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Town or City: Marengo, IN
Indiana
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 65
Persons: 2 or 3 max
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 59471
Region: Midwest
State: Indiana

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We are particularly interested in hosting HELPXERS for the months of October through February 2019, so view our site and maybe we can work with each other. We invite you to visit our farm, share in our life and experience our lovely community and the Midwest hospitality. We are located in the southern part of the state and share culture with Louisville, KY. Days here are lived to the fullest, whether working, creating or relaxing; whether in the field, the garden, the river, the pond, the kitchen or the table; whether privately on the land we are so grateful to be able to steward or with the incredibly wholesome community here. Our Farm is Smoke, alcohol and drug free. We enjoy and protect the wild life, sorry we do not promote domestic animals on the property. We are gentle and respectful people and expect the same from our guest. As customary, the person joining us, is expected to work five hours a day, five days a week in exchange for room and board; Saturday and Sunday are consi... more inside

            



Town or City: Oakwood
Ohio
All Year: March 1 to Nov 15
Area (ha): 65
Persons: 6
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 1318
Region: Midwest
State: Ohio

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Let us show some good homesteading skills they can help you for life. This is the way God intended for us. Connect with yourself and nature at NBN.
So we offer cleaner air, wonderful working conditions, birds singing, flowers blooming, organic food and water without chloride or fluoride. Experience microbiology through fermentation of food. Our new direction is to improve the quality of our veggies by changing the foliar feeding at different stage of growth
The path we tread develops spiritual awareness and tending milk goats, steers and pigs develops a caring character. Live reality and shun the artificial manmade life.


  



Town or City: Detroit
Michigan
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 3
Category: Backpacker Hostel
Host ID: 50323
Region: Midwest
State: Michigan

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Hi everyone,

Jenny and Alex here! We moved to Detroit in 2013 after living in Asia for 5 years. Alex is originally from California and Jenny is from Hong Kong. We met in Germany through an internship and later fell in love in a hostel in Spain while road-tripping through wine country. Alex has a background in tech start-ups in NYC and California while Jenny worked in marketing for L`Oreal in Hong Kong and Germany.

We LOVE to travel and have lived and adventured throughout Europe and Asia extensively. In 2013 we decided to move back to the US and thought we would end up in California but when we heard they were tearing houses down in Detroit we decided to check it out. As any open-minded traveler knows, a good place can often be distorted by the media so we decided to do a road trip to see the city for ourselves. After driving into Detroit we fell in love with the city! People here have a lot of pride and heart. There is a spirit of resilience and you can feel the ener... more inside

          



Town or City: Whitman
Nebraska
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2
Persons: 1-4
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 42366
Region: Midwest
State: Nebraska

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We are in the beginning stage of starting a homestead, we have a wood shop, welding shop all sorts of tools and a 15,000 book library + wi-fi. Need help to upgrade property, laborers, web page set up, electric, plumbing, carpenters, construction, building a greenhouse, gardeners, artistic people most welcome. No tobacco of any kind. Responsible drinking ok, home schooling by a credited teacher is available. Stay a day or forever if we can work well with each other. Work 3-4 hrs 5 days a week for room and board (Three meals a day seven days a week) You may also park a RV or camp out. We eat grass fed bison
and try to be as organic as possible. It is 25 miles to a friendly town. A family or single parent would also be most welcome. We have no farm animals at this time but will have them in the future. We can pick you up and return you back to the Omaha airport if needed.

            



Town or City: Genoa
Wisconsin
All Year: Spry,Sum. ,Fall,Late Fall
Area (ha): 5
Persons: 1 to 6
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 3714
Region: Midwest
State: Wisconsin

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We started our Vineyard back in 2004,it is located in a Beautiful,Quiet,Valley along the bluffs of the Mississippi River. We have five children that have now grown and moved out on there own. My wife who worked as a Registered Nurse for over twenty years is now unfortunately disabled and spends most of her time at home,I just retired from a career of Process Instrument Work at the local power plant. I could use some help with the Vineyard and Gardens, but also enjoy fishing and boating on the river in the evenings and of course days off. We would be willing to supply your own bedroom,great meals and WiFi. We also have two Female Collies that love to get brushed and played with. The ideal person would have to be able to work on there own or in a small group, after some training of course to get you up to your comfort level, so as you basically understand what the goals might be for the time of year and tasks at hand, a few hours a day,if the weather permits, is what we usually wor... more inside

            



Town or City: Guthrie
Oklahoma
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 15
Persons: 3
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 85544
Region: Midwest
State: Oklahoma

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We are a nonprofit horse rehabilitation center that offers rescue, education on equine care, volunteering, community service, owner assistance programs. We teach those wanting to learn all aspects of equine care. Lessons offered for riding when time is available and chores are completed. We need hands on to help with projects we are working on to complete fencing, installing waterers, arena work and more. Would love to have some energetic people that want to make a difference in horses lives here.

