Join us on our homestead in Western Colorado, USA

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  • Last activity: 29 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    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 opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    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 ...

    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

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Hook-Up includes electric and water w/concrete pad and firepit

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Friendly dogs accepted for workawayers traveling in campervans

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week, maximum 1 week stay

Host ref number: 442666122126

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