Homestay Roswell, United States

6 reviews6

Check out the aliens in Roswell, New Mexico!

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
4 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with the locals
3 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
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.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
1 week

The Experience

I am an older woman, living on five mostly undeveloped acres just outside Roswell, N.M. (yes, THAT Roswell) who needs help caring for my animals (llamas, goats, chicken ducks, and cats), tending my gardens, and, since I currently have a broken hip, helping me get to doctor's/therapy appointment, and indoor chores than can't be done from a wheelchair. (Housekeeping and laundry)

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  • Fluent English
  • Between 18 and 80 years old
  • United States Visa
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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How this experience will transform you

  • 4 Get in touch with nature
  • 3 Meeting locals
  • 3 Learning about sustainability
  • 2 Developing environmental awareness
  • 1 Practicing English
  • 1 Developing social awareness

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 1 3. Good health and well-being
  • 1 7. Affordable and clean energy



I highly recommend the home to those seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. This was my first Worldpackers adventure, and Karen, along with her helpers, made it an unforgettable journey. The tasks assigned to us were never overwhelming or impossible; Karen ensured we had flexible working hours, allowing us to find a comfortable balance between work and exploration. If you are seeking a volunteer opportunity that encompasses both purpose and natural beauty, the home is an ideal choice.

3 months ago

United States


The home full of good stories from around the world and has a cozy place to escape out in the nice quite prairies of New Mexico! The Work Is nice and at your own pace, a great place to brush up on some technical skills, for example Karen taught me to work with dry wall and paneling during my stay.

9 months ago

United States


As this was my first experience of this sort, I probably wasn't as prepared as others who travel in this style. I went for a spiritual experience, in order to connect with the universe as well as the earth, and was able to find just what I came for. However, while Karen is very kind and made me feel comfortable and welcome, one should know beforehand that amenities are very limited, (except Wi-Fi and hot water!) and her property requires quite a bit of attention and cleaning. Be prepared to fall in love with all of her animals!

7 months ago

Karen replied

And sometimes not even the water if we accidentally heave the hose on and run the tank dry :-(
But yes, this is a very dusty, dirty environment that's been mistreated for quite a while, so if you're not prepared for desert living and lots of cleanup this might not be for you.

United States


I enjoyed my stay with the host, she made it a welcoming and cozy environment. I especially loved hanging out with all of the animals. Roswell is a great place to find alien themed attractions and watch the stars. I'll miss everyone and I'll definitely stay again if I'm in the area.

10 months ago

United States


The hosts were all very kind during my experience. I had a great time feeding the llamas, goats, chickens, and ducks. I recommend going in the cooler months but if you do go in the summer make sure to drink lots of water!!

about 1 year ago

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