Hi, My name is Arti. I am a vibrant 63-year-old woman. I live in Richmond, MA -the far Western part of the state near NYS border. It's the Berkshires - a truly gorgeous part of the country.
A few years ago I walked the Camino Norte in Spain and one highlight of that magical pilgrimage was being invited into the homes of so many amazing people along the way. In that spirit, I was inspired to open my home to a traveler or 2 as many were opened to me in my travels. I have now been hosting since Septemebr of 2018.
I have a beautiful 22-acre property accessible to much of what this area has to offer and I need help as I continue to transition from this being a family home of 4, to living here with one son an occasional part-time tiny-house renter and another son nearby. I am growing a small private retreat center here focussed on integrative healing and would love to share the process manifesting this with others with like interests.
The land and surrounding area are magical, with hiking, kayaking, lakes, rivers and biking all available.
I and my family ( 2 sons nearby) are involved in several beautiful communities in the area- The Abode: a Sufi eco-village, a Quaker intentional community, and a deep nature connection wilderness school called Flying Deer Nature Center.
I am a highly skilled and experienced multidimensional healing arts practitioner, LMT and educator of 40 years and I enjoy sharing all types of massage, body work, and healing modalities. I am also an ordained inter-spiritual minister with a strong yoga and meditation and mindfulness practice. I enjoy nature connection, herbalism, ceremony, and other natural and spiritual arts. I can offer mentoring, support with any of the above and do my best to offer simple English language support. (I know some Spanish and am continuing to study).
I'm looking for some support with maple syrup production in late winter adn early Spring ( very small scale collecting buckets and help boiling sap down, gardening prep, planting, tending depending on season, including rebuilding a garden fence and gate, also some help with wood splitting, and for right person chainsawing dead wood to move to house for splitting.
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This land itself and the surrounding area are magical, with hiking, kayaking, lakes, rivers and biking all available. The Appalachian Trail is accessible throughout Berkshire County.
I and my family ( older son 27 yrs living here, and younger son 22 yrs nearby) are involved in several beautiful communities in the area- The Abode: a Sufi eco-village, a Quaker intentional community, and a deep nature connection wilderness school called Flying Deer Nature Center and Kripalu Center: a Yoga and Health program center.
As former dean of Kripalu's renowned School of Massage and Bodywork, and as an Ayurvedic practitioner, I can offer guidance for those interested in massage, energy work, yoga and meditation, ayurveda, and various healing modalities. I am also able to offer, depending on interest and as requested, interspiritual mentoring ( I am an ordained interspiritual/interfaith minister), learning to make herbal preparations, healthy cooking support, yoga and meditation practice, knitting lessons and simple language support. (I know a little Spanish and am continuing to study).
in addition, the Berkshires has music, theater, dance ( mostly seasonal, though some opportunities all year round) and fabulous local restaurants, food and Farmers Markets in season.
I'm looking for support with wood splitting, property care, land projects, including plowing in winter and lawn mowing in summer.
I collect syrup and have simple maple syrup production in late winter and early Spring ( very small scale), and need help collecting buckets and help boiling sap down. As spring progresses help with gardening - all aspects- prep, planting, tending, etc depending on season.
Would love a handy person to rebuild the garden fence and gate and always need some help with wood flow for winter -splitting, and for right person chainsawing dead wood to move to house for splitting.
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4 possible housing options are available :
1. A sweet. private, rustic off-grid cabin on the land about 1/10th mile from the house. Seasonal.
It includes a comfy bed, chair, area rug, composting toilet, woodstove, drinking water, make shift kitchen area with a propane stove and cooler , mosquito netting in summer etc.
Showering/bathing would be solar shower at cabin site, or walk over to the house, or outdoor bathtub.
2. In lower, walk out level of the house - an open area with a pullout couch in a small living area with a shared bathroom upstairs.
3. A small bedroom in second floor of house with shared bathroom wth my 27 year old son.
4. In warm weather can set up big tent outside and use solar shower or outdoor bathtub- 22 acres with good amount of forrest to choose from.
*Please note: During the Covid -19 continued physical distancing phase, option 2 and 3 are only available after 2 negatve tests before and after arrival.
Transport from the train or bus stop in Pittsfield, Great Barrington or Lenox as well as Albany or Hartford CT airport are possible.
Its a rural area and having your own car would be ideal and happy to offer rides when I am heading out and support networking with local people and communities of all age groups.
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