If you say you are going to come here and your plans change please let us know. Don't leave a Host hanging when we need to make arrangements for your visit.

We are looking for several different types of positions.

Someone who is good at construction, handyman type, able to help with outside work on fence--helping set posts and stretch wire, someone to help pull out old fence, installing light fixtures, and more. Someone who knows tools, can follow outlined project, help with thi... more inside

            



Town or City: Bedford
Indiana
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1-3
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 34862
Region: Midwest
State: Indiana

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Homestay in Southern Indiana seeks friendly and compassionate travelers

Needs vary from landscaping / gardening / housework / deep cleaning / organization / photography / social media stuff.

We are considering a live willow retaining wall to prevent erosion at the shoreline. If you have knowledge of or experience with this kind of natural solution, PLEASE contact me so we can make plans for the Spring and/or just talk it through. I have a zillion questions but know this would be the best solution for our lake.

Ask me about Festivals! There are several awesome retreats/camps/ecovillages nearby who host cool festivals/celebrations/seminars just about every month of the year, many of which offer great opportunities to present a class / service yourself or sell your wares to fund your travelsÖ and a lot of fun too. So come for the Festivals and stay for the help exchange. Or come for the help exchange and enjoy the festivals in your time off. Which ever works. lol

Iím h... more inside

          



Town or City: Eddyville
Illinois
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 26
Persons: 3
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 87173
Region: Midwest
State: Illinois

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We are on a 65 acre farm in North Pope County, Illinois and are virtually surrounded by the Shawnee National Forest. Having been on this farm for five years, we are still developing infrastructure and are continuing to plant in the orchard and various berries as well as establishing and expanding garden and crop areas.

We are a GMO, herbicide and pesticide free farm in all of our outdoor areas. As we are far away from "modern agricultural" property, we feel that we should have no problems with cross pollination of our crops with GMO's or damage/exposure from/to ag chemicals.

There are many projects currently in process or in the planning stages. This summer/fall we hope to get new water and electric lines ran to all the barns and the greenhouse as well as get a fiber studio framed in and get the finishing touches on the greenhouses.

Tasks on the farm are endless, so there are always things to do year round. Clearing brush, cutting wood, building fence, baling hay, sawin... more inside



Town or City: Marietta, Ohio
Ohio
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 9 (23 acres)
Persons: please ask
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 20710
Region: Midwest
State: Ohio

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Come join our relaxed, extended family for a long visit. Our family comprises 2 properties, one a hobby farm and the other a historic building, an 1829 church converted to living space. This house is owned by my father and is where helpers stay in a private room. These properties are about 2 miles apart, so you would need a car to travel between them.

My father is 97 and suffers from dementia. Helper duties at his house are mainly being around when his paid caregivers aren't there. This would mostly be evening and nights. There's not a lot to do--just be there in case he needs help with anything, maybe preparing a simple meal. There is no lifting required, and there is usually a family member around in case of emergencies.

The nearby farm consists of 23 secluded acres of woods and fields bordered by a river, situated outside a small town. There is a large organic vegetable/herb/berry garden and perennial beds, an orchard, chickens, 2 horses and 2 cats. I strive to practice... more inside

            



Town or City: Wilder
Minnesota
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2.5
Persons: 1 - 3
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 56200
Region: Midwest
State: Minnesota

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Greetings! Since 2010, Wilder Thymes has hosted over 60 work exchange people, and the experiences have ranged everywhere from horrible to fantastic! All of that has led to where things stand now. Out of necessity, I have reduced the amount of things that I grow down to a fraction of what I used to, so that if I get into a situation where I donít have any reliable help, that the farm is still manageable for me, and I am not stuck working day and night, never able to have any fun, and where I only get to sleep twice a week, just in order to maintain everything, and keep it going. That isnít my idea of a good time! So less is more! But yet, I still try to grow enough stuff to make it amazing, diverse and worthwhile. Itís a delicate balance! Nevertheless, who really wants to do all this by themselves, right?!! That isn`t a whole lot of fun either, and hiring someone isnít really feasible. So if I can find 1 or 2 good work exchange people to work with me, we can accomplish grea... more inside

            

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