Hello all! I am 35 and recently disabled from a crippling disease Ankylosing Spondylitis. I moved to the Virgin Islands in hopes to better my health with year round sunshine and aquatic therapy. I worked for the Airlines for 10 years and was able to travel all over, during that time I fell in love with the Caribbean. I bought my first house when I was 20 in Washington and started learning construction, plumbing, electrical, and so on. Since then I’ve fixed up and sold that house and another in Oregon.
The house I bought here in St Croix is also a “fixer upper” as are most of the places here since the hurricanes. Unfortunately I just can’t do what I use to be able too and am looking for help. The house is located just two blocks from the beach and a nice resort/restaurant. We are also close to town, the bus line, and stores. St Croix is the largest of the US Virgin Islands and a wonderful place. There’s always something to do or beaches to explore! I really love it here but I haven’t improved as much as I’d hoped. I need help so I can enjoy things and concentrate on my health.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
My place would be wonderful for that traveler who wants the feel of Island life. It’s a great location to be able to walk to the beach everyday and get a feel of what it’s really like to live in the Caribbean. I’d also be happy to pass on any basic skills and knowledge I’ve learned over the years.
I need help unloading my items from my shipping container and heavy lifting. The house was vacant for a long time before I bought it. So it has many little projects such as cleaning and fixing/replacing broken things. It needs painted inside and out where the windows have been replaced. Outside will need a complete paint job. As well as a bunch of yard work and care of existing fruit trees. The fence needs fixed where the top rails are missing or where trees fell on it.
I have a bunch of outdoor entertainment things I need help setting up. A big above ground pool, gazebo, picnic benches, hammocks, fire pit, and more!
The house has two guest bedrooms both with queen beds. You would have your own bedroom and bathroom that is shared if there is another guest or traveling as a group. All basic household things (linens, towels, soap, shampoo/conditioner, bug spray, sunscreen, etc) are provided. I also have a bike that can be fixed up to use, snorkel gear, coolers, and other things you might want/need to enjoy the island.
However food is expensive here on the Island and unfortunately my income is limited. So for 15hrs of work or less a week food is not provided but over 15hrs some meals are provided.
Here’s a good site to look up info about St Croix.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
15 hours a week (no food provided) If helping over 15 hours, will receive three meals a day