We are located in the mountains of Santa Barbara, California, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The drive to the beach and town is about 15-20 minutes. We have fruit trees you can pick from depending on the season. The weather is especially great in July, August, and September. Two families live on the land. We have 3 cute small dogs and 4 cats. 2 people speak Spanish. 2 people know Sign language. We are easy to get along with and welcome visitors.
Help in the house
We are a small community in the mountains that live a sustainable and conservational lifestyle. Our land has small gardens, fruit trees, privacy. My husband is starting an environmental horticulture and small scale food production program at the high school where he teaches! This is a great opportunity if you want to experience and learn how to live this lifestyle as well!
outside: landscaping, rock wall building, earth bag wall building, brush clearing, cutting wood, gardening, fruit tree care, property beautification, painting, grey water, drainage
Inside: sweeping, window washing, dishes, cooking, tile help.
Horticulture: Perhaps help out in the high school classroom
*We are in urgent need of someone with good creative carpentry skills. We have a large geodesic dome that needs finishing! A complicated deck needs finishing. A loft needs to be built perhaps in October. We have enjoyed German carpenters staying with us in the past. A visit between 2-4 weeks would be ideal.
Food - You will be sharing my kitchen. I will supply the organic food. I can do some cooking of meals and have some made food in the refrigerator as well. But you would need to do some of your own food prep also, depending on what you feel like eating. We eat mostly vegetarian and vegan. We also have a small garden and fruit trees to eat from depending on the season.
Bathroom - You will be sharing one of the bathrooms in my house. We try not to use to much water. We have a clothing washer and dryer you can use. We try to hang clothes on the line in the summertime, to save on electricity.
Sleeping - If you don't have your own RV or van, a tent can be set up. We can supply a tent and bedding if needed. The temperature in the days will usually be warm/hot and the nights cool but not too cold. The weather is mild, and it should not rain until October perhaps.
We welcome families, a couple, or an individual. A well-behaved dog is fine.
There are no drugs, alcohol, or smoking on the property! We try to be respectful, pleasant, and good communicators, we expect the same from you.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
25 hours per week
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