Hello all! I am 35 and recently disabled from a crippling disease Ankylosing Spondylitis. I moved to the Virgin Islands in hopes to better my health with year round sunshine and aquatic therapy. I worked for the Airlines for 10 years and was able to travel all over, during that time I fell in love with the Caribbean. I bought my first house when I was 20 in Washington and started learning construction, plumbing, electrical, and so on. Since then I’ve fixed up and sold that house and another in Oregon.
The house I bought here in St Croix is also a “fixer upper” as are most of the places here since the hurricanes. Unfortunately I just can’t do what I use to be able too and am looking for help. The house is located just two blocks from the beach and a nice resort/restaurant. We are also close to town, the bus line, and stores. St Croix is the largest of the US Virgin Islands and a wonderful place. There’s always something to do or beaches to explore! I really love it here but I haven’t improved as much as I’d hoped. I need help so I can enjoy things and concentrate on my health.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
My place would be wonderful for that traveler who wants the feel of Island life. It’s a great location to be able to walk to the beach everyday and get a feel of what it’s really like to live in the Caribbean. I’d also be happy to pass on any basic skills and knowledge I’ve learned over the years.
I need help unloading my items from my shipping container. As well as unpacking and organizing. The house was vacant for a long time before I bought it. So it has many little projects such as cleaning and fixing/replacing broken things. It needs painted inside and out where the windows have been replaced. Outside will need a complete paint job. As well as a bunch of yard work and care of existing fruit trees. The fence needs fixed where the top rails are missing or where trees fell on it.
I have a bunch of outdoor entertainment things I’d like to set up. A big above ground pool, gazebo, picnic benches, hammocks, fire pit, and more!
I’d also like to eventually build a covered front porch and finish an exterior apartment by painting and adding a kitchen & bathroom.
The house has two guest bedrooms both with queen beds. You would have your own bedroom and bathroom that is shared if there is another guest or traveling as a group. All basic household things (linens, towels, soap, shampoo/conditioner, bug spray, sunscreen, etc) are provided. I also have a bike that can be fixed up to use, snorkel gear, coolers, and other things you might want/need to enjoy the island.
Here’s a good site to look up info about St Croix.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week