Tiny house and urban farm project in in St. Louis City, Missouri, USA

  • United States
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  • Last activity: 30 Nov 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    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 opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help


    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).

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    We are excited to practice Spanish!

  • Accommodation


    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 ...

    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

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 253459556275

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