"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the LORD, not for man."   Colossians 3:23

meet the van kooten family

This is us… in a medium-sized nut shell:

WE are a small family loving small town life in rural Iowa. We work hard together. And believe in serving others as Christ has commanded us to do. We believe whole-hardheartedly that each and everyone of our guests is a blessing to us. Our hope is that we, too, can be a blessing to you and yours. 

JOSH is a custom applicator and does custom spraying for farmers and local coops. He also buys and sells Sprayers. When he is not busy in the shop he enjoys playing the Daddy role at home, working with the campers, or helping on the family farm

MELISSA   is a work from home stay at home mom and the go-to girl for your rental needs.  Melissa likes to spend time with her family, friends, and projects sprucing up our 100 year old farm house!

COLE is twelve years old!  He loves to work with Mom on the campers, helping Dad work outside on the yard or in the shop with farm machinery. Cole plays soccer, basketball and the trumpet! He is a hardworking young man.

AUBREY  is our ten year old beauty with a heart of gold. She really enjoys helping Mom with things in the house and kitchen. She has a very strong servant -hood personality always looking for ways to be helpful! She enjoys soccer and basketball! She loves all music and doing tricks on the trampoline! 

LEXI is nine already! I am not sure how that happened! She is so generous and loves to make new friends. Her sweet little smile is contagious. She loves to make us laugh daily.  She loves to play soccer and draw- she is quite the little artist! 


JAX is an energetic ball of fur. He is 7 years old  and really takes on the personalities of his breeds. He is part Lab and Newfoundland -- or so we think. Don't be surprised if he greets with a stick-- he loves new friends! 

MILO - is our 6 month old fur baby. He is a teddy-poo (a mix between a Shiatsu/ Bichon with a Poodle).  He is super sweet and cuddly. We are enjoying the new adventure. And, learning to keep our things picked up so he doesn't snack on them!

As you can see -- our hearts are full. Life on our little acreage is full of adventure.

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