I'm looking for 5` 10 COMMITTED VOLUNTEERS to work on numerous projects this summer. In Portland we'll be working on a newly established urban ecovillage building a sweat lodge, tending the garden, setting up a composting toilet, and outdoor shower. Out in the woods, we'll be cobbing, putting in brick paths, masonry building, wood chopping, etc.. I will accept stays for the entire summer, but not shorter than 2 weeks. You can alternate between the city and the woods and you'll have the camaraderie of fellow workawayers to enjoy working with and solving the world's problems and sharing our diverse cultures over the campfire in the evenings.
The natural beauty of the Pacific NW around Portland, Oregon is simply breath-taking with the backdrop of Mt. Hood and the ocean, and hot springs close by. The woods are just an hour away from the city. We'll take some outings. Those who wish to participate in the Oregon Country Fair for at least a day to witness the wildest, wackiest fair in July in Oregon may do so.
Seeking carpenters, masons, cobbers, laborers - cutting and moving trees and firewood, building a hot tub, a shower and outhouse, and a good cook to feed the volunteers in the big Solar Eclipse weekend August 18th - 21st!
It's a rustic setting in the woods with no running water, (but water tanks and outdoor latrines. We usually hammock or tent camp. I have a few sleeping bags in case you don't want to fly with the extra baggage as well as hammocks. If you have a US cell phone, there is good reception and internet connection with your data plan. If you need access to internet, we'll head into town to go to the library a couple of times a week.
In the city, you'll camp out in the backyard and have ample access to internet, shower and a kitchen.
Our main Liberation is: THIS IS A DRUG, ALCOHOL, Cigarette, and MARIJUANA FREE ZONE!!! And still a TON OF FUN~! If you must smoke - please do so across the street, off the property. Occasionally we'll go into town and have a beer or wine, but none on the property!!! KINDLY respect this policy.
Please write which tasks you are most attracted to putting your energy into. Looking forward to making new acquaintances - see you soon!
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
My household is very multicultural. I speak German and French. my husband, who is from Tamil Nadu in India, speaks Tamil. I've traveled to 22 countries and love interacting with people from all around the world.
Interacting with several volunteers makes for a wonderful, interactive, cooperative and FUN time!
If you possess any of these skills, please contact me:
1. Carpentry skills to build a deck, put up a gate, build an outdoor shower.
2., A mason for walkways and an intricate fireplace and fountain, and sitting area as well as designing a hot tub for 25 people with a fireplace in the middle of it!
3. A Cook to make nutritious meals for all of us!
4. A dog lover to care for my dog and work with training her. (Sadhana is just over two years old).
English, German, French, Tamil
Bring your own sleeping bag and tent or let me know if you want to try hammock camping.
We will occasionally do some outings to local attractions around Portland like a day at the Oregon Country Fair, or Bagby hot springs. The beautiful Columbia River Gorge, the Pittock mansion, the zoo, the coast, or Mt. St. Helens are all popular destinations you can plan in your itinerary that are close by. You'll be expected to chip in for gas and other expenses for any outings we do together.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week