Home repairs, eco-landscaping and water conservation projects at our home in Palm Bay, Florida, USA

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  • Description

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    COVID UPDATE: Unfortunately, with the COVID spread in Florida and the United States as a whole we have come to the decision to close our calender until after winter. We will re-evaluate after the new year. We wish EVERYONE well and be safe.
    We do take Covid seriously. Your space is semi-separate and will allow for isolation of space for the first 10 days - 2 weeks. And STILL allow for work to be done. (we sanitize the kitchen after every use during the isolation period) If you are not of the belief that masks in public and staying out of crowds (especially indoors) is STILL important than this isn't going to work for us.
    Parcel of land with a home in a quiet neighborhood 1 mile from the Indian River which is a basin behind the barrier islands on the Atlantic Ocean!! Tucked up by Turkey Creek Sanctuary. This home housed 3 families for a decade. Then, Life happened quickly, suddenly and on it's own terms. The house seems empty and is in need of some caretaking. WOW,2020!
    There are 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a living room/office space that can be closed off from the kitchen and dining room and 3 of the bedrooms. A garage living space/laundry room, AND a pool! (professionally taken care of )
    We have 2 small garden beds. We would love to have more! These are behind schedule. We have what started out to be catching and recycling water. It has been left semi-abandoned and I would love to revive it! We have energy-saving, food producing ,while being environmentally beneficial and native , landcaping that is only going to take care of us if we take care of it.

    The long term goal would be to have a self-sustaining parcel, full of food producing, water conserving, shade sitting space to relax, eat and enjoy life under the tree. A spot where the bees, butterflies and local critters can live and thrive! Short term is the work to get there and the home repairs, maintenance and updates needed, as well. (see kitchen counter) The immediate expertise needed is plumber, concrete, stucco and ANYTHING that can help with the new mobile home I just bought!

    We are LGBTQ & BLM allies and 420 friendly with 2-3 cats around at any given time and occasionally dogs visit for days at a time, too!
    We will provide essentials/basics for breakfast or lunch. I hopw we can exchange some dinners!

    We would love to be a host of like minded people to my corner of the World. I believe we are One Human Family sharing One Planet. And this seems like a WIN-WIN-WIN! You, me and my beautiful historical environment! Think Global, Act Local.
    We are on what they call the Space Coast of Florida ...you could see a rocket launch! Visit the Kennedy Space Museum. St. Augustine, the oldest CITY in the United State of America just 2 hours away. Tampa and the white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico 2 hours away. Have breakfast and a swim in the Atlantic Ocean on the east coast of FL with the surfers and have lunch and a swim in the Gulf of Mexico, beach combing the white sands for treasures on the west coast of Florida! And still be home for dinner!!

    Orlando and Disney just an hour away while Miami and the islands of the Florida Keys (Key West!!) southern most point in the USA just 6 hours away!!

    Looking forward to trading stories, favorite foods and culture!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I hope my years of growing up on a Michigan farm and then living in Central and South Florida with 10 years living on a boat full time. (i am still on the boat part time) will contribute to an interesting conversation and that the corner of the world I occupy is of interest to those interested in traveling.
    Space Coast ...could see a rocket launch! or Visit the Kennedy Space Museum. St. Augustine the oldest city in the United State of America just 2 hours away. Tampa and the white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico 2 hours away. Have breakfast and a swim in the Atlantic Ocean on the east coast of FL with the surfers and have lunch and a swim in the Gulf of Mexico beach combing the white sands of the west coast of Florida! And still be home for dinner!!
    Orlando and Disney just an hour away while Miami and the islands of the Florida Keys (Key West!!) southern most point in the USA just 6 hours away!!

  • Help

    Help

    Some help with plumbing, flooring, bath/kitchen cabinet remodel which are the current projects on the house AND the trailer. The water conservation, edible sustainable gardening are the top outside projects. I will take help with cooking and cleaning, as well!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private room (that can accomodate 2+ people) If you come as a group. After the isolation period and IF we extend any stays. There may be a change in rooms. Still a private room but with a shared bath (IF there is another helper here at the time) Food essentials/basics will be provided for breakfast or lunch. (we can negotiate more hours for more food., if needed/wanted) Full kitchen. Hopefully, we can have dinner exchanges!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have great Public transportation in my area. It will take you to ALL the sites I mentioned before.

  • 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

    We have 2 work spaces available. Wi-fi and printers, scanners, copiers.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    I do have limited space for a campervan or small travel trailer with no hookups. (as of now).

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    As space and accommodations present themselves, pets are welcome on a case-by-case situation. Pets MUST be CAT allies. Not just tolerate cats. :)

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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