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Sunday, February 27, 2011

I have a favor to ask

My little brother got it in his mind to walk the US. Yes, walk. But he will need a bit of help. At least I think he does. He needs safe places to rest, earn food and possibly money. So I am asking a favor. Since we do not have Hostels here in the US, I was hoping some of you might have some work for him.

He is a hard worker, raised on a small farm, and is an incredible chicken wrangler. I do vouch for him. He says he will have a tent, so room isn't needed.

If you would like to help or host my brother when he comes through your state, could you please email me at eirennaigh at juno dot com

Thank you

edited to add. Looks like we do have a few hostels. I did a little searching. But the prices are a bit much. You can get a motel room for the same prices.

18 comments:

Jackie said...

If he comes through Memphis there is a hostel there. It's called Pilgrim house http://www.pilgrimhouse.org/Pilgrim_House/Home.html

Phelan said...

cool! Thank you Jackie!

Phelan said...

Just checked it out, $30 plus chores seems a bit much for a Hostel

WomanWhoRunsWithHorses said...

What does your brother hope to accomplish with this walk? Is there a cause he is trying to draw attention to? I ask partly out of curiosity, but also because I think the more people know about him and 'his cause' or motivation, the more likely they will be to support him in whatever way they can.

How old is your brother and how long does he envision staying in one place if he was able to work? Does he fence or have any light construction skills? There is always fence work and building maintenance on rural properties. But it often entails a few days to a week of commitment. Would your brother be willing and able to fence for week and, if so, would he expect the going wage ($7-$10/hour) or would he be willing to barter for meals, a place to pitch his tent plus partial wages to take with him when moves on? All just things to think about. But it's my opinion that the more people know about him and what he's trying to do, the more likely they are to support his efforts.

Phelan said...

It is just a walk to find himself. I did something similar when I was younger. As for how long. I don't know, he doesn't seem to know either. He would stay as long as his commitment is for. He has worked with us on fencing, butchering and he can drive a tractor and fork lifts. He is willing to barter work for food and maybe cash if able. Doesn't expect anything. He's 26 years old.

Donna said...

Where is he starting his journey? Near you?

dilli said...

if he comes through north Ga have him contact me farmchic1@hotmail.com would love to put him up for a spell

Phelan said...

Pittsburg Kansas is the starting point

Lamb said...

Will he be coming through El Paso?

DebH said...

if he's anywhere in central SD..I know just the place! I am building a barn this summer and all hands needed!!

Phelan said...

Thank you all! He is going to write up a mission statement.

SkippyMom said...

I don't know if he will make it close to Washington, DC [we are in a suburb in VA] and whether we will be in the same place if he makes it through, but once he gets settled into a path/route let me know because if we are on the way of course he can stay here.

I don't know what kind of work we have, but a house guest would be nice.

Wish him our best.

Keith said...

If He gets to east central Indiana he has a place to sleep and some meals here with me. I would enjoy talking to my nephew for a while, and I am sure my daughter would also like to see him. There are also a lot of family in the Evansville. In area and we have a reunion there the Sunday after the 4th of July.

fullfreezer said...

If he comes through Eastern Iowa he could stop here for a rest. We'll be building a chicken coop early this summer.
Judy

marta elizabeth said...

he might want to check out this program
http://www.wwoofusa.org/
offers free housing & board for volunteer workers on organic farms. only hiccup he might run into, most farms want someone to stay a minimum of 3 weeks, but there are exceptions too. just a thought

Parker said...

I sent you an email :) It's beautiful here, with so much to do outdoors, and so much to see....

Glad to finally see you back!
Parker

FancyHorse said...

If he comes through Alabama near the Gulf Coast, we have a big yard with plenty of room for a tent, and we also have a travel trailer if he would like that for a change. Hubby always has gardening or other chores, and will start building a shed soon. I will email you.

Kris said...

I am in NJ and would gladly host. He should also check out the website couchsurfing.com as that is a great resource for homes to stay in all over the country. People there would really get behind something like this.

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