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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    I will tell you a few quick things and then go into detail... I went through 2 major hurricanes in 2017 & another hurricane hit Sept 2019 Thus the 2 acre Botanical garden and plant nursery needs clean up, plants re-potted& beautifying.
    1) My main needs are Botanical “flowering plant” style gardening & now shifting the nursery to edible plants, animal care (Kitties), minor painting and Carpentry (new shutters & fence repair)
    2) It is a great workaway location if you like cats.
    3) The minimum age to be a workaway on my property is 26yrs old please.
    4) please no tobacco smokers.
    5) you will be expected to keep your cottage clean.
    6) min stay 1week

    Island life here is about conservation, both water & products.

    This Garden Estate & is at 1200 feet, on a mountain with great views...very peaceful residential area! This is a "room" exchange workaway, not all Meals are included, for several reasons. However I share basics, 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 stone path ways to amazing vistas, some need work.

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

    What's close:
    The property is walking distance to a tourist attraction called "Mountain top" & the Zipline is near. Magens Beach is the closest. I am NOT on a bus route, but hitch hiking and taxi's are an option.

    About me: 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 advise that you have health insurance & consider Air ambulance medical insurance.

    Thank you for your time!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in 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 could do with some electric, plumbing or carpentry skills as well as gardening. I am hoping to welcome workaway guests with some experience.

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

    Projects: outdoor lighting needs 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: Beautiful 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! There are 10 cats that live on property.
    WIFI: Yes
    Cellphone- Att & Sprint are best

    Length of Stay:
    prefer 1- 4 weeks which is the longest I will commit prior to meeting you. Will consider longer once we are all adjusted.

    Meals: cooking in your kitchen or mine! I provide coffee and 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; $10pp each way.

  • 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