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Hello! We’re Katie and Jojo and we’re on several acres in southeast Arizona, outside Bisbee. We’ve been out here almost three years and have been building with cob and restoring habitat, among other things. Both of us have had great experiences using workaway to travel around the US and the world and want to bring some of that energy here to us :)
As of October 2022:
The bulk of our projects are centered on building projects - finishing mudding, doing lime plaster, pouring floors, etc, and plant projects - trimming mesquite, making cactus cuttings, building check dams in washes, and a variety of other permaculture and agroforestry focused land projects. We might want to collect firewood, build a little animal friendly fencing or spend time seeding out bare areas with native grasses and wildflowers, it all depends on the season.
We can provide bedding and a small cob building to sleep in, surrounded by beautiful nature and wildlife. Only a 20 min drive from the charming town of Bisbee. Bisbee is an amazing small town (voted one of America’s most beautiful small towns) with an old west feel and full of artists and musicians.
Let us know if you have any questions/are interested! We’d love to have you out here :)
Types of help and learning opportunitiesArt ProjectsHelp with Eco ProjectsGardeningDIY and building projectsCreating/ Cooking family mealsGeneral Maintenance
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
If you wanna learn the names and uses of every native plant in this part of the world, come on out :)
helping on the land and helping on buildings.
We will train you in doing anything you don’t know how to do!
This host offers a language exchange
We’re open to learning any language, especially interested in Spanish French Cantonese Hindi
Sleeping in a small cozy cob building! We can provide bedding.
What else ...
You’ll need your own transport! Not much local buses.
There are lots of cool things to see in the area - the town of Bisbee, other “old west” towns like Tombstone, Chiricahua national monument, whitewater draw (a bird refuge that has cranes visit in the fall/winter). The big city of Tucson and Saguaro National Park are about two hours away. If you are continuing to travel around the southwest/us in general, Jojo and I have travelled extensively and will have tons of recommendations of spots to see
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Space for parking camper vans
Tons of room for a camper setup
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
15 hours (~3days) per week