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.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
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, building, staining, fire and weed mitigation. Building projects include minor renovations. Also looking for carpentry and automotive experience.
Two types of accommodations for singles or couples only: 1) Guest bedroom for one female with queen bed, private bath and laundry located within the home. 2) Workawayers with Camper includes private outdoor space with firepit. Three meals a day and snacks included. Option to eat dinner with family or on your own.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Hook-Up includes electric and water w/concrete pad and firepit
Friendly pets accepted for workawayers traveling in campervans
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week, maximum 1 week stay