Seeking help on our treehouse in a sustainable eco intentional community located in north Missouri, USA

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  • Description

    Description

    We have a newly built treehouse that has plenty of work to add the finishing touches inside, outside and around land area! Welcome to all who wish to join us for the experience!

    We are located in a popular eco village which is located in north Missouri. This is a great sustainable intentional community so anyone who is generally interested in communities would most definitely enjoy this experience.

    The community here is filled with a lot of straw bale and cob buildings so it's a great place to see them or attend one of the natural building workshops here if you're interested in that, or at least get to walk around and have a lot of 'ahhhhhhh' moments as there are some out of this world buildings here. And generally it's a great way to get away from the outside world and be suspended in this little village of people who all care about the planet but still be able to connect via internet to the world outside :) If you love animals then you are in for a treat as you can experience some beautiful organic and sustainable farms here where you can visit and cuddle cows, pigs, goats, chickens and ducks!

    The community is all simple living, meaning no luxuries unless you find woods and pond and bird song to be luxury :)

    If you are interested in living off grid, cooking on wood, being more green, non violent communication, alternative building techniques, composting toilets and community life in general then this will be the perfect exchange for you!

    The space is not for rent to paying guests and won't be for paying guests. This is my private property that is within the community grounds, but it's my own home and I'm looking for volunteers personally, not for the community or through the community.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    This is a truly unique eco village so you won't just be learning or experiencing this build project but you will be immersed in a very special way of life that celebrates nature, off grid living and an alternative lifestyle.

    Some alternative sustainable systems we have here that you can explore are

    Solar Power
    Rain Water Collection
    Wind Power
    Sustainable Appliances
    Cob Oven
    Composting Toilets
    Grey-water re-use system
    Food system integration
    Passive Solar Hot Water
    Rocket Stove
    Natural Furniture building


    And socially this place has a lot to offer too! Who knows, after visiting maybe you'll want to come live here ;)

  • Help

    Help

    So to sum it up, we are looking for one or two volunteers who are interested in helping in all and any ways to set up this new residence withing the village. The treehouse is built but there is plenty of finishing to be done on the inside, outside and garden areas as well as help with installing some sort of off grid water systems and so on. General help, whatever you can offer!

    The hours would be 5 hours a day, 5 days a week.... plenty of time to enjoy the swimming pond, walks around the land of 300+ acres, enjoying a beer at happy hour, joining game night or whatever activities that are going on that week!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Lithuanian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Camping!!!

    There are tent platforms and tents and bedding is provided!

    Food will of course be included. We eat pretty healthy here, a lot of local and organic food but also some that is just plain grocery stuff (just being honest! We aren't making our own ketchup yet!). We are vegetarian and your lunch and dinners will always be prepared but breakfast might sometimes be self serve.

    Beside your accommodations or where you're sleeping, you will also have access to the community common house, which is just an area that's available for everyone 24/7 that has a library, living room or hang out space, an office, shower/baths, laundry, WIFI! So you can use that anytime as well as use anything else on the land such as swimming pond, hike paths.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I'm a world traveler and consider myself a world citizen as I was born in Eastern Europe and grew up in South Africa and now I'm here in the States! I truly think of myself as someone who seizes the moment or the day and I've been planning to build a house for so many years so this is a very special project to me and connects so deeply to my soul and spirit. I think my blood and body will be pumping with such high energy during this build and I hope you can come share it with me!!!

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a common house and yoga room where there is internet 24/7

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week



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