Staying with the Amish

prairiegirl00(z6 MO)June 25, 2005

I received an email from a lady awhile ago - can't remember what the subject was and she said that she at one point was able to stay with an Amish family for 4 months. How does one go about staying with an Amish family if you're not neighbors or friends. I do not personally know any Amish- we have Amish communities within 2 and 3 hours of us but I would love to be able to stay with a family for a week or two to learn from them. Thanks!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ruthieg__tx(z8 TX)

I wonder if you might check something like this out through the amish churches...

    Bookmark   June 28, 2005 at 8:57AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Perhaps you could contact The Budget in Sugar Creek, Ohio, which is a newspaper published generally for plain people like Amish and Mennonites. They might be able to give you hints or perhaps you could place a classified ad stating your inquiry.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2005 at 2:37AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Pooh Bear

I might just be imagining this,
but I think I remember seeing something about this years ago.
It was offered as a package thru a travel agency.
I could be totally wrong about this.
But it mite be worth checking out.

Pooh Bear

    Bookmark   July 1, 2005 at 4:12PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gran2(z5 INDIANA)

Do you have an Amish community near you? How about posting an inquiry card at the local Amish grocery? Our daughter has several Amish friends. I somehow can't imagine this being possible without some severe guidlines. True, we've learned a lot just from a casual acquaintance. There's a wealth of knowledge there. Will you share with us if you finally make it happen???

    Bookmark   July 2, 2005 at 9:26PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
prairiegirl00(z6 MO)

I will do some checking into this. I will definitely post a message with whatever information I am allowed to give out if it does happen. Thanks to everyone.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2005 at 11:02PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gran2(z5 INDIANA)

Asked my daughter (the one with Amish friends) and she said "hardly likely" but then there are many groups of Amish, all with different disciplines. Go for the more permissive. Good luck

    Bookmark   July 3, 2005 at 10:51PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
I have never had rats but I guess onto every farm a...
Pardon my ignorance, but I have roosters to have dressed
I cannot kill and dress my 4 roosters. Does anyone...
Lauren Clear
Does motion detector lights frighten coyotes?
We just moved onto about 4 acres. We have woods a few...
My new homestead!
Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum and currently...
Where is the best place to buy farm land?
I'm currently somewhat young and I live in a former...
Sponsored Products
PAL Bluetooth Portable Radio by Tivoli Audio
$224.99 | Lumens
6 Oz Hemstitched Plaid Deep Pocket Flannel Sheet Set or Pillowcase Separates
New Hand Knotted Antiqued 9'x12' Ivory/Navy Oriental Heriz Serapi Wool Rug H3249
BH Sun Inc
Align 5 Piece Upholstered Sectional Sofa Set in Sea
$1,449.00 | LexMod
WMF 07.6024.6380 Function 4 Stainless Steel 4 qt. Low Casserole with Lid Multico
$190.00 | Hayneedle
Monet Mailbox
Signature Hardware
Gray Jade 20-Oz. Canteen
$7.99 | zulily
California Umbrella Patio Umbrellas 7-1/2 ft. Fiberglass Collar Tilt Patio
Home Depot
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™