Help shape this beautiful land with a lot of history and character in Nevada City, California


United States

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  • Description


    I will give priority to Workawayers with construction and carpentry skills who are willing to help with finishing my guest cabin since this is my most urgent project

    I Moved back to Northern California in 1970's for a quieter life and found this property in 2001, moved into a cabin thought to be a palace, and over the next year replaced, updated, and moved on to caring for the land. Between 1970 and 2001 I opened and operated a custom sewing workroom for interior designers. Closed the business in 2008 and gave all my attention to making the space around me beautiful . Tibetan lama and monks had been here in 70's built an alter, as another group moved on and started the seven arrows spiritual movement.

    At this timet I am finishing a guest cabin on my property, working on the garden and expanding it, and planning on turning an empty chicken coop into a sauna.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There are plenty of opportunities to learn and exchange skills! There are always projects going on in here, depending on interests and needs you'll be able to learn or practice your gardening, carpentry, sewing, construction...

    You could work on the cabin that's being rehabilitated, help me build a sauna, or tend to the garden. There are many possibilities and we can work together to decide what's the best fit for you!

    I live 2 miles north of the gold miners town of Nevada City with a vibrant historical center with a lot of bars, restaurants, and boutiques with local crafts. Moreover there are opportunitys for spiritual development: spiritual centers, yoga classes, etc.

  • Help


    There's so much unused space in the property, and so many ongoing or planned projects that you'll be able to choose what suits you best! Current projects include:

    - Growing the garden and setting up a watering system, new crops, and a greenhouse.
    - Working on the cabin/guest space: installing a sink and shower, building a deck, and a whole new room. If you have construction and/or carpentry skills or you would like to learn more about it there's a lot of work to be done!
    - Maintenance: raking, cleaning, painting...
    - Art: I would like to add art and all kinds of decoration to the space; if you have the skills or ideas you can help shaping the look and feel of the place! I particularly like metal structures that create sound and music when the wind blows.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    There's a beautiful cabin where workawayers can stay away from the main house. You'll have your own double bed, bathroom, and a few kitchen appliances all for yourself. We're currently working on installing a sink and running water (maybe you can help with that when you're here!), but there's water (including an outdoor shower with hot water) in another space near the cabin. there are plenty of nice spots to hang out outside.

    I also have space if you'd prefer to camp in your tent, and you can plug-in your motor home to water and electricity.

    You'll have access to a small kitchen in your own cabin.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located in the midst of Gold Country, Northern California; there's so much happening here, take your pick! Meditation, shopping, organic farms and markets, spiritual center, art, live theater, music, music, music, great thrift stores, great radio, wonderful old fair grounds, the Celtic Festival, and more! I stay busy here at town once a week. ride share services and the Yuba bus for river trips available.

    town is only 3 miles away, you can walk there in an hour. I can drive you there when I go in.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    2-3 hours 5 days

Host ref number: 342469147577