Help me in my garden in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. USA

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  • Description

    Description

    If you like to garden and play in Nature, come spend a one or two weeks with me in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. I live in a sweet farmhouse bordering a wetland 2 miles outside of Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

    My eco-friendly home was built by a master gardener 30-odd years ago. She and her partner spent hours every day, spring through fall, working in her exquisite gardens. But that is not my life and I need help!

    I'll have 500 daffodils that brighten up the garden by April, irises and tulips in May, then dozens of peonies blooming in every direction the eye can see in mid-June, lilies all through July, and zinnias making crazy spectacles of themselves until the first frost. Every bed is crying out for attention.

    I love to garden, but 15 years ago I founded and now help to facilitate a rapidly expanding and exciting non-profit. With COVID I left my office in town and now coach and counsel private clients from my front porch or online. I travel when I can locally and internationally for work and leisure.

    I loved raising my 3 children, now adults and living busy lives elsewhere. When I'm not working or in the garden, I'm laughing with friends, visiting with my partner, dancing, hiking, or doing yoga. I have a smoke-free home.

    I'd love to have you get in touch if working on the earth in my garden and hiking the surrounding trails sounds like YOUR kind of workaday vaca!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Pratique d’une langue
    Jardinage
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Should you be interested, my home is one of 17 others in a land trust community (meaning we share the open space that surrounds our properties). You will have interesting and friendly neighbors who will wave “hi” or loan you a few eggs if we’ve run out, but won’t bother you otherwise.

    Great Barrington and the Berkshires is a cultural mecca for fascinating people. We have a vibrant farming and socially conscious community of all ages, a fabulous weekly farmers market, nationally recognized organic co-op market, and enough music, theatre, and movie options to fill your craving for arts and entertainment. And our little town was voted "Best Small Town in America" in 2012 by Smithsonian Magazine.

    I'm also a continual learner, always curious about those I meet and excited to expand my minimal knowledge of Spanish and French, should you speak those languages.

  • Aide

    Aide

    I'm in need of 4 to 5 hours of mulching, edging, weeding, cutting back, dividing beds, mowing the lawn, and tending my garden between mid-April and mid-November. If you have basic home repair skills there are always small projects here and there, though those skills are not essential for your stay with me. We would also share some cooking/shopping/meal prep.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant

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  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    I live alone part of the time in a simple 4-bedroom farmhouse. The first floor is an open plan with a beautiful granite countertop kitchen and gas stove, great if you like to cook.

    I’m happy to provide healthy organic food; internet, a sweet and comfortable private bedroom with a twin bed, closet, and desk (and a loft with another twin bed); a shared bath (with shower and deep tub); and a bike for riding in and out of our lively small town 2 miles away. Smithsonian Magazine voted Great Barrington the best small town in America in 2012! Just sayin'!

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    There’s a groomed 20-minute walk through the woods around the perimeter of our community should you desire an easy walk. Or should you like more challenge you might bike a few miles to the Appalachian Trail that crosses Rt 7 just south of town or to the many other hiking trails nearby. Also there are great country roads for biking.

    We also have 4 yoga studios in town, a CrossFit club, a number of great cafés and coffee shops, fabulous shopping and dining, and a few great nightspots for fun.

    I eat a very healthy diet and love to cook great protein-rich breakfasts. I'm gluten-free and non-dairy, but have no problem stocking the kitchen with other healthy options if you're not.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    We have pretty decent Wi-Fi here. Sometimes spotty phone service

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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