Help with DIY, eco-landscaping and daily life in Palm Bay, Florida, USA

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  • Description

    Description

    COVID UPDATE: We do take Covid seriously. We have all been vaccinated with booster and we will require at least the vaccination from anyone staying in any capacity. If you are not of the belief that masks inside crowded buildings and keeping up with and following CDC guidelines is STILL important then this isn't going to work for us.

    We are a family 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. We are just getting into 2 properties and need some help!

    The house has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. We're looking at the kit. counter replace, bathroom remodels, We have 2 small empty garden beds. We would love to get these planted again, and get started on an herb garden! EVERYTHING is behind schedule, and I spend my time trying to keep ahead of the parcel getting overgrown. Catching and recycling water has been left semi-abandoned, the pool area (professionally taken care of weekly ) and backyard are in dire need of LOVE. Our long-term goal is to have energy-saving, food-producing, environmentally beneficial, and native landscaping with little help from us. Right now, that is a mess! :)

    There is a living room/office space that can be closed off from most of the house and a garage living space/laundry room,

    We also have a trailer 3 miles from the front door of the house. Pictures MOSTLY of trailer. It is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath that we bought as a fixer-upper March 2020...and then Covid shut the world down and now is now with the workforce/shipping issues.
    We have managed to get to the finish/trim work for the most part. Pictures are mostly the trailer.

    We use both spaces to house our volunteers, just depends on what life hands us at any given moment. But, work is at both places. And we will need help with finding and picking up the material.

    The ultimate 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!

    The short-term goal is the work it takes to get there while catching up on home repairs, updates, and maintenance needed. We are doing this with a mindset of recycling, reusing, repurposing, with a rely on Home Depot!
    We can also use a little domestic help, including cooking family meals. Food is provided, but we do not do any of the cooking.

    We are LGBTQ & BLM allies (If you are not, don't bother :) ) with a resident cat and dog. The cat who isn't interested in people at all....at first!
    We would love to be a host of like-minded people in our corner of the World. We believe we are One Human Family sharing One Planet. And this seems like a WIN-WIN-WIN! You, us and our beautiful historical environment! Think Global, Act Local.
    We are on what they call the Space Coast of Florida. Visit the Kennedy Space Museum. You can see a rocket launch from our yard!
    Visit St. Augustine, the oldest CITY in the United State of America which is just 2 hours away. Or, Tampa and the white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico is also 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, beachcombing the white sands for treasures on the west coast of Florida! And still be home for a kayak ride and dinner!!

    Orlando and Disney are just an hour away while Miami and the islands of the Florida Keys (Key West!!) southernmost point in the continental 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

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    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 a quick kayak ride and 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 light mobile home flooring, bath/kitchen cabinet remodel which are the current projects on the house AND the trailer. Landscaping help, including finishing a path. The water conservation, edible sustainable gardening are the top outside projects. And of course I will take help with cooking and cleaning, if that's your thing!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Sign language (American): Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a couple of rooms in the house and a trailer with 2 bedrooms. Sometimes you have a private bath and sometimes you share a bath with one other. We do reserve the right to make changes as to which space is available. (House or Trailer)
    Food is provided but we do not do any of the cooking. :) :)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have great Public transportation in my area. It will take you to ALL the sites I mentioned before. Local hiking, kayaking, sanctuary, bike/walking trails and paths.

  • 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.

  • 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. :) All pets must also be up to date on vaccines. (with proof)

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day , 5 days a week


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