Help create an ecovillage experience located in upstate NY , USA

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi!

    We're looking for immediate help ASAP... our helper that was scheduled to start tomorrow cancelled so we would like to fill the spot!

    We're working on an outdoor glamping / ecovillage experience by giving new life to an old orchard and farmhouse. Last year, with the help of volunteers, we built 4 platforms for our bell tents, built an outdoor kitchen, solar shower, composting toilets, and planted a huge garden!

    This spring's projects will be a continuation of this... Mulching and seeding for a large permaculture style garden, building a chicken tractor, solving a grey water system, building onto the outdoor kitchen, setting up tents, and caring for the orchard property. There is a New England barn that will get renovated into a yoga & art studio also! Current position is open starting APRIL 4th - MAY 13th. We would like to host in 1-2 week intervals.

    Skills & interests can range from outdoor building, permaculture, landscaping, decorating, art & photography, cooking, solar energy and composting. Manual labor will definitely be involved! We work hard during the days, and help cook and enjoy meals together.

    Located in upstate NY, the town is a 2.5 hour drive from NYC. There's an amtrak train line for transportation into the city as well, and bikes on the property. Lots of rolling hills and nearby farms, swimming holes, and good vibes.

    HELP NEEDED ASAP: Starting APRIL 4th

    Thanks for reading!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project

  • Help

    Help

    Exchange is room and 3 meals a day for a full help day, weekends can be free or partial exchange. Flexible on schedule to make it work for everyone. We have some semi-experienced builders and farmers to work with. Let me know what your specialties are, and we'll find a good fit. Would like to have 1-2 week intervals of help.

    Tasks can range from interior demo work to outdoor deck construction, rebuilding a chicken coop into an outdoor kitchen, landscaping, tent building, treehouse building, Painting spaces, cooking, gardening, learning and interacting with others.

    Experienced builders are encouraged but not required! Gardners, cooks, landscapers, and general handy people are all helpful! Thank you :)))

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Upstate NY is beautiful and a great place to explore. We're all learning together about building with the materials we have, and working off the land. Join in the experience of creating a place for everyone to do their best work.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There are a mix of interior bedrooms and outdoor tents (with queen beds, and fully weatherproofed). Shower and kitchen facilities.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Located in upstate NY, the town is a 2.5 hour drive from NYC. There's an amtrak train line for transportation into the city as well, and bikes on the property. Lots of rolling hills and nearby farms, swimming holes, and good vibes.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hrs day / meals included on workdays




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