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I am an older woman, living on five mostly undeveloped acres just outside Roswell, N.M. (yes, THAT Roswell) who needs help mostly outside, trying to make my property self-sustainable. I'm learning as I go, so trying new things is always fun.
I have just retired from my job and will be traveling the world for the next few years. However, the property still needs caring for and my caretaker, Gary, a volunteer himself, will be overseeing it and taking over the hosting duties.
The only restrictions: no pets, firearms or drugs and smokers MUST smoke outdoors only. Please know this is a dusty desert environment: Clothes/shoes that can withstand cactus and other thorns are a must.
Getting to Roswell can be somewhat difficult — there are fairly expensive flights from Dallas and Phoenix daily — and two Greyhounds, but the Grey dog routes are somewhat convoluted. Please make sure you can get to Roswell. We can pick you up from here.
If this sounds good, get in touch and come enjoy the bounty of my gardens and the wonders of southeastern New Mexico!
Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
Betreuung von Tieren
There have been times when 16 folks have been at my house all at once, from all around the world. Folks can learn other languages, improve their English and get to try meals from around the world as we all share in the cooking, and experiments are welcome.
New Mexico itself is a multicultural state, and so you can check out the ethnic and historic aspects of that as well.
Thanks to some marvelous volunteers in the past, the major (read: really hard) work is done, so now I need folks who can help plant, weed, water and harvest my gardens, as well as feed and care for my two llamas, two goats, duck and dozen or so chickens.
There's still some outdoor cleanup to be done and we both love folks who come up with creative new ideas for my property. (And, if you're into cooking or housekeeping, we won't turn that down either.)
Gary is looking for folks skilled in carpentry (own tools a plus but not necessary) who can help refurbish an old trailer for more helper lodging. Also, anyone with tile experience could help redo the kitchen floor.
And again, creativity and any other skills are always welcome. And the preference is for longer-term helpers (two or more weeks) but we will consider anyone.
This is NOT structured (i.e. 9-5) work. The animals have a daily routine but it’s short and simple, and as the growing season progresses, there’s daily work in the yard and garden. But other than that, what you decide to do is up to you. Much of the building/repair is done with scavenged materials and what’s on hand, so inventiveness is definitely encouraged.
Depending on how many folks are here, you'd get a private room (shared bath) in my home, and could work as many or as few hours a day as you'd like. (But you will be required to help with the animals and related chores in order to stay.) Cooking is a communal project — at least for dinner — with breakfast and lunch on your own. Food for the communal dinners is purchased from pooling resources. (And there’s always eggs and the bounty of the garden.)
I discovered this site and quickly discovered I love meeting folks from around the world.
English, some Spanish, un petit peu Française
Depending on how many folks are here, you'd get a private room (shared bath) in my home, pull out couch in the living room, or, once it's finished, there a travel trailer with hopefully all the amenities.
There's one indoor bathroom with tub and shower, we're working on building a solar shower outdoors and a composting toilet.
I discovered this site through another website, and quickly discovered I love meeting folks from around the world.
The help is nice, but just meeting interesting folks (which is what I've done lately) is the best part. I'm also a font of knowledge about what there is to do in New Mexico (aside from Roswell aliens) and would give you lots of time to explore.
Besides the alien stuff (museums, gift shops, etc.), Roswell has the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, NMMI Museum, Southwest History Museum, Spring River Zoo, Bottomless Lakes State Park and BItter Lakes Wildlife Refuge.
Roswell is three hours from three big cities: Albuquerque, NM; El Paso, TX; and Lubbock TX. Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks are two hours south; Cloudcroft and Ruidoso (mountain communities) just to the west; White Sands National Monument two hours to the west; and Lincoln State Monument (Billy the Kid), Ft. Stanton and Capitan an hour west.
If you'd like to see a fun video several of my WorkAwayers made about my place, let me know and I'll send you the link.
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