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Help out at our lakeside sanctuary in the Arnaudville area, USA



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    A great location in a safe area, with multiple activities and projects; I need your help skilled or not!
    Here are some unique opportunities and conscious seeking for a new journey. Here are some hands on experiences, to gain empowerment with motivation and other workers. Help is always welcome for different projects depending on the project, location and climate.

    The project; green space needs renovations and creative landscapes.
    * Gardening, Landscaping & yard work
    * Carpentry/wood craftsman skills, handy & practical with skills
    * Prairie land tree creative planning & planting.
    * General labor for upkeep with endurance to climate and nature's life.
    * Projects are unique and mostly physical. This reflexes on balance, coordination and natural motivation.

    Single Lezb (60 yrs.); Active, artist in full, multi-talented artist and experienced carpenter with expertise in historical restoration, passive solar concepts. In the past I established a sanctuary in Belize for ecology wildlife projects then returned back to Louisiana 2 decades ago.
    The Sanctuary offers self healing and a creative space to friends & family as a service. This is a private home and studio gallery, not a business. We, as a team, have manifested under holistic energy over 40 years. And over the years it was built was refurnished/ recycled materials, which is another story. You can google it in the news media.
    As a volunteer myself, I have helped to develop an art community in the town of Arnaudville. Our progress and popularity is nationally and internationally recognized by its unique activities and warm hospitality. You are welcome to any of these activities doing your stay.
    Recently I attended the HEMP SUMMIT in Austin & more to learn. Also attended the national Bamboo conference to learn more about benefits of these two great plants. All my adventures are open for discussions with a great story and I am sure for you too.
    Also as a SPECIAL INVITE, the sanctuary is open to lesbian women/females for their benefit to share what women can do & learn on all levels. This is a unique self empowerment setting where one can reflex out her gifts, seek serenity and restore your strength through these challenging times.. This is the place for rejuvenation and connect with other like-minds. Come LADIES, join me and my brothers too!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    Learn, exchange knowledge and experience something different.
    At the culture center are numerous French speakers and artists.

    Explore our trails, nature, and swamps and feel the good vibe spirits in these unique settings.

  • Help


    An opportunity use your garden/permaculture skills for edibles and landscape.
    Other opportunities open to exercise your alternative experiences related to these projects.
    This requires physical labor, must be in balance to endure hands on work.
    Our climate is all mostly humidity one must endure from experience to maintain a healthy & happy worker.
    One must be HEALTHY mentally and physically with some challenges but safe.
    Bond with other Workawayers & helpers in the area, if it is happening.

    We practice mindfulness to connect together, to exchange knowledge and experience a friendly culture.
    We are a warm hospitality group of artist, practitioners and volunteers who seek valuable
    activities and relationships.

    The Sanctuary offers natural entertainment with bonfires, yoga, creative music and cooking like a campout.
    Please; no baggage or addiction issues and I will check your reviews, like you would check mine.
    One must be motivated, early riser, clean and mindful overall.

    Awareness: summer here is can be a bit challenging to those from dryer climate, this could be an issue.
    Have no expectations and make life more manageable for yourself, but do not sign up if you already know.

    Low alcohol consumption and 4/20 after work in a moderate way is acceptable if used respectfully.
    Humidity & Creatures:
    Outdoor cold shower is great for cooling down.
    Bugs & reptiles are part of life here, so if you have such fears and no tolerance due to coping, then SUMMER isn't your
    time to come.
    We locals have lived it and most of us love to sweat knowing it is healthy for the skin and good for endurance.

    Short and long term positions are open for scheduling. A thoroughly discussion for details, please inquire.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    1-2 persons- a single/double beds indoor/ outdoor kitchen & hot shower- It is rustic in a peaceful ambiance setting with character. Foton mattress for beddings.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is canoeing, hiking around in nature, birding, kayaking.
    Local eatery, beer brewery social hangouts are happening now.

  • 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

    Fiber High Speed offered free at the Art Center. Regular wifi- land line is good here at the Sanctuary on the Lake.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 761792921466

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