Help on our family farm in the beautiful state of Idaho, USA


United States

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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    I am a retired nurse, an artist, and a writer. I enjoy the outdoors and gardening. I have a small farm that my two grown sons help me run. We have the most beautiful sunsets. We need help with upkeep of the farm. Mostly though we need help with building a house for my son. We hope to have a great experience getting to know other cultures. We have enjoyed hosting exchange students from all over the world and would like to experience workaway. Many of our exchange students have returned to visit us again because they became like family. I enjoy communicating with them still.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    My family is involved in agriculture, but I have also been a music teacher and can teach piano and art as well as other skills. Idaho is a beautiful state with many beautiful things to see. The people here in Idaho are very friendly. Idaho Falls is a good sized town with lots of cultural experiences to be part of.

  • Help


    I am mostly looking for individuals who can help with construction of a house. I'm also looking for someone who would like to help with weeding my flower beds and some landscaping and other yard work, housework and cleaning inside and outside my home. So individuals or couples who could help my son in building his house is our main need and that is our big most important project. We are trying to build the house ourselves.

    The log kit is here and we hope to start putting the kit together soon. So if someone has carpenter skills or are willing to learn, we really need as much help as possible. This is probably a 6 month project but you can come for a week or for a month, whatever works for you.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and Spanish

  • Accommodation


    There is a large bedroom with two twin beds and a queen bed. A family room with couches to relax on and a TV is adjoining. You might be asked to share the room with another workaway. You will be included in all our family activities as part of our family because we will be treating you like a member of our family and we will be working and playing right alongside you. There is no smoking or alcohol in my home. Wifi is available and I can pick you up at the airport or take you to places. There is no public transportation from town to my house but I can give you a ride and can pick you up at the airport or bus stop.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are only 5 miles away from the city of Idaho Falls and 3 miles away from the city of Shelley. There are hiking paths, swimming pools, fishing, places to explore all within a short distance. Museums and parks and sports are available to experience.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

My son on the left teaching an exchange student from China how to throw an American football in front of our house last year.
My four sons in our house the week we finished building it and moved in four years ago. We did most of the construction ourselves. Only two of my sons still live close by.
Enjoy picnic's in our yard on our farm with me and my sons and their families. Here I am with my son and his fiance' and my granddaughter and her mother having a picnic. My other son took the picture.
My living room.

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