Hi! In a 1930's home that once belonged to a Mrs. Noble, which was moved out of the no-longer-in-existance town of "South Bisbee" to an area so south of Old Bisbee that's its almost Mexico, we are forming a cooperative community! We're in a spacious spot in the valley about 10 minutes from all the funky fun that Old (downtown) Bisbee has to offer- and also about 10 minutes from the border.
We are passionate about simplifying life, which means being more aware, more hands on, and more a part of the processes that get us fed, housed, bathed, hydrated, clothed, entertained, enriched, CONNECTED and so on!- and these processes require many hands! These processes require community. Naturally we are passionate about community as well! So we're excited to have you and excited to build and grow together!
Bisbee is a super cool spot to get involved with natural building, sustainability projects, off grid living and the like. We're working toward our own unique combination of those at the co-op and team up with other rad folks in the area on their projects in that realm as well~
And I keep saying we, who are we? We are still developing who we is :)
The one writing this is me, Natalie, a 30 year old who for the last 10 years has been building co-ops and experimenting with different ways to live that make more sense to my heart than 50-60 hour work weeks in a busy city with an hour commute each way to come home with no energy for anything else but to pass out and do it all over again! So I've rebuilt a bus and a camper at various times and lived on the road, I've worked in Montessori and love kiddos and the curious nature of all humans, I run the ecstatic dance here in Bisbee, host tea sits and serve tea in the style of Gong Fu Cha (Chinese tea service), teach yoga and collaborate with others to put on other community events and host gatherings. Community! That's my passion.
The other resident on property at this time is my bud Mike. He lived through more of the torturous 9-5 than I ever have, and is now settling in from being nomadic for a time. He loves to make and create in the kitchen, baking, fermenting canning, and on, is happy to get involved in all sorts of building and creating, is a deeply caring and genuine person who has herded and worked with goats in Hawaii! Which I think is great as I love goats AND Hawaii... :)
My partner Tim lives three streets up at a spot where we landed together when we first got to Bisbee via Workaway! (Very grateful for our homies over there!) We helped them to build a neat cob/bottle bathroom structure and work on their earth bag house. He is still helping them out over there but is a part of what's going on here non-the-less and will be transitioning to being resident on this property in the near future~
And we have space for new members! So there! That's us!
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Bisbee is a unique, small town rich in high-desert beauty, biology and geology, it is rich in history, rich with interesting people, rich with secret wonders... Many different people have lived and worked these mountains and valleys since the natives inhabited them, in search of a better life, of course, and it would seem that tradition continues..
Here at our place, we love love love communal meals, nature adventures, fires, collaborative projects, wider community gatherings, voyages to Mexico, to Old Bisbee, to the farmers market, to jam night, you name it! We also cherish personal time and space in a clean, peaceful environment. Common spaces are open and cozy, with a kitty and a doggy for company~
Projects in our future that we would LOVE help with:
-finishing building the green house
-building a goat shed
-building a chicken coop
-creating a walking path around the property
-amending the soil
-building cob structures
-wood working projects
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
For food accommodations we supply light breakfast, lunch on workdays, and a rotating dinner schedule where the cook for the evening provides the ingredients for their meal and feeds everyone on property. For example: if there are 3 people total here at the time that you are here, you'll be fed 2 dinners a week without having to provide or cook, and you'll supply dinner one of the nights for everyone- but won't have to clean!
For housing accommodations we are currently providing sturdy canvas bell tents with bedding and electric, coupled with the common spaces of the house: living room, kitchen, bathroom, porch, laundry.
Yes we have wifi, yes it cools down at night here in the most refreshing and enlivening way, and yes the bell tents are quite spacious- you can stand up in them!
If you have a camper or RV, we have space! We simply cannot provide sewer hook ups.
At a glance, Bisbee may seem sleepy, but its really not! There's always something fun happening each weekend night, and even on the weekdays there are often people to be found gathering somewhere, to music or otherwise. There are hiking trails and natural features to be found all over the place, Mexico within 10 minutes to visit for yummy food, Spanish practice or everyones favorite free time activity: dental work, and some really dank restaurants. Also, if you're like me and love a good thrift, there are some fabulous spots to find treasures including an impressive amount of yard sales every weekend :)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
This host can provide space for campervans.
We are animal lovers, and any pets must be friendly with other critters. We have cats and a dog and will be getting chickens and goats soon-ish. Ranger, the resident border collie/lab gets along with most other critters with the exception of some large male dogs. Let's talk. He's getting older so it's less of a thing all the time.
More than two
15 total per week