Help me to create a sustainable, community supportive space based on permaculture principles in Detroit, US


United States

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    I bought a house in Detroit and am fixing it up on my own! My goal is to reuse as many materials as possible and create a sustainable, community supportive space based on permaculture principles. I also teach dance and yoga, practice Thai massage, and bicycle pedicab in Detroit.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    - I can teach a good bit about Permaculture and sustainable design
    - I can talk a lot about Detroit
    - I can teach you how to dance!
    - I can teach about rehabbing old homes
    - I can speak in English, Spanish, or Italian while doing any of the above!

  • Help


    I need help with a bit of everything. Lots of house projects (GREAT if you have skills like carpentry, electrical, etc; there are also a lot of random projects that just need hands). In the summer gardening and outdoor maintenance; in the winter work inside house renovating and making it more energy efficient. Always trying to create more systems to make house more efficient and sustainable.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    Can happily share English, and I would LOVE to practice my Italian and Spanish (both very proficient) or French and Portuguese (can only read).

  • Accommodation


    Accommodations depend on number of people and amount of time. Possibly a bedroom; possibly a living room with a mattress; possible a giant open second floor that has been gutted and left wide open. House has come a long way from carrying buckets of water, showering outside, and heating with only a wood burning stove, to having plumbing and heating. That said, the house is simple and that is the goal. I will have a relatively regularly functioning kitchen, and there will likely be a balance of preparing food together and being on your own to prepare food yourself.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Detroit is awesome! I have extra bicycles and I highly recommend exploring it. We've got good museums, interesting street art, and friendly, good people.

  • 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

    I have good wifi.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    I can maybe accept pets on a case by case basic.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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