We are a working circus family! My husband and I have five beautiful children, one dog, and a gorgeous home that sits on a third of an acre at the bottom of a mountain. We are in a professional band that performs frequently and our home is very musical and lively. It's difficult to put our entire vision into a small box, but here is the basis of what you would need to know:
Our mission is creating community through music, art, dance, food as medicine and conscious parenting. Our vision is to provide a space for travelers and their families to come "plug in" to the resources this city has to offer, and to learn and grow with us until they are ready for their next adventure.
We are looking for workers who are spiritually focused, psychic, intuitive, healers, or all of the above. While here you will have the opportunity to assist us with cultivating the land and vision.
Here are some ideas of what we will need assistance with:
Outdoor work and projects:
Building a chicken coop *️Done
Starting a garden
Building ( repairing) a sweat lodge
Building a fire pit circle
Planting fruit trees
Building a dry sauna
Building outdoor balcony
Building a drip system *️Done
Setting up our 18 foot teepee *️Done!
Building a stage
Building an outdoor kitchen (in progress)
Indoor work or projects include:
Rigging for aerial silks
Painting (murals, artistic)
Building revolving doors
Planning dinners/cooking meals for the house
Teaching our children about other cultures and language
Facilitating Yoga or other body-mind-spirit activity
There are enough opportunities to work and stay busy that there should be no shortage of working with things you enjoy. We'll keep your hands busy so your mind can be free.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
We are looking for volunteers who are interested in experiencing family life in the new paradigm. Have a desire to assist us as we create something for many to share, and be flexible, as our needs will change as we all grow. Just be ready to help, and self-directed once you understand what needs to be done. Self-awareness and understanding of inter-connectedness a must!
Ideally, if you are working happily it won't be necessary to keep track of hours, but if you prefer, or if we feel that we need more clarification, we will ask that you do five hours of work a day. There will be plenty of playtime, you'll see! There are beautiful places to hike, bike, horseback ride and explore within a few blocks. We are surrounded by trailheads in all directions. Phoenix is a plethora of activity as well, and has a great live music and counterculture scene, with an art district that is one of the best in the country. We also have the world-renowned Musical Instrument Museum, as well as other art and history museums.
Our helpers will usually have a choice of where to sleep, and when we make arrangements, we will let you know what your options are. We have a spare bedroom in the house, and a large space outside with many different options from tents, Tee pee, and other places to sleep under the stars if you like. Summers in Arizona get very hot, so staying wet is important, as well as not working long hours in the heat of the day.
Breakfast and lunch is help yourself, dinners provided every day, with a rotation of people who cook for everyone. A shelf in the refrigerator will be reserved just for you if your want to keep your own food.
Oh, did we mention that we have a salt-water pool?
We require a one month minimum under normal circumstances, and a six week maximum. However, if a project gets finished early and the helper is ready to go, or if more time is needed to complete a project, we can be very flexible. That being said, if we feel that any individual is not meshing well with our family, if an agreement can't be reached, we reserve the right to ask the helper to leave early.
We host classes, workshops and events. We call our program "Activating The Sacred Family". We often are surrounded by other circus and music performers, and most people will be willing to share their knowledge and experiences. At the very least, you will have learned a great deal by the time you move on your way. At the most, who knows, maybe you will want to stay and become part of the community!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Five hours per day