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


Virgin Islands (U.S.)

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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    Welcome to our Botanical Garden. We went through major hurricanes in 2017 & 2019 and this 2 acre Botanical garden and plant nursery needs a clean up, plants re-potted& beautifying. That’s where you come in👍
    1) My needs are: gardening, animal care (Kitties), painting and some minor Carpentry.
    2) The minimum age to visit/ work on my property is 24yrs old.
    3) this workaway experience is best if you like cats 😻
    4) No tobacco smokers. Period.
    5) You are expected to keep your room/ cottage clean .

    Island life is about conservation of water, products & conscious living.

    This Garden Estate & is located at 1200 feet with great views, in a peaceful residential area! This is a "room" exchange workaway. I share basic staples & my kitchen. I’m willing to change this arrangement depending on the situation. Let’s chat!

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

    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 need 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

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    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.

  • Help


    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 to be 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!
    My apt- 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 is on the property.
    Cellphone- Att & Sprint are best

    Length of Stay:
    prefer 2 weeks minimum.

    Meals: You will cook in your kitchen or mine! I provide tea, spices & basic condiments and I’m open to other cooking options. ; Grocery costs are generally 15%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