My name is Evan and I moved onto a 4 acre property in Cortez, CO this summer. I currently am living here alone with my 2 cats, Hunter and Calle. I'm from Virginia and came out to Cortez last year and found I loved life in the high desert amongst the mountains. There is a lot of deep native history in this area and I've felt more and more connected to those energies. I work in the table tennis industry and table tennis has been a passion of mine. I also enjoy playing golf, disc golf, archery, meditation and hiking. Always up to have a deep conversation about life and whats going on in this reality.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Mesa Verde National Park is 15 minutes away and there are many historical native sites around the area. I was told there were pottery shards found on the property so there is a lot of history here. Personally I coach table tennis however my tables are not currently setup but am hoping to have those available by October. I've learned to shoot archery and am learning to shoot a rifle. I also have a disc golf basket and so there are recreational opportunities available. We can also learn to can and preserve food together further.
I have many projects that I want to accomplish including adding a kitchen and bathroom to the tiny house shed on the property. As well as finishing a chicken coop/run, putting up fencing around the property and putting together a greenhouse. I have garden beds that I will be growing food in through the fall. So help with gardening and taking care of chickens. I've been getting into canning and preserving food through different methods so that is a new interest. I have some beekeeping equipment if someone wants to help me with that. And then there is a lot of general maintenance stuff like weeding and cleaning around the property. I open to projects that would add to the experience here or make life easier.
There is plenty of space to setup a tent and be near the stream. The tiny house shed is also available however there is no kitchen or bathroom in it. It is probably the nicest space on the property but needs some finishing up. I will offer first preference to someone with experience to help setup the kitchen and bathroom. I can have a port o potty on site if needed. And then the main house (although small) will be available for showering as well as using the bathroom when needed. There is also a small extra room in the house that may be an option as well. I'm happy to share meals or provide food.
The house is up on a hill and has great views of Mesa Verde, the La Plata Mountains and the Sleeping Ute Mountain. There is a stream on the property with a natural pool area if you want to take a dip. It's a nice luxury in the desert. It's very peaceful surrounded by sheep and cattle ranches yet only 4 miles from town. You can see the milky way on clear nights. I have a bike that is available for use. As mentioned I also have a disc golf basket and bow and arrows available for use. There is so much to do in the area. Mesa Verde is 15 minutes away. Amazing pueblo sites around the Utah border. Cortez is a small town but has a nice park, recreation center, and there are some good restaurants and breweries. The quaint little towns of Mancos and Dolores are within 20 minutes. You can check out the rivers and there are some great cideries and breweries there as well. Phils World is a top mountain bike trail destination just outside of town. Durango is an hour away if you want to do some shopping. Telluride and Moab are 2 hours away. Tons of hiking trails around and Rico Hot Springs is an hour away. There are some great farmers markets around the area if you like local organic food.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
The wifi is good but not great. I am able to stream Youtube and Netflix without many issues.
There are no hookups but plenty of space RV's, vans, etc.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week