Help our community and experience living in harmony with nature in Colorado, USA

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a small kin's domain community of four domains in Southern Colorado, 30 minutes southwest of Pueblo, Colorado. The founders are retired hard working people with a powerful dream for a truly sustainable community bringing back the ancient Vedruss Culture described in the Ringing Cedars Books by Vladimir Megre. Our daughter and her significant other have a new baby and are building their domain dream within the community. Other domains are being built off and on by members as they plan and work on their version of a paradise garden.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Other

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You could interact with people who are committed to living in harmony with nature and are transitioning to that lifestyle. We all speak English with a bit of Spanish, You could learn and experiment with alternative building methods, and try out our transitional off-grid lifestyle. Our pedal powered water pump is the first of its kind anywhere. You could have many wonderful discussions about alternative lifestyle elements we have tried. Some have worked and some have not. Some still need improvement and those could be stimulating discussions and experiments as well.

    If you love being in Nature, want to deepen your connection with Nature and thereby deepen your connection with your own true nature, this is a great place and group for that. Our expertise includes, the legalities of community and structure building, the function of Government and Law in relation to community, the transition from modern lifestyle to a sustainable lifestyle. Communicating with Nature, and good hard work.

    One of our community members is a fully trained Lakota Sioux pipe carrier and qualified to offer you a Lakota Sioux (native American) pipe ceremony for whatever intent you may desire. You only need to ask.

  • Help

    Help

    Because of our very rustic lifestyle and cold winters we do not accept guests during December, January and February. We'll be warmed up and open for guests again March through part of November. We are building a kin's domain community in southern Colorado and have a LOT of projects needing help (mostly building and planting). We have a project building a manually pumped water system to move spring water from our canyon to the canyon rim 140 feet above. We have path building projects through a steep forested area (leading down to the river canyon). We have shelters ready to be cobbed and shelters ready to be roofed. The roofing work is both framing and installing metal roofing. We have holes to dig for trees and at certain times of the year we have trees to plant in those holes. We also have people building their own private domains (2-1/2 acre plots) who can sometimes use help. There is a lot of digging work needed here and there, a light well drilling rig that needs someone to run it, some electrical work for the solar powered camper (to find a short), and we also have a river to swim in depending on the season, places to explore or meditate in nature's beauty, and even some places for hiking during your off time.

    IMPORTANT for some people: We are at an elevation of 5200 feet. Some health conditions will make it difficult to work in this altitude (low for Colorado but high for many visitors). Healthy people will only experience more heavy breathing especially when hiking up from the canyon.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English/Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We live off-grid in a relatively remote area with no public transportation access. Cell phone service is limited and is best (but not great) with any service on the Sprint network. Verizon and ATT are really spotty. Being off-grid we have no land-line for phone. We do have satellite internet but our allotted bandwidth is very limited so no downloading of videos or music. Don't plan on more than thirty to 60 minutes or so of internet time each day unless you drive or get a ride to the local library (15 miles away). Because our electricity is generated from a small solar system we do not get on line at all on cloudy days. Life and accommodations here are very rustic as we're in the early stages of development.

    For our guests we have a camper that sleeps six (no refrigerator) and one of the projects is to complete the cobbed walls of a 20x20 guest cabin which will be available eventually (already roofed). The camper has solar but there's a wiring problem so night lighting is from oil lanterns. In cold weather seasons the camper is heated with a small propane "buddy" heater (We supply the propane). The camper has no plumbing. Water is supplied via a five gallon water bottle dispenser (we supply the spring water). We will provide food, of course, and you will prepare your own breakfast. You may prepare all your own food if you prefer, or share in our evening family meals. We will provide you with linens or you can bring your own (sleeping bag is fine also). Sheets will be clean but blankets are not washed after each guest leaves. The camper has a propane stove and oven and is furnished with basic cooking utensils. It's more like camping than visiting someone in an ordinary house. If you are one who does not adjust easily to cool weather this may not be a good choice for you because our autumns can get quite chilly sometimes. Fall temperatures range from 30's to 70's Fahrenheit which is great for outdoor work. Much of our work would be more pleasant with a good pair of work gloves.

    We can accommodate children (up to a family of six) but if you bring pets that is at your own risk. We are in a ranching area and ranchers shoot coyotes and dogs (even cats) they don't know. You may hear the occasional gun shots of a rancher clearing his land of perceived predators. We have no fenced areas for pets and we share our land with natural predators (coyotes, lynx, bobcat, mountain lions, bears, hawks, and owls). We love them but pets may be dinner for them. Another issue to consider if you want to bring your dog is that we have been developing a very nice relationship with the wild animals around us. We have a herd of 13 or so deer that consistently graze and bed down near our campers. About a year ago a visitor brought a dog that chased the deer away and it took them several months to come back. Believe it or not, we a have a family of skunks that we have become quite comfortable with and even friendly with. Two foxes frequently come around and have become fairly comfortable around us. We also have three feral cats who help keep mice out of our campers. We love these wild animals as much as you love your dog(s) and ask that you bring your dog ONLY if you believe it can co-exist harmoniously with these pre-existing animals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you actually did want to leave this beautiful place to go see other interesting places, we are in the foothills of the Wet Mountains, a range of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. We're an hour from Pike's Peak, and Garden of the Gods, a great tourist area. Every road and highway leads to beautiful scenic views, camping, and historic sites. There's not a lot of reason to leave for these views because they exist right here on our land along with hiking, river exploration, quiet meditation spots and lots of wildlife. We have deer, antelope, bobcats, bears, mountain lions, badgers, coyotes, huge turtles, snakes, prairie dogs, and more but mostly they stay off in the distance or are visible only through their scat that they leave in the night.

    The community members here, often work in town during the week days so you may be on your own with certain kinds of projects or with just one or two community members with you. We have a certain amount of social time but we're pretty focused on our projects because our dream is so big with many completions needed. We currently have only four active domains in various stages of building their domain plans. What we don't want: Please do not come here because of Colorado's new Marijuana laws. If you need drugs (even organic ones) and alcohol to "relax and enjoy" (aka "escape") we are not a good location and community for you. On the other hand, if you love being in Nature, want to deepen your connection with Nature and thereby deepen your connection with your own true nature, we are a GREAT place to spend some time and energy.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

beginning to plant a forest
Our well drilling rig (slowly digging through 100' of solid rock)
Snow is normal in Colorado Fall, winter and spring
standing on the rim of the canyon
a wonderful friend and helper sitting in one of our rock fields.
Our community founders standing in a future forest
deep enough for swimming in good weather





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