Help with some Urban Gardening & Tiny House Build projects in Chicago, USA

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    09/09/2019

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello, I'm Ryan!
    I have a lovely home in Logan Square, Chicago, where I have indoor and outdoor projects that I could use your help with. From Carpentry/Framing to Gardening and General Home Maintainance, I've got plenty of fun for you!

    I consider myself a kind and gentle laid back human who likes to find the best in other humans.
    I'm a world traveler, hiker, nature lover. I'm passionate about the world's cultures and when I'm not traveling I travel locally by going to world music shows, culturally rich theater, and diverse ethnic restaurants.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I'm a world traveler, hiker, nature lover. I'm passionate about the world's cultures (the food, the music, the nature, the politics and the films from everywhere else) and when I'm not traveling I travel locally by going to world music shows (every Wednesday night at Old Town School of Folk Music), culturally rich theater, and diverse ethnic restaurants.

    I'm an avid hiker and visit the local nature frequently (Kettle Moraine forest in Wisconsin and the Sand Dune forests around Lake Michigan in Indiana and Michigan).

    I've lived in Chicago for 20+ years and am happy to guide you throughout your stay with what is of interest to you!

  • Help

    Help

    Carpentry / Construction Skills?
    Summer 2019 I'm considering building a Shed/Garden House/Tiny House.
    I'm in research mode right now.
    This would be a 70sqft 10x7 insulated shed with windows and electricity for visiting guests. If you have done foundation work, framing, roofing and any other home bulding/ carpentry skills this would be a VERY FUN project for YOU!
    Gardeners!

    I have 4 "huge mound" type gardens that i've built and am learning to garden with. I've sown native wildflowers in several and am beginning to plant the others. These gardens are for the birds, butterflies and bees. I've NO IDEA what i'm doing and learn from my mistakes every day. If you love to garden you can have good fun while we learn together. I'm looking to build a hybrid fence/herb wall/raised garden wall that could provide edibles to the mix of gardens.

    Handy-People!
    I have many house projects inside and outside (sealing cracks and painting, replacing windows, tuckpointing, building and hanging shelves, sealing and painting the roof, repairing an ailing garage, fixing sidewalk cracks).

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, un poquito Espanol, um pouco de Português

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Workawayers will have their own private bedroom in the 2 bedroom flat in which I live. There is a comfy full-size bed (which can sleep two if you are a couple). Shared living space (living, dining, kitchen and bath).

    We will prepare meals and have food and ingredients available for Workawayers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I consider myself a kind and gentle laid back human who likes to find the best in other humans.
    I keep a tidy/clean shoes off house.
    I don't watch much television.
    I enjoy being out and about in Chicago but also love to cook at home.
    I work a 9-5 day job in marketing for a music instruments retailer.
    I'm also into film production and love to travel and work on documentary film projects.
    Any questions just ask!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 298696256566