Kreative Umgebung in einer See-Gemeinschaft eineinhalb Stunden von New York City entfernt, USA

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  2020 

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    **Special notes on the pandemic: We normally have 4-5 volunteers here in the summer. In order to keep everyone safe, all volunteers must agree to shelter in place with us after self quarantining for 14 days, and must have a negative coronavirus test. **

    Hi Everybody! We are Mercedes and Andrew, an artistic couple. Mercedes is an actress, singer and musician and Andrew is a musician and artist. We both like photography and doing art projects. You can improve your English, experiment with cooking, do arts and crafts, or improve your ability to play a musical instrument in our studio.

    We have been operating an artist community and retreat in New Jersey since 2015 in our three homes, and trailer. Volunteers may help us continue this program in the warmer months (April through October). We have been doing some landscaping and building renovation projects. We always look for volunteers with common interests who can also assist us with day-to-day chores, dog sitting and house sitting, and we always appreciate volunteers who are into meditation, reiki, massage, yoga, pilates, tai chi, etc. We're looking for positive people with a peaceful vibe. The mood here is good for meditation or creativity (writing, playing music, drawing, etc.). It's a great place to relax and unwind in your free time. We like to maintain a community vibe and an early 60s hippie lifestyle.

    This is a quiet place near a lake. There's a lot of nature here and many opportunities for hiking. Think retreat if you are considering sheltering in place with us during the pandemic. If you are looking for a LOT of action and noise, you may be more comfortable in a city environment.

    We offer a stay of 3-6 weeks, or sometimes longer for experienced volunteers with excellent feedback or excellent work references.

    You must be OVER 21 with positive Workaway feedback OR A WORK REFERENCE. We are seeking those who care a lot about health and the well being of our planet, and who are flexible, care about others, and have an easygoing personality.

    You must love dogs. We have 2 that we rescued. Therefore, we are somewhat dog friendly but we have to discuss it before you bring a dog. Due to allergies, we regret that we cannot host cats.

    Please read our ENTIRE profile carefully before you contact us. We will respond ONLY if you have answered the questions posted below. American Workawayers have specific questions they must answer. Thank you!

    PLEASE INCLUDE IN YOUR MESSAGE:
    (1) What CHORES would you be willing to do?
    (2) What date can you arrive? What date will you depart?
    (3) Do you have a driver's license? Will you be bringing a car?
    (4) What is your level of English?
    (5) Are you over 21 years of age?
    (6) How would you feel about camping out in a tent or a trailer in the warmer months?
    (7) Do you play any musical instruments?
    (8) What SKILLS and CULTURAL EXCHANGE can you offer? (For instance, can you cook typical food from your region or country? Teach about music, art, language, history, etc., from your region or country?)

    Additional questions for AMERICAN WORKAWAYERS: Why do you want to be here? We give preference to artists and musicians who really need our facilities to develop a music or art project. What do you have to offer others? Can you represent American culture from your region? Are you willing to attend community dinners and events, which we take the time and effort to create for everyone's enjoyment? This is separate from work exchange hours and can occupy another 10 hours per week of your free time. If you don't want to participate, then please consider a different Workaway.

    We will reply to all inquiries that provide literate responses to our questions. *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️A Skype webcam interview and a scan of your passport or identification is required. We also require international medical insurance, which can be purchased through a travel insurance plan. If you have no feedback on Workaway, please be prepared to provide the name and phone number of a person who can recommend you and tell us how you live and work in a communal situation.*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*

  • Arten von Arbeit

    Arten von Arbeit

    Gartenarbeit
    Bauarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Kochen/einkaufen
    Sonstige Arbeiten
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Hausarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Sprachen praktizieren
    Hilfe bei Kunstprojekten
    Hilfe mit Computer / Internet

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    If you need to improve your English in a real work-and-play situation, THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE! We offer lots of English practice and sit-down English classes if you want to schedule them.

    Musicians, we have 2 full rehearsal studios and lots of instruments to play with ... guitars, basses, keyboard, piano, drums, and even a mandolin, ukelele, cello and a sax. We're musicians who can coach you and give you the experience of playing in a band. We usually have one acoustic jam and one electric jam weekly.

    For artists, there is an Art Garage which is great for large art projects in the warmer months. Also, there are many light and bright areas for drawing and painting all over the property. If you are interested, we can teach you lots of crafts, including decoupage, tie dye, crochet, sewing, furniture upcycling, and lots of other projects. We have many crafting supplies. The best time for crafting in the house is during winter season.

    We love practicing foreign languages, especially Spanish, Italian, French, Turkish, German and Arabic.

    We're making short videos about everything in this section for our web site and social media. We can always use input about that.

    We also love cultural recipe exchanges and entertaining. You will learn etiquette at community dinners -- for instance, how to set the table and make polite conversation with guests. If you want to learn about American regional cooking, we have an apron and a knife available for your use :-). Take a turn cooking dinner and share a recipe from your country or region.

    We recycle and repurpose everything possible here and you are going to learn a lot about how we try our best to take care of the environment and our Earth. We strive to leave a light footprint on our planet.

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    Here are the lists of chores we all do:

    FREQUENT: Yard help (groundskeeping outdoors) and painting in spring/summer/fall seasons. Cleaning and organizing, general errands, housework, general maintenance, dog sitting, house sitting, snow removal in winter season

    OCCASIONAL: Internet marketing, making short videos, photography, organizing items to be sold for fundraising purposes

    Due to the pandemic, volunteers may work a few hours a day, 7 days a week, while sheltering in place with us. We have all our food delivered and are also growing herbs and tomatoes. Healthful foods are provided on the days you help us, including vegetarian and vegan options. All food preparation, cooking and cleanup is shared, and is NOT considered work. Mealtimes are important for cultural exchange.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen

    English, French, Spanish, Italian, Turkish, German

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    There are many types of accommodations. During our busy season: Private bedroom, shared bedroom for couples or friends, bed in trailer, air mattress in our office, or tent camping if we are very full. During off season,, there is always a private bedroom available.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Please see the Cultural Exchange section for all the things there are to do on our property in your free time.

    This is a lake community where there are recreational opportunities all year round (swimming, boating, fishing, ice skating). We are near mountains for hiking.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...

    Arbeitszeiten

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

2nd Annual Hippie Fest 2019
The Art Garage
Studio M
Mercedes & Andrew 2019
June 2018 Workawayers at Community Dinner
A triple birthday party!
April 2017 Workawayers and host
Noemi lived in the trailer for 6 weeks
Mercedes and Andrew 2015
Deer in the back yard
The main kitchen, where it all happens!
Lobster festival in August
Winter sunrise

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