Greetings. I am an artist living in one of the most beautiful spots in the world, Boulder ,UT. It's a teeny town on the edge of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. At 67, I'm finding it hard to complete all the many projects I have. There is gardening help and some rudimentary carpentry, and other small house projects. I also would love help in making my framing, which I do from scratch and I am starting some new projects which would require large stretchers for canvases and making screens to paint on. As a landscape painter, it might also be fun to have some help carry large pieces for drawing in the wilds! A couple would be most welcome too.And it would be an added benefit if I could get some computer help, though not essential. A car is needed here as it is so remote. I speak Greek and Italian. Should someone from Greece or Italy want to come here I would adore having the chance to speak in those languages. As this is my first experiment with having an unknown person in my house, I don't want to commit to more two weeks.
I must say this again....a car is a must as well as a drivers' license
I will be moving soon to Taos, NM and am not sure of my dates, so for the time being I cannot commit
Help with Computers / internet
As an artist, I would be happy to show people how to use pastels and also how to cut glass and mats and do simple frames.Also I would be glad to show my visitors some wonderful spots to hike and camp, and could lend some basic camping equipment. Not only would visitors experience living on the edge of a magnificent wilderness, but they would also experience the life of an artist.And this is a wonderful community too, with events and musicians and a great Saturday market.
There are many kinds of chores, from making simple screen doors, to artists' stretchers and frames to weeding and digging in the garden, and perhaps a bit of landscaping ....so rudimentary woodworking skills would be needed.I have a small woodworking shop with a table saw and planer so familiarity with those would also be useful.
English, Italian, Greek, some French
A bedroom with a wonderful view, with an independent entrance and private outside sitting area with ones own bathroom, though shared by visitors during the day.,i would provide food for breakfast and lunch and a cooked dinner (which might be fun to cook together) I work late and so am a late diner (normal for Europeans) Would be happy to send photos.
This is a place for nature lovers, not city lovers. There is some best hiking in the world. There are so many gorgeous places to go. (Check out photos of GSENM online.) Saying that, there are a few excellent restaurants here, and the nearest town Escalante also offers restaurants and a pub.
I am used to living alone, so this will be a new experience for me. I wake fairly early but would prefer not to be social for an hour or so in the morning when I like to read and meditate for a while.
I was imagining doing the work in the morning with afternoons free, but should you want to do an overnight campout or small trip, I could be flexible.
I would prefer couples.
I am a vegetarian, as is my cooking! But I have no objection if you want to bring your own meat.
I have a dog, but I have no fence and there are many temptations around here, so I'm afraid no a animals.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week