Come see Lake Superior and the beautiful forests in Northern Minnesota and help at our family home near the small town of Two Harbors, USA.



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    About our area:
    We live in the small town of Two Harbors next to Lake Superior, the biggest fresh water lake in the word (in surface area, the third biggest in volume). Minnesota is a wonderful state of natural beauty. We have many unspoiled wilderness areas and national parks. We live 30 minutes from the city of Duluth (population 86,066)

    About us:
    We are a family of four. Nichole and Jonah (mom and dad) Caia (14) and Iris (12) (girls). We have a dog, two cats, and 13 chickens.

    We only speak English currently so you must be able to speak it well.

    We dont consider ourselves normal Americans. We are old punk rockers who enjoy Halloween, scavenging, political debates (Jonah), underground music, hiking, nature, 4-wheeling, hunting, art, literature, gardening, movies, video games, camping, foraging, biking, and big plans. We sometimes take on more than we can accomplish. Which is why we need extra hands to accomplish plans.
    We value uniqueness and intelligence. A positive attitude would be a welcome thing to have around here too.
    We are doing our best to conserve, reuse,and recycle. We try to waste as little as possible.
    I'm (Nichole) an artist who likes to be alone when creating art. But enjoys others company otherwise. This is my pet project and I'm super excited to meet you.
    Jonah is a musician and artist who plans on making an alblum in the future.
    We both have jobs. Jonah has a seasonal job as a gardener. So, in the winter he is home from work or working for his uncle. I work as a lab tech for the clinic in a town a little ways away. It takes me a while to drive to and from work.
    As a 2 parent working household we don't have a lot of extra time. Which is why the extra help here is much appreciated and needed.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

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

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Cultural exchange:
    History= In Two Harbors there is the Maritime museum, 3M museum, and the lighthouse. We live 30 minutes from historical Duluth which offers various museums, ore boat history, and a variety of historical buildings.
    Learning = We can teach you to tend to chickens, forage in the area, art, camping, and possibly hunting (if you will be with us for a while).

  • 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


    We have a medium/small family home in a rural area. Your main duty would be cleaning and organizing in the house and yard.
    Beyond that the help that is needed varies on the time of year and what we are currently working on. Please communicate with us about your skills, likes, and dislikes. We can find duties that fit you well.
    After the first few days it is important that you are able to work independently as we are both away at our jobs most week days. (April-November) Questions are always okay though. Communication is important.

    Type of help:
    Main one = Cleaning and organizing/ housekeeping/ laundry
    Other help=cooking, painting, carpentry/ building and remodeling, vegetable and fruit gardening, fixing things/ handy work, lawn care (summer), snow removal (winter), feeding and caring for chickens, wine making, foraging (seasonal), pet care and training, butchering deer (November), online help, harvesting and canning, mechanics (when needed), landscaping (when needed), and teaching.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant

  • Hébergement


    • Guest bedroom with fold out couch, is also our "art room" has organized art supplies in it and biok shelves.
    • There is a mini fridge in the room for guests to use.
    • One shared bathroom
    • Shared shower (good hot water)
    • You supply your own toiletries: shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, hair brush/comb.
    • We supply: clean towels, toilet paper, clean sheets, bedding (blankets).

    3 meals per day;
    • Breakfast = Are sometimes prepared and eaten together, and are sometimes prepared yourself
    • Lunches = Serve yourself, usually sandwich style meals or leftovers.
    • Dinners = Prepared and eaten together, cooking duty is shared by volunteering for a turn. We (the adults) love ethnic foods and variety and are willing to try new things (not spicy foods for Nichole and kids though). Occasionally we go out to eat or order delivery/ take-out foods from local restaurants in town.
    • Snacks = Some shared, some you provide for yourself.
    • Alcohol = Allowed in moderation

    Transportation: Most of the time we have bikes for you to use, weather permitting. Occasionally we can run you somewhere with our vehicles if it fits into our schedule.

    We have high speed internet.

    We have a dog that takes a little while to get used to people. Be patient and he will like you.

    Minnesota is a very cold state. The cold weather here lasts anywhere from October to May. Keep this in mind when packing clothes.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Attractions: Live 3 miles from access to Lake Superior.
    Live 30 min from historical Duluth. Duluth has a vibrant music and art scene.
    We know of and have access to many hiking trails.
    Local brewhouse (Castle Danger) had very good beer.

    Length of stay: 1 week to 2 months

    How many can stay = 1 or 2 people (if together, only 1 guest room)

  • 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

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

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