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We are a St. Louis couple looking to challenge what sustainable living can mean in an urban context. We recently purchased a vacant lot from the city landbank in the vibrant Benton Park West neighborhood in St. Louis City. We will be constructing an environmentally regenerative tiny house from mostly reclaimed/upcycled materials and creating a permaculture garden space.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesArt ProjectsHelp with Eco ProjectsGardeningDIY and building projectsFarmstay helpCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseGeneral Maintenance
UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
You can expect to learn about alternative building and sustainable energy. Tiggs is a master craftsman and can build anything from nothing. I am passionate about gardening and am excited to create a vibrant and diverse garden space. We love to travel and are excited to meet other travelers who are excited about our projects.
We are looking for Workawayers who can help with us, and our two kids (7 and 9 years old), with the construction of an environmentally sustainable tiny house and help in the garden. More than just a functional, minimalistic living space, this house will be a creative expression with opportunities for volunteers to show off their artistic skills.
We are asking for 5 hours of work, 5 days a week from Workawayers and will provide accommodations and shared meals or food to prepare your own meals. Our program is designed for short-term stays (2 weeks maximum).
This host offers a language exchange
We are excited to practice Spanish!
You will be staying in our recently renovated "shabin". This is a one room shack/cabin located behind our living space. The shabin has an attached greenhouse and opens to an organic garden. The bathroom/shower is located 100 meters away in the woodshop/studio.
What else ...
We are located in a diverse and historic neighborhood just two blocks from Cherokee Street, where you can find coffee shops, live music, bars, and the best tacos in town. The Gateway Arch, St. Louis Zoo, Forest Park, and downtown are just a short drive or bike ride away. Take an evening stroll to enchanting Benton Park or adventure down to the magnificent Mississippi. Right off historic Route 66, you will get to experience one of the most famous highways in the world. A day's drive will bring you to Lake of the Ozarks, Merrimac Caverns, impressive state parks, wineries, and more!
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
Space for parking camper vans
This host can provide space for campervans.
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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