Help us with gardening and landscaping in Royalton, USA!


The Exchange

Help with planting, weeding, harvesting. Pruning apple trees, plant grapes, maintain perennial gardens, maintain compost, create a kitchen garden, care for house plants. Mow lawns. How about creating a Sunflower House from Sunflowers and Morning Glories. If you enjoy gardening, come help me out. We use all organic practices.


Title

25 hours of help per week

Arts: Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.

Painting & Decorating: Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens


What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Team Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.

Tent: You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Requirements

Intermediate English

United States Visa


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

My farm has been in the family since the town was founded in the late 1700's. The house was built in 1840. I look for helpers interested in maintaining and repairing the property, gardening using organic methods, helping to bake pies and quiches for farmers markets, cooking, cleaning and caring for guests including making breakfast.

I am converting the old corn crib into an apartment and am looking for help with plumbing, electricity, carpentry etc.

The idea is to have someone working on construction projects, someone gardening and landscaping, someone cooking or baking , and someone cleaning.


Activities & Shift

Ideally we eat breakfast together while discussing the day. There is always work that needs to be done and it is never ending so ideally each person chooses an activity of interest to him or her and chooses their own hours. The best days to take off are usually Sats through Tues. Pies and quiches are baked Wednesday through Friday year round and Monday through Friday and occasional Sats Mid-May through Mid-Oct.

Most guests stay Friday through Sunday and because I am at farmers markets I need someone to greet them when they arrive, make breakfast for them and to change rooms.

Most people like to gather together to cook and eat lunch about noon and supper about 6 pm.

Take off in the afternoon, evening or on days off to explore the area. Walk into town 2 1/2 miles. Vermont is rural so it is very helpful to come with your own car. A bike is available.


Rules

Bed and Breakfast Guests need to always be well taken care of so there may be times when volunteers will need to move out of the house to beds in out buildings. These spaces have real beds and WiFi is still available there.

The the house and especially the kitchen needs to be clean with all dishes washed because we could have guests at any time.

We try to conserve energy by turning off lights. We recycle, compost, reuse and use up.

There is free WiFi throughout the house, barn and corn crib.