Experience ranch life in the American West in the Star Valley Wyoming, USA

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United States

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    29/11/2022

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  2022 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a 1700 acre ranch in beautiful Star Valley Wyoming that has been in the family for five generations. We run cattle, grow horse hay, and have cabins we rent out as vacation rentals. We are committed to doing right by the land, and sharing this beautiful part of the world with others by working hard and having fun while we're at it.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    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

    This is an opportunity to see what a real working ranch is like in the American West. It's also a chance to get closer to nature as our property borders Bridger Teton national forest. Our family is fairly well traveled and we love meeting people from different cultures to share experiences and world views.

  • 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.

  • Help

    Help

    There are several different aspects of the operation we are eager to have help with, and we are happy to cater the tasks to the skill sets workawayers bring to the table. The work varies quite a bit depending on where we're at in the season, but some of the things we generally need help with are irrigation, pulling weeds, landscaping, fixing fence, cleaning the cabins, working cattle, and various construction projects. We prefer to have people who are looking for a two week minimum stay.

    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a 5 bedroom 2 bathroom house about a block (150 meters) away from the ranch that functions as a work exchange house. Though it was built in the 20s it was recently completely renovated, and has two living rooms and a full kitchen. Generally speaking, each work exchanger gets their own room, though if you’re traveling with someone we may ask if it’s ok with you to share a room that has two beds in it. Each room has a full mattress, though generally not with a bed frame as we rent it out in the wintertime, and bed frames and box springs are really difficult to move in and out of the house with all the stairs.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located right at the base of the Rocky Mountains, an hour south of Jackson hole, and two and a half hours from Yellowstone. If you like being out in nature this is the spot for you. This area is especially known for its fly fishing, but it's also a great place for everything from river rafting, hunting, horseback riding, rock climbing, you name it. The only issue is transportation, we are pretty isolated and without a car it's hard to get into Thayne, the next town over, (the nearest place with a store). That being said, we go into town pretty much daily (multiple times a day usually) and you are more than welcome to get a ride from one of us. Two towns over in Etna, there is also a bus that heads into Jackson Hole on weekdays in the early morning and comes back in the afternoon, and we're happy to drive you to pick that up as well should you want to make a day trip of it.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

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

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