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Kooskia
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 17 acres
Persons: 4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 12031
Region: Mountain

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Last Updated: March 30, 2020

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We are a Jewish am ha` aretz family on a small organic (non-certified) farmstead in the foothills of the Rocky mountains in north-central Idaho. We are near the Clearwater River and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. but our most special crop, and the reason we live the simple life we do, is our children.

Our goal is to raise our family in a healthy, country, close to the earth kind of way. Animals, gardening, baking, herbal remedies, natural food preservation, bio-dynamic gardening methods.... We love having volunteers, getting to know other cultures, sharing stories, and experimenting with new ideas. Plus, the help has been an amazing blessing.

Skills you could learn here, learning about fermenting breads, sourdough, baking in a cob oven, ethical poultry production and gardening, and different methods of making soils more fertile organically.

We love to share our little town with those that visit. The Clearwater river is just a few minutes away. With fishing, swimming and boating. Also nearby is the Nez Perce Tribal Reservation, so exploring there can be fun as well. There is tons of wildlife to experience, deer, turkeys, elk, the occasional moose, black bears, cougars wolves, and plenty of other smaller creatures to enjoy.

Stays of at least 1 or 2 weeks are suggested. If things work out well we are open to extended stays. We love community.

We expect Helpxers to put in 5 to 6 hours of work a day and since we are Jewish each Sabbath (Saturday) is a day off. We try to leave plenty of time for fun.

As a family besides gardening and taking care of our animals and each other, we enjoy shooting, martial arts, and the boys often wrestle for fun with each other. We are loud, outgoing, and love to share stories and different ideas. If any of this sounds uncomfortable, you might want to find a different place to visit for your Helpex experience.


Transportation from Lewiston ID and Missoula MT areas may be possible.

Languages spoken here are English, some Spanish, and a smattering of Hebrew.

We are very family friendly and children are more than welcome, as we have a bunch of our own.

WiFi is available.

UPDATE 3-1-2020*******
Green house

For the last ten plus years we have used our greenhouse to provide vegetable for our family and friends in our area. This spring / summer we will be erecting an other greenhouse and upping production.

We are looking for a motivated person or couples that is chill and would like to take a lead in prepping and production roll.

If this you reach out to us and lets have some fun.

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reviews (25)
Helper: Jamie Gifford Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: March 20, 2020
I want to give a huge thank you to the Meyer Family for such a wonderful, ful... view complete review

Helper: Talia and Cody Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: June 6, 2019
We stayed with the Meyer's for a week and it was a great experience! All of t... view complete review

Helper: Melissa Schott Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: June 11, 2018
My time with the Meyers family was a blast! I spent a little under a month on... view complete review

Helper: Maria Ioshpa Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: October 7, 2017
I stayed with the Meyers for a bit under a week and I felt like I was part of... view complete review

Helper: Pierre and Marine Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 14, 2017
We spent almost 2 weeks in the Meyers family in June 2017. We spend a good... view complete review

Helper: Tseng Peiwen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: February 17, 2017
I stayed with the Meyers for a month,and everything happened there was unforg... view complete review

Helper: Avis Brien Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: May 25, 2016
Generous hosts in a beautiful spot, if somewhat remote. Collected from public... view complete review

Helper: Ella Gustin-Craig Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: November 30, 2015
The time I spent with the Meyers was inspiring, enlightening and fabulous. Al... view complete review

Helper: Hayley Bieniasz Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: September 18, 2015
So I stayed with the Meyer family for about two weeks and had an amazing expe... view complete review

Helper: Saki Takahashi Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Japan Date: August 24, 2015
This family's lifestyle was interesting. They build their house, raise animal... view complete review

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From: Hungary Date: June 23, 2015
We enjoyed our stay so much with the Meyer family that we felt really sad to ... view complete review

Helper: Linden and Angus Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: May 12, 2015
What a wonderful week with the meyers! A big and busy family, they made us fe... view complete review

Helper: Stacey and Bernie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: March 11, 2015
The Meyers are an amazing family. They will make you instantly feel like fami... view complete review

Helper: Ruth and Scott Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: August 27, 2014
The Meyers were great hosts. They opened up their home to us and let us glimp... view complete review

Helper: Y Dao Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Viet Nam Date: May 25, 2014
Meyer's family is a very friendly, kind, hospitable, busy but super FUN famil... view complete review

Helper: Rebekah Cramerus Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: May 13, 2014
I spent over a week with the Meyers and had a great time! Jim and Elizabeth a... view complete review

Helper: Camille and Loc Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 11, 2014
We had one of our best time in the US with the Meyer. It was amazing to disco... view complete review

Helper: Rika Imazeki Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Japan Date: January 29, 2014
The family is great.They were very kind to me in spite of my bad English. Alt... view complete review

Helper: Kelly White Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: January 9, 2014
My son and I stayed with Jim & Elizabeth for only one day. They tried to make... view complete review

Helper: Jessica krepel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: October 14, 2013
My stay with the Meyers was wonderful! I couldn't have asked for a better fam... view complete review

Helper: Hunter Stanford Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: August 11, 2013
The Meyers were kind enough to host my mother and I for about a week. She is ... view complete review

Helper: Woden and Mark Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: August 3, 2013
We had an unforgettable stay with the Meyers, filled with all kinds of wonder... view complete review

Helper: Anne White Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: February 18, 2013
Jim and Elizabeth and their wonderful children were an absolute pleasure to m... view complete review

Helper: Rebekah Engstrom Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: September 16, 2012
This family is great! I was lucky enough to spend a week and a half with the ... view complete review

Helper: Bethel Kohler Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: November 23, 2011
If you're willing to jump right in and get dirty, you'll have a great visit h... view complete review

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