River life FANTASTIC! Clayton, USA

  • Bisher 27 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 11 Juli 2024



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 2 Wochen



  • Beschreibung


    Please disregard my low response rating as we have been replying via regular emails per volunteer request. Be assured you will hear from us pronto! Enjoy day to day life on the Saint Lawrence River, on the Canadian border, with my small family and me as we develop an artists'retreat. We are open minded, diversity-friendly, peace loving artists and teachers making the best use of a small parcel of earth that surrounds our mobile homes. Preference will be for those who have carpentry, painting and gardening experience. Workawayers with rough carpentry, DIY and/or finish carpentry experience will be given priority as we wish to complete the renovation of the Spartan Imperial Mansion, a
    1956 mobile home. We also paint murals, design and build stained glass windows, and we've started making jewelry.

    The Workawayer's living quarters are within the three building home of artists who appreciate a nature loving lifestyle in a private, river front corner of a seasonal park. Helpers, one or two at a time, should have an appreciation for art, wildlife, music and diversity. Assisting with household chores on an equal level with us is expected. Cooking skills are appreciated but not required, however kitchen and house maintenance is distributed and should occur naturally. Painting, glasswork, music appreciation, dance, healthy cooking, river exploration, yoga, laughter are commonplace as is a desire to learn and grow from one another. We dabble in video editing, and we'd love to have a guest who can help bring us up to speed using design apps on the computer. We also need help learning to post more interesting content and organizing my Instagram.

    The guest house is a 1956 Spartan Imperial Mansion; a 2BR - 1B mobile home with a gorgeous view of the islands. We continue to transform the interior of the home into a bright and comfortable artists' studio and the gardens will eventually provide for a healing retreat.

    In exchange for 4 hours of help 5 days per week (although this is flexible because we take advantage of beautiful weather for the beach and the River), workawayers will be provided with meals. We also love venturing into the village as a group! We will likely be cooking together most days as we expect to be enjoying one another's company. We do fairly well adhering to a healthy, vegetarian/pescatarian diet. Workawayers will stay in the guest unit. We only invite Workawayers who are not continually distracted by their cellphones.

    Workawayers may also have access to WiFi, kayaks, fishing from the dock (with reasonably priced NY State fishing license), and tours of the Thousand Islands Region. There are abundant tourist attractions; island castles, restaurants, entertainment, wineries, breweries, etc. Canada is very close to us and offers many additional places to explore.

    I am a Spanish language learner, so Spanish-fluent applicants are welcome to apply, especially if a mutual tutorial experience can be realized. Cigarette smoking is strongly discouraged as is unreasonable use of alcohol, excessive and unnecessary noise, etc. Our Workawayers have loved it here! If you're seriously interested, we will happily provide you with a virtual tour.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hosts are teachers and enjoy being creative each day; painting, stained glass window construction, choreographing dance, arranging flowers, cooking, playing ukulele, repurposing projects, stained glass, kayaking, mountain biking, yoga, cooking, wine or beer tasting or exploring the islands. As career teachers, we love helping others learn the English language.

  • Arbeit


    Travelers will assist with building decks, fences and gardening but also may help with the renovation of the Spartan Imperial Mansion, a 1956 mobile home. Our small gardens need ongoing attention and a funky, open air space that doubles as an art and repurposing workshop needs to be kept semi orderly by sweeping up leaves, grass clippings, etc. We need an extra hand staining a deck, and we are converting a room in a small storage barn into a stained glass workshop. Workawayers would benefit most from staying for 3-4 weeks. Extended stays are negotiable after an opportunity to assess how well matched the guest and hosts are. This conversation will occur within one week of arrival. It's SO COOL to work while enjoying amazing views of the river!

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Grundkenntnisse
    Französisch: Grundkenntnisse

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    I often travel to Spanish speaking communities. I wish to strengthen my Spanish speaking skills. I have enjoyed a career as a teacher, so I love to teach English!

  • Unterkunft


    Workawayers will stay in a cottage or the 1956 Imperial Mansion while tackling small renovation tasks to make the place shine. There is a double bed in the back bedroom and a twin bed in a second, tiny (but pretty) bedroom. We have installed an air conditioner in the living room and bedroom. We are very sensitive to unnecessary waste and insist that, like us, our guests seek to minimize power consumption, water use, etc. We also don't approve of flagrant intoxication of any kind. Keeping the spaces tidy is essential as is respecting our neighbors by adjusting voice volume in the evening, especially near the river as sounds travel easily. There is a laundry within a mile of us, and there's a dryer and a clothes line on site for your use. We'd prefer not to share our space with cigarette smokers.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Workawayers should plan to stay with us for 4 or more weeks. Longer stays may be considered depending upon need.

    There's so much to do and see in the Thousand Islands region; boat tours, castle and light house visits, fishing, art galleries and classes, restaurants, wineries, breweries, hiking, kayaking. The bridges to Canada are about 15 minutes away by car. Several cities, including Syracuse, NY, are about 90 minutes away.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    WiFi access is dependable

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Small, friendly dogs are welcome.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


  • ...


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

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 788958218888

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