Unique guesthouse artist studio - Helpers & Caretakers needed


United States


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  • Description


    EXCLUSIVE ARTIST home, studio and sanctuary is in a tropical wilderness on a beautiful lake. The Sanctuary is a unique hidden getaway that is known for its magical experiences, including travellers who are renting our properties and titled as super host. Many unique artists and guests from all over the world have landed here to recharge themselves and then off to another world. I have made many friends through Workaway and hosting, I am grateful for that.

    My project is located on tranquil Louisiana Indian grounds (over 200 years ago) which slowly developed into a rustic community. With on going projects, this setting offers unique experiences to encourage creativity and spirituality. I believe in offering space of positive energy, mindfulness along with quality work in a caring safe environment.

    Oct.- Nov. - Dec.: Caretaker for upkeep duties (details below)

    I am a multi-talented practicing artist and experienced carpenter with expertise in historical restoration, solar passive concepts. I worked 10 years as a property developer for Belize ecology & wildlife projects and a guesthouse. The guesthouse/ home studio was built using recycled materials all completely from scratch. A super cool place on the lake now used for retreats and guests.
    As a volunteer I have helped to develop the Art & Culture Center. Our progress and popularity is nationally and internationally recognized by its unique activities and devotion with warm hospitality and mindfulness. You can attend all these wonderful activities doing your stay.

    SEPT. : WORKER'S duty; are to shine up the place, both inside and out. Requires getting dirty, a little sweat and some labor to get it all done by the end of Sept. --
    OCT.- NOV.- DEC. : need general upkeep, assisting in case I am not here and be responsible as if you own the place
    in full respect. must have references for "caring" as I will read your profile. The work hours are the same but there is
    less labor work compare to Sept. over haul.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    At the culture center near by are numerous french speakers, old and young gather for the french table
    Cajun/Creole music and language exchange, near by.
    Explore the nature in the area.
    We are an international HUB> We are of conscious learning and sharing.
    We are a friendly community.

  • Help


    You can participate by sharing your skills and hospitality.

    The Sanctuary NEEDS:
    General cleaning, handy work, ground work, landscaping, interior work and some ladder work to paint, if suited.
    Computer skills; organizing different files related to the arts and sanctuary.
    If you know sheet rock taping, that would be GREAT. Tile work, GREAT.

    Requirements; motivated, cleanliness, respectful with alcohol consumption, drug free zone, 4:20 friendly.
    If you have these skills and you do not have a vehicle, I will consider.
    Laziness is not in this package or you will be on your way.

    Come Join me and have an experience with Kathleen.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    We offer you boarding room, private room and outdoor kitchen & shower with a fantastic view over the water.
    You have your own kitchen and great view of the lake. The outdoor shower is attached to your room, very

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Social activities will be arranged for you to experience cajun/creole music, swamp-nature outings--an adventure.
    Art gallery activities and Language exchange--french speaking throughout the area.
    There are kayaking and canoeing, hiking around in nature, birding, jam sessions.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Flexible - 25 hours max -you can contribute more hours if you wish and create some of your own creation

Side view hillside lawn
Sunrise view from deck.
This will be the eco parc adjoined to the village. Project will be landscaping and boardwalk & deck building.

Host ref number: 761792921466