Help the Buffalo Range grow


United States

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  • Description


    We provide opportunities for vacant land reuse along Peckham Street in Buffalo and in a rural area in erie county.

    We view vacant space, and houses as a way to share knowledge about food production and creative building. We are poor, in a poor city in a poor neighborhood, but strive to enjoy our abundance with others. There's no shortage of sunlight in the summer, so we are generally working on projects in the area every day.

    The garden has many daily responsibilities, including conversing with neighbors, watering, weeding, transplanting, seeding and fertilizing. We also have livestock in a rural setting.

    We salvage building materials for small building projects such as a gazebo, park benches and animal housing. There are no shortages of walls and plenty of paint to brighten up the neighborhood.

    There are several buildings we are working on ranging from bus stops to large houses.

    Your help would be appreciated. We do a mix of creative and building activities in our own work days, and hope you can enjoy the same. You will have a good opportunity to get a feel for the different shades of the rust belt, and have easy access to the rest of the city. We have several bikes for use, cook daily, and have a place to stay, or get away, which ever you please.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have worked as educators and can provide space for you to do your own creative projects. Help our neighborhood and you can live simple but free.

  • Help


    Gardening- There are several plots for vegetables and fruit trees. We also maintain a small nursery, street trees, and sidewalk "zen gardens".

    Building - There is no shortage of building projects in our community. We offer apartments for rent and houses to own that need help with varying types of construction and brightening. There are also neighboring families that are in need of help. We are open to creative building projects: park benches, a treehouse, a materials garage, art, painting with clay, and tire-building.

    Community Organizing - We would like to build on free-school learning opportunities and library building: tutoring, language-exchange, bike repair, music jams. If you are a teacher, we would be excited to empower you to teach what you love.

    We are also building a workforce and land access through a land trust.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We have a house with a full kitchen, hot water and internet access. We also have plenty of couches, a habitable work-in-progress, or pitch a tent, if you please.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In abundance, we will share this world.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected


Host ref number: 454737973858