Join our family in the mountains of Virginia, USA



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    My family is always busy with we could use another pair (or more!) of hands to help us out! We own an 11-acre hobby farm in the mountains of Virginia, with horses, a dog, a garden, an orchard, and a berry patch. It is a beautiful location, only 2 miles from the Appalachian Trail and close to Blacksburg, Virginia (home of Virginia Tech). However, we often seem to be too busy doing projects (like painting, fixing old barns, gardening, and cleaning) to enjoy it!

    We both work at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, in environmental and educational areas. Our children (twins!) are both in 5rd grade and are very active with sports, music, and other activities. We love spending time outdoors and going fishing, hiking, or hunting. Or lounging in the hammock. Our dog could be a professional napper, and our horses excel at eating.

    We would love the opportunity to get to know some Workawayers, and we could be very flexible with what you help with. We want you to tailor your activities to your own skills and interests. Potential projects include cooking, helping in the garden and orchard, repairing fences and barns, lawn care, general maintenance, artistic works, helping with the horses, and about a million other potential projects!

    We would prefer to host Workawayers who are interested in visiting for relatively short time periods, like two weeks or less.

    This would be a great Workaway stop for through-hikers on the Appalachian Trail who want a few days sleeping in a bed, showering, and doing laundry! We have 10-year-old twins, and we welcome families. Contact us, and let's see if we can arrange a stay! We would love the opportunity to share our home with you and get to know you during your visit.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Entretien général
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    S’occuper des animaux

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Often, travelers visit cities while exploring new areas. However, experiencing rural life is a completely different view of a culture! Visitors would get to experience an area rich in history and outdoor activities. And my husband and I are a wildlife biologist and fisheries biologist, so you'll get to learn about nature, if you're interested!

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

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

  • Aide


    Love to cook? You're in charge of preparing some meals. Good with tools? Your mission might be helping to repair an ailing barn. Green thumb and you can make anything grow? Garden and orchard for you. Artistic? Find inspiration in the beautiful Virginia scenery and create something. As you can tell, we are very flexible and want you to have an enjoyable experience that fits your interests and skills.

    There are always so many things that could be done that each Workawayer could select activities best fitting his or her skills and interests. We would expect around 3-4 hours per day of help (5 days per week) for room and food. For some of the larger projects, we might prefer longer blocks of time on the weekends when we can work with you, freeing up more days for you during the week. But all that's pretty flexible, too.

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    Anglais: Courant

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  • Hébergement


    Private bedroom with queen bed, with your own bathroom (with shower) across the hall. Additional space in a nearby room for an inflatable mattress, if needed. We would love to have you join us for meals, if you choose. Otherwise you can have space in the fridge and cabinet for your own food. Families, couples, or singles are all welcome.

    We have excellent internet access, with wi-fi. Cell phone service is not very reliable, though.

    No drugs; no smoking inside (preferably no smoking at all). Well-behaved pets are welcome; we have a large dog of our own.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    The New River Valley and Blacksburg, Virginia are wonderful areas for outdoor activities, from hiking to fishing to boating to rock climbing. Blackburg is a fun college town where there are always activities going on...and lots of good restaurants and bars, of course. The Appalachian Trail is only a couple miles away from the house. We drive into Blacksburg (about 25 minutes away) almost daily and you could tag along and explore the town on your own using the public bus line.

    We are a friendly, laid-back family that likes to keep on the move with sports, music, and school activities. We don't get to travel nearly as much as we would like (pesky school and work keep getting in the way). Workaway travelers will hopefully give us the opportunity to interact with interesting people from different places, without even leaving our home!

  • 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

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  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

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  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Around 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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