Help with restoration, daily life in a 153 year old church in Pennsylvania, USA

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  • Última atividade: 8 nov. 2023



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 2 semanas



  • Descrição


    We have a church we have turned into a home, workshop and studio.

    My husband is Scottish & I'm American. We've traveled a lot and love meeting people.

    This is a huge project and extra hands are always appreciated!

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda com computadores/internet
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    We have a really positive attitude, love talking and exchanging ideas, love sharing knowledge and learning from others too.

    Remodeling a bell tower, adding & remodeling bathrooms, firewood gathering & lots of projects going, we like people who have skills & are happy to teach those that don't.

    We try to always do a local tour of the area with our Workaway friends. Our area has a very diverse cultural heritage area, with people from all over the world that came here over150 years ago to work in the coal mines and create new lives.

    We love to listen to music that our helpers like, and share our music with them. If there are local music events, we try to go to them. :)

  • Ajuda


    We are currently booking helpers for spring & summer 2023.

    Help needed with:
    1. Lots of cutting & splitting firewood for our biomass stove. Creating stacks of firewood.
    2. Garden help as we transform the east side lawn into a garden of food & flowers.
    3. Cleaning including sweeping, vacuuming, windows cleaning, dusting, bathroom cleaning, etc.
    4. Painting walls, trim work on building.
    5. Using leaf blower keeping parking area and drive tidy.
    6. Keeping the undergrowth in the woods around clear.
    7. Building picnic tables and fire rings.
    8. Creating outdoor bathroom & kitchen.
    9. Creating outdoor bedrooms.
    10. Working both independently and as a fun team.
    11. Gathering and building stone walls, planters and benches.
    12. We want you to have fun while you’re here and believe in honest communications with our helpers. If there are chores & tasks you love to do more than other, please tell us!

    The church building is huge and we are in a very quiet village. It’s a very unique place to stay. We do have two bicycles you’ll be able to use. We are a totally nonsmoking place.

    We ask that you volunteer 5 hours for 5 days a week in exchange for food, lodging and fun things near us. We also have bicycles and helmets available for you to use.

    Food is provided free. Cooking & cleaning help is appreciated!
    Washing machine on premises and we use indoor & outdoor clothes lines.

    Our typical day is 9 am to noon, then an hour break for lunch. Then 1 to 3 pm. After that, your time is your own.

    Of course we flex this schedule with trips to the stores, around the area and you're always welcome to go with us!

    Helping days are usually Monday through Friday, but that's flexible too, depending on what we have happening in our art & craft studio.

    Beautifully situated in the mountains with lots of hiking trails right outside our doors, we're at the top of a quiet little village. There is a town just a mile away with shops, restaurants, cafes, library & more. We are 15 minutes away from a wonderful amusement park, Knoebels, an hour from Hersheypark & lots of other fun things to see.

    We are about an hour north of Harrisburg and pickup/drop off our Workaway friends at the train/bus station or airport there, free of charge.

  • Idiomas

    Alemão: Fluente
    Inglês: Fluente

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    Interested in helping you with your English and learning your language too.

  • Acomodação


    Summer experience is going to be amazing! We’re creating an entire outdoor living space that will include showers, bathrooms, kitchen area, pizza & bread oven, open for cooking ring & more!

    You must be comfortable living outdoors in tents & unique buildings we’re creating!

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    We are in the beautiful coal mining region of Pennsylvania. Lots of things to see and do in the area.

    State parks, swimming, fishing, hiking, bicycle riding and true tranquility here at the former church.

    We are happy to pick up & drop off Workaway friends in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. There is a bus & train station, as well as an airport there. Our church is an hour and fifteen minutes north of Harrisburg.

    Lots of musical instruments here, books, art opportunity with paintings, various crafts and projects.

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    We have a large parking lot with privacy, shade and the possibility of water & electricity.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

  • ...

    Horas previstas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 384431839869

Comentário (22)


Essas classificações são opcionais e foram dadas junto com os comentários dos membros.A classificação média deixada por cada opção é exibida.

Precisão do perfil: (5.0)

Intercâmbio cultural: (4.9)

Comunicação: (5.0)

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