Work with our family on our farm in Amish country, Wisconsin, USA

  • États-Unis
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  • Activité récente: 21 févr. 2023



 Séjour min. souhaité : Au moins trois semaines



  • Description


    Our home and farm have been in our family for four generations. It is located near Elroy, Wisconsin and is in the heart of the Driftless Region, where the hills, rivers, and rock formations in this area are famous for predating the last Ice Age. It is a region of small family dairies, and local farmers raising crops, cattle, horses, bison, sheep, goats and poultry.

    We have been working for the past ten years on rebuilding our farm house, barn, stables, garage, wood shed, library, and art/performance space. We also have been trying to develop an organic kitchen garden, and a small fruit orchard with plans for expanding. The surrounding 600 acre property has been farmed by an Amish family since 1998, and as such, has not had any fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides used in over 25 years. Beautiful walks in the pastures, forests and agricultural land, swimming and fishing in local lakes and ponds are a treat in this part of the country. We also have two lovely Amish horses with saddlery for riding.

    We are a family of five: Tamur (age 61) is a local emergency room physician; Lauren (age 60) is a specialist in maternal and child health and has been working with the UN, and other international NGOs in global health. Kailen (age 25) studies South Asian Studies and Art at the University of Wisconsin; Liam (age 20) has been studying a wildlife guide in South Africa.; Nyal (age 28) is studying documentary film making at the University of Southern England.

    We are a traveling family and lived almost 20 years outside of the US in Pakistan, Benin, Madagascar and France.

    We love international students and travelers and would happy to welcome you in our home!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
  • 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

    We have many connections with local Amish neighbors who are engaged in cattle and poultry farming, organic kitchen gardening, wood cabinet making, carpentry, raising and training of horses, baking and food processing. A work away guest would have many opportunities to interact, learn from and work with this community while staying with us.

    Madison, Wisconsin, the capitol of the state, is a 90 minute drive from the farm. Madison is a small, pretty, college town, home to University of Wisconsin and is located on the isthmus of Lake Manona and Lake Mendota. Madison has many interesting restaurants/bars, a very lively year-round sports scene (cross-country skiing, biking, running, rock climbing) and a good local music scene. The Overture Center and the Chazen Museum in downtown Madison has many interesting musical, theatrical and art events all year. Madison also has great farmers market from Spring through late Fall.

    The city of Chicago is a three hour drive from our farm which is home to the Art Institute of Chicago, many blues and jazz venues and a very rich architectural heritage.

  • Aide


    Types of work: main house and property maintenance; cutting wood for fires, clearing of brush and fallen trees from forest, maintaining and expanding organic kitchen garden and flowers; tree planting/expansion of fruit orchard; establishment of new greenhouse in geodesic dome; We have full sets of wood working tools, metal work, painting, workshops and barn.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Urdu: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    We are a multi-lingual family and would love to help anyone who comes to improve their English, French, or Hindi/Urdu 🤗

  • Hébergement


    We have a fully functioning two bedroom house next to the main house for workaway guests with bathroom, kitchen, living room, and central heating and cooling for use while helping us around the farm. There is a wood stove fire available in the winer season. The property has full internet access. We are also woking on completing an outdoor sauna for winter months with which we need help.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Occasional outings for guests could also include canoeing on the Wisconsin, Baraboo and Kickapoo Rivers, biking on the 400 mile Elroy-Sparta bike trail through Amish country, visit to the Mississippi River, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. The American Players Theatre is about 1 hour away in the town of Spring Green, near the home town of the renowned architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.

    In winter months one can go cross country skiing; ice skating; tobogganing and outdoor bonfires.

  • 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

    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il aimait accueillir les digital nomads.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    dogs are welcome

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

N° de référence hôte : 887775916128


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