Help us with forest trail maintenance and DIY projects in Grapeland, United States



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  • Description


    My husband, baby, and I have a home on roughly 18 acres adjacent to Davy Crockett National Forest. We have 10-15 forested acres and a beautiful meadow with native wildflowers and grasses. Our 2 pups love to run through the creek that winds through the land and play in the tall grass. We often have wildlife sightings of deer, hogs, and armadillos, and there are beautiful birds everywhere. We would welcome some help with tasks around the house and various DIY projects on our property. We have both been Workawayers ourselves, so we have a good idea of what you need to have a fulfilling volunteer experience!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We offer a unique experience for the average Workawayer because our region is not only ecologically rich (we live in the Piney Forest, adjacent to the national forest), but it has a long and abundant history. The two oldest towns in Texas are minutes away and we live only a few miles from El Camino Real de los Tejas (one of the oldest roads in Texas). Our land also used to be home to several American indigenous peoples, we even find arrow heads around the property on occasion. Workawayers who join us will be able to explore the forests, towns, and parks around the area to get a real sense of the distinct culture of Deep East Texas.

    On a more personal level, we know what it's like to have to adapt to new places, languages, and cultures; so we are able to empathize and identify with people who come from far off. We were Workawayers ourselves in Serbia and have lived in three other countries together. In fact, my husband became the volunteer manager for an organization made up entirely of Workaway volunteers in Serbia and we spent most of our time at that organization making Workawayers feel part of the team. We have a passion for cross-cultural exchange and believe strongly in the value of working and living side-by-side. We plan to eat dinner with our Workawayers as often as they'd like and help shoulder to shoulder with them on any projects we undertake together.

  • Aide


    We would welcome help with trail maintenance in the forest, home maintenance and repairs (workawayers with carpentry and construction experience preferred!), and various outdoor building projects.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Intermédiaire
    Portugais: Intermédiaire

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    We speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese and are open to learning new languages!

  • Hébergement


    Workawayers have access to our guest room with a full bed, shared bathroom, and access to our kitchen to cook breakfast and lunch (dinner will be a family meal with us!)

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We are very remote! There is no public transportation and our road is a dirt/gravel maintained by our county. We are only a few miles away from the state park Mission Tejas and Lake Ratcliff.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    We have lots of space for vans/motorhomes! We do not have electric or water hookups for motorhomes.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 142742141169