Nestled in mid-town, Tucson, AZ my 1959, 1-level, adobe house is walking distance from many services such as grocery stores, a movie theater, a small plaza with a weekly farmers market and the Rillito River (dry most of the year) Path for walking & cycling. This small-scale, environmentally responsible home runs on solar power and gas heat/hot water, collects rainwater, re-uses laundry water, and produces some food: apples, peaches, guava, cherries, apricots pluots, herbs..... I'd like to expand on this by completing a new raised vegetable garden that is already walled in with re-used concrete rubble and half-filled with dirt. That's the first project, there are about a dozen more to choose from depending on your interests and experience.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
I have 30 yrs experience in the building design field and, if all goes well, I may be a licensed Architect by the end of 2018. I'm also the 5th of 6 in my family and brought up to be adaptable, collaborative and learn from others. Let's share our knowledge and interests for a week or two.
Complete Vegetable garden by carting additional dirt and compost to corner of yard, mixing and planting.
Revitalize old, root-bound herb garden.
Brainstorm more ways to collect, store, re-use rain and greywater.
Brainstorm more ways to grow more food.
Build a shed for tools.
Build a shade structure for parking.
Paint new solid-core doors inside house.
Basic housekeeping & cleaning up after yourselves.
English and a little French - would like to learn more French as well as Spanish and other languages.
Two private rooms are available - each with a Queen sized bed. One guest bathroom is available to share.
Good sized kitchen accomodates group cooking.
Den available at opposite end of house from bedrooms for music or movies with monitor and hdmi cable available for laptop use. Wifi, no cable tv.
Quiet hours: 9pm - 5:30am.
Loaner bikes are available. Bus service is decent here. Lots of places to hike and cycle.
I will cook one large meal each week and provide mostly vegetarian staples for guest use.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week