Experience life on a farm-stay on the Texas gulf coast, USA

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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Details

  • Description

    Description

    We operate a non profit farm specialising in therapeutic horse riding and gardening activities for people with varying disabilities and we are based on the beautiful Island of Galveston.

    We are 1 mile from a beach and 1 mile from the bay and both are easily walkable / rideable. We also have a great swimming pool that you are able to enjoy in your down time.

    In addition to horses, we also have free range chickens, honey bees, dogs and cats.

    The Workaway person would help with general home, farm and animal care duties to include cleaning, fencing, maintenance, gardening, help with horses and riding sessions, and maintaining chickens and bees.

    Due to the nature of the farm regarding animals and machinery we prefer our workaways to be aged 24+.

    We can also accommodate a “Workaway couple” due the bedroom having a double sized bed.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    A traveler with an interest in therapy and horses would get valuable experience here. I have been training and working with horses for many years and would be happy to pass on my knowledge to the right Workaway.

    The farm is on a touristic island so there are always events and plenty of things to do.

    Galveston is approx 1 hour from the Houston airports.

  • Help

    Help

    General farm duties as well as specific horse skills are the main areas of need but not essential.

    Some house cleaning and home maintenance skills would be required but we have an onsite farm manager that will guide you through the tasks required. The ability to self manage and be pro active will benefit both you and us.

    Computer/social media help always appreciated but not necessary.

    There is no work involving the rental accommodation we offer.

    The upkeep and well being of all our animals is paramount. You must be an animal lover especially with the cats and dogs as they all enjoy a cuddle and some fuss.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    English Spanish - intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have a private room with a double bed with a closet and window seat. There is a shared bathroom with 2 sinks, a shower and toilet.

    A Workaway couple could easily share this room.

    A full kitchen, microwave, and fridge freezer are available to use along with a great lounge with Netflix etc.
    A Walmart plus other grocery stores locally with a huge selection of food.
    Literally Hundreds of restaurants and bars on the island.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Biking is pretty easy as island is flat. Could work out other transport as needed.
    Good internet.
    Cats and dogs in house. Do not apply if allergic - thanks

  • 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 host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Good internet. ATT fiber

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    negotiable

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week. Flexibility is key on the farm is key.

Host ref number: 999177477163

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