Earthbuilding and native plants in southern Arizona, USA


United States


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  • Description


    ***Tent camping or RV/camper space only for now***

    **NO PETS pls**

    __great for workawayer with independent setup who wants to hang out in the lush high desert! November has perfect temps out here__

    Hello! We’re Katie and Jojo and we’re on a few acres in southeast Arizona, outside Bisbee. We’ve been out here a year and a half 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 Nov 1 2021:
    we’re in the process of finishing off two small earthen cob-hybrid buildings! The bulk of our projects are centered on the buildings - finishing mudding, doing lime plaster, pouring floors. There’s also always work to be done trimming mesquite, building check dams in washes, and a variety of other plant and land projects

    We can provide a tent and a very open, quiet patch of land to camp 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.

    **At the moment we have another workawayer and her two small children here. We would love to invite more kid and mama energy out here to the ranch!!**

    Let us know if you have any questions/are interested! We’d love to have you out here :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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

    If you wanna learn the names and uses of every native plant in this part of the world, come on out :)

  • Help


    Right now we have either:

    —cob/mud work on the buildings

    —making check dams out of brush and stones to slow the movement of water and rain over the land

    —helping construct animal friendly fencing

    We will train you in doing anything you don’t know how to do!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We’re open to learning any language, especially interested in Spanish French Cantonese Hindi

  • Accommodation


    We can provide tents and bedding for guests.

    Tent camping or RV/camper space only for now.

  • What else ...

    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). 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

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    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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    10 hours (2 days) per week

Host ref number: 899134496991