Live a sustainable and conservational lifestyle in the beautiful Mountains of Santa Barbara, California, USA

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    29/11/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    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 April thru September. We have two cute small dogs and two cats. Three children ages 6 and 11 and 20. We have two musicians In the family (violin, drums, piano, guitar, songwriter) and love to have musicians come! Two people know Sign language. We are easy to get along with and are looking for likeminded people to share our beautiful place with.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    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

    We are located in the mountains above Santa Barbara, we try our best to live a sustainable and conservational lifestyle, including a mostly plant based diet. Our land has a small garden, fruit trees, privacy. My husband teaches environmental science and horticulture. This is a great opportunity if you want to experience and learn how to live this lifestyle as well!

  • Help

    Help

    * I could really use help with COOKING, WASHING DISHES, SWEEPING, General house cleaning.

    * We have a 6 year old and an 11 year old , so people who like to play with or watch children is desirable. Also we like artists!

    Other outside work depending on the season: landscaping, rock wall building, brush clearing, cutting wood, gardening, fruit tree care, property beautification, grey water, drainage

    *We are always happy to have someone with good creative carpentry skills. We have a large geodesic dome that needs finishing.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Food - You will be sharing my kitchen. I will supply mostly 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.

    Bathroom - You will be sharing one of the bathrooms in my house as well as an outhouse. 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.

    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Many Workawayers that have stayed with us have enjoyed hiking the local mountains, going to the beach, participating in outdoor dance/yoga/skating gatherings, rock climbing. We are 15 minutes from town, there is no public transportation near our house. If you do not have a car, you can get rides into town when we go, which is generally daily.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    20 hours per week

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