Enjoy a slower-paced life helping with some projects in Floyd County, Virginia, USA


United States

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    My husband and my family decided to move to the mountains about 4 years ago from the Tampa Bay area. We were looking for a slower-paced life. My husband and I have been empty-nesters for about 3 years now. We are in our late 40s early 50s with lots of life left. We bought 1.5 Acres with a fixer-upper and a rushing creek on it. The property and the home remodel has been a challenge for us. We would love to not only have the companionship but also the help around the premises to make our Homestead or Mountain dream. My husband is a master Carpenter and loves to teach the trade. I am a stay-at-home housewife that is now exploring college online. We have pets on the premises. One Beagle dog, two cats, and 6 chickens. One of the chickens is a pet chicken that will follow you around and set in your lap and loves to have her toenails painted. The property is surrounded by cow pastures. So laying in the hammock watching the cows while listening to the rushing Creek is one of my favorite relaxation times.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Floyd County is a unique area in the Appalachian Mountain. The town has a hippie Vibe but yet country feel. The homestead is surrounded by cow pastures, we see many calfs born every year. A very diverse area but yet very country. If you're in the city and you want to explore the true Country Life, Floyd County would be the place to be.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Carpentry skills is a big plus but not required. Help clear and build deck for camping area, help build outhouse with bath, gardening, garden beds, wood storage building, clearing land, remodeling home, animal care, art projects

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We provide the tent for tent camping, possibly room in home, electric and running water, compost toilet. Meals will be provided outside on grill as much as possible. Covered dining area by canopy or enclosed tent.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Things to do in Floyd County. Arts, music, biking, hiking, waterfalls, zipline, kayaking. You have access to the Blue Ridge Parkway along with the Appalachian Trail. Festivals in the area Floyd Fest, Tour de Floyd, Little River Poetry, Summer goddess Retreat, Floyd Yoga Jam, County Fair, Chantilly Farms. We have wineries, breweries and distilleries in the area. The Country Store , Dogtown, and Buffalo Mountain Brewery has live music and Lush Lounge for the 1920 theme speakeasy.

  • 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 possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    only well behaved pets. Must be friendly and like other dogs, chickens, cows and cats

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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