cleaning, organizing, decluttering, etc. Someone very handy or familiar with home repair, would be a huge plus. Also, getting ready to start my yearly organic spring garden, outdoor spring planting and general house maintenance. I could also use help with some light clearing of slightly overgrown wooded areas. I provide very nice private garage apartment and general house staples (rice, beans, essentials etc) but I don’t cook set meals every day. You would be expected to cook your own food and also clean up, although many times you might find me excitedly planning and making my new favorite recipe to share and some family and friends dinners or wanting to learn your favorites. I am mostly vegetarian myself (raw food certified) and very health minded, but owned a restaurant for many years so have a strong passion for good food. I also go on periodical juicing and fasting days but don’t expect you to do so-haha. If you are handy in the kitchen, I would love a hand in that area too.

    During my free time, I enjoy meditation, yoga, natural medicine, holistic healing, gourmet raw and vegan food, hiking, biking, boating, snorkeling, swimming and reading. I am an avid traveler and love meeting people of different cultures. I would love to speak a second language (especially French-most of my family is fluent in French or also Spanish). I live in a rural area that doesn’t have direct public transportation, but has transportation (a couple miles away) to the Atlanta Airport and also public transportation. We also go to Atlanta quite often and also to the coast of Florida, as we also have offices in those locations.

    Couples accepted and preferred.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    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

    I have traveled to many countries around the world and enjoy sharing my experiences in traveling, business operations, and holistic healing. I look forward to sharing and learning from one another.

    We are an international family with a very fun yet busy lifestyle. It is a great mix of rural, city and coastal living mixed with work and leisure.

    We are between the town of Pine Mountain (resort area next to Callaway Gardens) and Lagrange about an hour from Atlanta. We are also close to FDR State Park and Warm Springs. Atlanta has much to offer and see.

  • Help


    Tasks or hours can vary, but I would ask 20-25 hours a week for room and some board, meaning pantry stock staples like coffee, beans, rice, pasta, vegetables & bread with some family dinners. I try to find out some of your favorite items to keep on hand. The tasks will vary, but can consist of organizational household projects, housecleaning, kitchen duty (especially yours, as I am particular about keeping a clean kitchen), helping with some meal prep and juicing, and some occasional laundry. Also gardening, yard and poolside sprucing, and sometimes project tasks ie planting gardens, looking after fruit trees and flowers and potting plants, pool furniture cleanup etc), and openness to any incoming handyman attention, building, carpentry etc. A plus if you are extremely organized and have a flair for decor. You must be comfortable with being able to be self sufficient at times when I am occupied with work and obligations. Most of all, I want you to enjoy your experience here and have some fun!!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private above garage apartment with private bedroom, bath, kitchenette, laundry and entrance, that is apart from the main house. On the property is Salt water pool, jacuzzi and sauna (when I am not entertaining or using sauna), and scooter available to use. More pictures to come.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Beautiful area for nearby hiking and nature. You will find deer on the property most days.

  • 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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 4-5 days a week (Total 20 hours)

Host ref number: 727228534616

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