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Area (ha): 2
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Category: Homestay
Host ID: 21122
Region: Southwest

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Last Updated: February 24, 2019

We are a couple living on 5 acres in New Mexico, not far from the town of Gallup. We have three friendly dogs and a flock of poultry (chickens, geese, turkeys, and Guinea fowl).

In the summer, there are nightly Indian Dances in downtown Gallup, and there are various festivals, parades, and other events throughout the year. Gallup has a monthly Arts Crawl, a thriving arts scene, and some of the local restaurants have live bands fairly often. Otherwise, it is a small town and has small town amenities, and our place can seem pretty remote. (No street lights around us, but the stars shine brightly at night!)

When we have the time, we do enjoy showing volunteers the local sights, and have taken helpers to such places as the Grand Canyon, Petrified National Forest, Monument Valley, etc. If you have your own vehicle, there are many beautiful places to explore and hike within a few hours' drive.

I am American and my husband is originally from West Africa. We are omnivores at the house, but we can and have hosted vegetarians and vegans, although volunteers who have required strictly non-GMO and organic food have had to make shopping trips to Albuquerque on their own.

We don't smoke but do enjoy the occasional alcoholic beverage. No smoking is allowed in the house, but out of doors is okay. The dogs live inside but are quite friendly and love company.

We recently purchased an 18' travel trailer that will be your home while you stay with us. It is fully self-contained - has its own kitchen and bathroom. My husband and I both work from home sometimes, and the trailer allows a bit more space and privacy for everyone.

However, we often will cook together and get to know each other over shared meals.

We have plenty of room for tent camping or for parking large vehicles, RVs, campers, etc.

We have satellite internet access, but cellphone reception can be spotty. We also have satellite television, DVDs, a large library of fiction and non-fiction books, and several video game consoles.

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