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We are professionals who left Silicon Valley in California to pursue a more adventurous lifestyle. Sophie, a Golden Retriever, is super friendly and loves to chase tennis balls. The property sits on 35 acres with 360-degree views of mountains, canyons, and a world heritage site. It includes a meadow, a forest with hiking trails, raised garden beds, a pond, outbuildings, and an art studio. All within 2 miles of the historic town of Mancos, Colorado.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesHelp with Eco ProjectsGardeningDIY and building projectsGeneral Maintenance
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Travelers will experience rural Colorado surrounded by Native American ruins and culture, hiking, rafting, gardening, local music, and enjoying the beauty of the surrounding mountains. The art studio is available to workawayers. The host is very familiar with the area and enjoys various outdoor activities including exploring Mesa Verde and other less-known ruins.
Depending on the season, volunteer assignments include general maintenance and repair, carpentry, building, painting, fire and weed mitigation. Building projects include minor renovations. Also looking for eco-friendly garden and landscaping design.
Two types of accommodations for singles or couples only: 1) Adorable Tiny House that sleeps one comfortably w/kitchenette, small wood burning stove. 2) Workawayers with personal camper; includes private outdoor space with firepit. During Covid meals are not an option with family, however, the host will provide groceries.
What else ...
Located in Western Colorado, USA, in the Mancos Valley. Mancos is a historical community at 7,000 feet elevation that sits on the cusp of the magnificent La Plata mountains and national forests where you can camp, fish, mountain bike, ski, and hike. Mancos is the gateway to Mesa Verde National Park, a world heritage site. We are also within driving distance of other national parks; Monument Valley, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Hovenweep, and Canyonlands. Durango is a 30-minute drive that includes world-class fly fishing, rafting, and the famous Durango/Silverton Narrow Gauge Train.
Public Transportation is not available so a rental car or personal vehicle is best if you want to explore the area. Guests may use a host bike.
Expectations of others are to display the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. We are kind, gracious and enjoy casual or meaningful conversations.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Space for parking camper vans
Hook-Up includes electric and water w/concrete pad and firepit
Can possibly accept pets
Friendly dogs accepted for workawayers traveling in campervans
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week, maximum 1 week stay
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