Enjoy this historic botanical garden on St.Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA


Virgin Islands (U.S.)

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    Welcome to our Botanical Garden. I will tell you a few quick things and then go into detail... We went through 2 major hurricanes in 2017 & another hurricane in Sept 2019. This 2 acre Botanical garden and plant nursery needs a clean up, plants re-potted& beautifying.
    1) My main needs are: gardening, animal care (Kitties), painting and some Carpentry (new shutters & fence repair)
    2) It is a great workaway location if you like cats😻
    3) The minimum age to workaway on my property is 27 yrs old please.
    4) No tobacco smokers.Please
    5) You will be expected to keep your room/ cottage clean.
    6) min stay 1week, max 6months.

    Island life on St Thomas is about conservation, both water & products & conscious living.

    This Garden Estate & is located at 1200 feet, on a mountain with great views...In a very peaceful residential area! This is a "room" exchange workaway, Meals are not always included,, for several reasons, but we often end up cooking together. I share basic staples, spices, & my kitchen and I’m willing to change this arrangement depending on each situation. Let’s chat!

    It was designed in the 1950's as a garden estate above the main town. There are path ways to amazing vistas.

    Your Accommodations:
    I have a 2 bedroom cottage W/ a small bathroom & kitchenette. 1 full size bed and 1twin bed. 2people maximum.

    Magens Beach is the closest. I am NOT on a bus route, but hitch hiking and taxi's are an option.

    I have been hosting since 2015. I value your willingness to communicate your needs and ideas to me.
    I will ask for ID and emergency contact numbers prior to your arrival. Also I advise that you have health insurance & consider Air ambulance medical insurance.

    Thank you for your time! Please check for latest travel restrictions.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Living in the islands is a unique life-style; it's about electric and water conservation and cutting back on excess in your life. The local people are diversified and they are from all over the Caribbean

    I love sharing what I know about local plants & doing things naturally.

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    I have a few projects that need some electric, plumbing or carpentry skills as well as gardening.

    Plant nursery: re-potting plants, propagating baby plants.

    Projects: outdoor lighting installed & wood steps need replaced. I have construction tools.

    Your ideas are welcome! Let’s talk on the phone!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Housing: Unique stone cottage with 2 bedrooms, 1/2 bathroom, small kitchen. The beds are VERY comfy! Somewhat open to nature.

    My apt: social distancing is considered for our safety. Normally I share the kitchen, & the shower with you in my apartment. There are 10 cats that live on this 2acre property.
    WIFI: not currently at your cottage but on the property.
    Cellphone- Att & Sprint are best

    Length of Stay:
    prefer 2 weeks Minimum. I will consider longer (Months) once we are adjusted to living & working together.

    Meals: You will be cooking in your kitchen or mine! I provide tea, spices & basic condiments and I’m open to other cooking options. ; Grocery costs are generally 15-20% higher.
    I do not provide use of my car. We drive on the left and my insurance does not cover you.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I recommend you plan financially for taxis; $10-15 pp each way is average.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    max 15 hour/week

Host ref number: 916482733979