Guest House Dutchess County, United States

4 reviews4

Organic Gardening At Five Star AirBnB

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
3 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Immerse yourself in the local culture
2 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Needs help immediately
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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.
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.
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 lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

This is a position that is all about growing food, from seedling, to weeding, watering, and plant identification. The last person we had took a machete to a full 4 year stand of sage and destroyed it. We need you to care about what you are working with, respect for the plants, respect for the tools, and a natural curiosity. Bonus points for having read Braiding Sweetgrass before getting here.

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  • Intermediate English
  • Between 19 and 55 years old
  • United States Visa
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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4 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Guest House


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

3 Get in touch with nature

2 Immersing in the local culture

2 Developing social awareness

2 Meeting locals

1 Learning about sustainability

1 Developing environmental awareness

New Zealand


It was an enjoyable + chill experience with kind and friendly Airbnb guests, as well as getting to know other volunteers + Susan. The tasks are simple and straightforward, as well as good communication about potential improvements that could be made. There's not a lot going on so be prepared to be a bit isolated if you don't have a car as there's also no public transport. There's an abundance of food available (although be prepared to buy fresh ingredients yourself). I would totally recommend this place if you're looking for some down time to relax and chip away at tasks.

11 days ago

Susan replied

Best wishes to you Bella in your life travels.

United States


The schedule and volunteer service is simple and straightforward. Susan is extremely intelligent, very respectful, and considerate and she's a very kind-hearted leader. She does her best to maintain a positive environment. Everyone I've met here was awesome and super friendly. Which made things easier... If you want to discover the true meaning of hospitality, understand how to work within a team, learn how to the guest house, and best of all, watch Lupin, I recommend volunteering here. I will always be grateful for everything I have learned here. This is no doubt an experience I will never forget.

about 2 months ago

Susan replied

We already miss Deandre. Wishing we could clone him, so there are hundreds like him in the world. My personal wish is that he goes on to touch lives, paying it forward, because he has that in him. We can all make a difference in the world, one person at a time.

United States


Susan was a great host and our stay was very hospitable. She's very thoughtful and attentive to her guests. A lot of people from all over come to stay in this lovely haven in Poughkeepsie, for the atmosphere and for the wonderful home cooked meals. Blessings to Susan for letting us stay here.

5 months ago

Susan replied

Thanks Chip! Best wishes for you in your travels. You were such a huge help here. I hope you find other great adventures!



Este fue mi primer voluntariado y espero que todos los otros que venga sean igual de maravillosos que este. Susan es una excelente persona que se te hace sentir participe de todo lo que ella realiza en el Airbnb, me incluyó en sus actividades, lo que te hace sentir valorada. Conocí gente maravillosa, huéspedes y otros voluntarios, es una gran experiencia para conocer personas de todas partes del mundo y sus culturas, la casa de Susan es un lugar maravilloso donde se mezclan esas experiencias y puedes conocer otras realidades. Eternamente agradecida.

22 days ago

Susan replied

Thank you Javi. We miss you. You left the space better than you found it, and what more could anyone ask for? Your joy and laughter filled this space up, and now it is strangely quiet. Your laughter and enthusiasm is infectious. I hope to see you again. The world is a better place with you in it.

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