We are a wannabe homesteader family, a Mom, Dad, and 18-month old daughter. Currently, we have chickens, goats, and dogs. Plus a summer garden. Our goal is to slowly become more self-sustaining and enjoy a wholesome lifestyle that offers our family an opportunity to build our dream home, a Earthship/Hempcrete hybrid. As of July 2019 we are still in the excavating stage and hope to be pounding tires this summer. If you want to workaway with us you NEED TRANSPORTATION. We are in a rural area 30 minutes to a grocery store. You can visit us at
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
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If you are looking to make plans for summer 2019, please reach out and let me know. Great area for fishing, hiking, backpacking, camping, mountain biking, 4-wheeling, rafting, and kayaking.
What's an Earthship? A passive solar, thermal mass house that is made of both natural and recycled materials (primarily earth-packed tires), designed by a revolutionary architect named Michael Reynold and there is an entire community in Taos, New Mexico.
Starting in May 2019 we need some help getting started on an Earthship build in Howard, Colorado. This location is on the edge of the San Isabel national forest. The location is rural and borders hundreds of acres of BLM (public land) along the North side, but only 20 minutes from Salida, CO with restaurants, art galleries, hot springs, zip lining, and antiquing. Plus the 2nd largest concentration of 14,000-foot mountains, next to the Himalayan mountain range, so if you are into hiking, this is the place!
Tent sites, electricity, running water, and very slow satellite internet. We currently live in a manufactured home with our one year-old daughter. For showers, you will have to go into the nearest town (Salida, CO), there is an indoor hot springs, where you can pay $5 for just a shower, or $11 to swim/soak.
This is a great opportunity for individuals, couples, or families interested in the self-sustaining lifestyle where we combine modern amenities with low-impact living. We hope this experience will inspire you and give you the skills you need to build your own self-sustaining home in the future.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week