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Milam
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 86
Persons: 2
Category: Other
Host ID: 26808
Region: Southwest

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Last Updated: April 26, 2019

We need helpers beginning in June
going forward. Our normal stay is 2 weeks but we will try to work with your schedule.

We prefer to have "Helpers" who are willing to socialize with our family and learn what we do as well as teaching us what they do. We want this to be a 2-way street. We also prefer that you have some self-motivation.

Our main focus is the rescue of llamas and alpacas and we need help in the pastures with feeding, fencing, clearing tree branches, burning etc. We have projects going on at all times and can use someone who is willing to learn about our operation. Would also like help with projects around the property including electrical and minor carpentry. Our chickens are in their "palace" due to our Helpxer`s and we now have fresh eggs. We are expanding our chicken palace to move 30 new ones in.

Besides helping with the llamas and alpacas, we have property projects, and other odds and ends.

We have very limited internet (no Wi-Fi) but you can check emails and future hosts. We will explain further if you have questions.

We will swap room and board for work on the projects here on the farm.

Our county has a lot to offer as far as history goes. The Columbia Shuttle fell here and we have a museum honoring the crew and all of her flights before the accident.

We have 86 acres with a Ham Radio Contest Station which is complete with living quarters. There is a wood and metal shop where Bill works and makes whatever is needed around the farm. Bill is a very hard worker who still works a full time job. When he takes off to work on projects around the farm he puts in a full 8 hour day. We try to utilize our helpers while we have them so you may work long days but you will have down time also. We work hard and play hard.

May have other things like "helping with concession trailer at different festivals" Many varied opportunities. NON-SMOKERS only or those who can go cold turkey during their stay.

The length of stay is whatever meets your travel schedule. We can do long or short term but the average so far is 1-2 weeks. When inquiring, please give us how you will be traveling (bus, plane, car, etc) and if you have any allergies or specific dietary requirements.

reviews (20)
Helper: Jan de Jonge Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: September 28, 2018
It was a wunderful stay with the Simpsons. Both are understanding and helpful... view complete review

Helper: Alexandre ELBE Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 6, 2018
Unique experience at the ‘Lost Acres Ranch’ Bill, Kay and the llamas have be... view complete review

Helper: Charley and Benjamin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: August 12, 2017
We loved staying with Bill and Kay, they treated us so well and fed us some o... view complete review

Helper: Annika and Mikael Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Sweden Date: February 4, 2017
Kay is the sweetest. Bill is the funniest. Food is GORGEOUS and the animals a... view complete review

Helper: Sophie and Ross Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: October 17, 2016
We stayed here in May. We loved our time with Bill, Kay and Baleigh so much t... view complete review

Helper: Scott and Bobbi Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: September 30, 2016
Kay and Bill were more than excellent hosts, we had an amazing time while the... view complete review

Helper: Anna Hagan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: March 13, 2016
Kay and Bill were amazing hosts and I really enjoyed staying at their farm. I... view complete review

Helper: Tracey Fine Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: March 25, 2015
I had the most wonderful time at Lost Acres Ranch! I enjoyed getting to know ... view complete review

Helper: Megan Sorensen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: January 28, 2015
As long as you're willing to work, you'll have a great time at Lost Acres Ran... view complete review

Helper: Dolhem Jules Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 14, 2014
I stayed 3 weeks at Lost Acre Ranch, and what a great time that was ! I in... view complete review

Helper: Indre Augustinaite Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Lithuania Date: December 10, 2014
I had the best time with Simpsons family. Kay, Bill and Baleigh are very swee... view complete review

Helper: Florian Hollerweger Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Austria Date: December 4, 2014
I had a awesome time there! I was with Kay and Bill on the Last Festival for ... view complete review

Helper: Yiying Fan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: November 21, 2014
I had such a wonderful time staying with Bill, Kay and their granddaughter Ba... view complete review

Helper: Elie and Paul Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: October 31, 2014
The two of us spent a little over a week with Bill and Kay at their beautiful... view complete review

Helper: Mary Spierling Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: October 21, 2014
I spent a little over a week on Bill & Kay's ranch with all their charming an... view complete review

Helper: Yueyang Jiang Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: September 30, 2014
Bill and Kay's ranch is my first helpx experience ...and it is definitely sup... view complete review

Helper: Janis Mitchell Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: August 17, 2014
I spent 5 1/2 weeks at the Lost Acre Ranch in June/July 2014. The farm is lo... view complete review

Helper: Philipp Fabrizius Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: July 12, 2014
I spended almost 4 weeks at bill and kays place...... what can i say.... very... view complete review

Helper: Brad Fox Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: July 2, 2014
I spent two weeks with Bill & Kay, during the middle of June, 2014. The first... view complete review

Helper: Xiaoshan wu Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: May 30, 2014
I worked at the Simpsons in May, 2014 for two weeks. And I am still grateful ... view complete review

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