Help to create a food forest and establish permaculture and biodynamic vegetable garden in Evergreen, Colorado, USA

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  • Description

    Description

    We live in the mountain on Evergreen Colorado , 10 acre land . We are 3 people living in the forest, plus one or two volunteers, and a couple of friends too, depending on the season. We are loving and quiet couple , we have one toddler energetic positive son . Father is working for his own boutique company and has been philantrophist for war children in Sudan , he helped all village people to survive and save their kids , he has been doing Transcendantal Meditation since 1970 . Mother is a teacher of yoga teachers , giving yoga teacher trainings and certificate people , breath work therapist and Osho therapist has been working all over the world share meditation , love and laughter . She had a chance to live and work for many different cultures and countries. We are very spritual and love meditating and doing yoga everyday. Weekends mostly dancing instead. We do love traveling and traveled and lived almost most of the part of the world. We have one St.Bernard dog living outside.

    We have a PROJECT of making food forest out of our land this year also we can be more sustainable if you have some knowledge you can help to us we ll be grateful. We have also some to do inside the house touch up painting , cleaning , organizing, cooking, some light child care like keep on eye on him when we go to skip all together . We also need help with web marketing , editing and internet web sites.

    It would be best to have your own car, as there is very limited public transportation. If not we will help with lift whenever we can for short distance or provide you a bike.

    Please contact us with any questions you have.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Help with Computers / internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    While being with us you will learn and share about cooking mostly mediterenian , and partecipate for free in daily active meditations (from the world of Osho and other spiritual Masters), breathwork sessions , daily yoga and meditation classes , and yoga Nidra / deep hypnosis sessions every night. You may go trough a deep experience of self-discovery and learn many new things to help with your daily life. You may learn mindfulness meditation , basic yoga and yoga sequences , how to do breath work and self hypnosis by yourself at that period of time. And you may get your own private self hypnosis session and cd for your wishes in your life and also booklet with some yoga sequences -yoga Nidra cd and some information about meditations , nutritions and receipes for healthy foods we do together.

    English is the main spoken language .

    We are surrounded by wildlife, including elk, deer, foxes, and dozens of species of birds.
    We are 20 minutes drive far from Eco Mountain Skii Resort and 15 minutes drive far from Evergreen Lake for skate , fishing , surfing and sup yoga . We are surrounded by WORLD–RENOWNED hiking trails open for both winter and summer.

    We will provide very comfortable accommodation, great meals, and side sightseeing trips.

    We can provide Toyota Landcruiser jeep for perfect drivers with clean driving license and background if you will not drink
    or you are welcome to rent your own; we will give you parking spot in the property. We can provide bicycle for mountain biking or biking to Evergreen village for good bikers. People are loving and respectful to bikers in our area.
    Otherwise we will shuttle all group one or two times in mostly weekends to the Evergreen Village or to Denver city .The above-mentioned schedule is approximate and is subject to change with variances.

  • Help

    Help

    We would need your help in the house and around , help for cooking, help some maintenance of the property , help outside the house landscaping , help making food forest and help establishing permaculture and biodynamic vegetable gardening . This can be very beneficial for you too because some work renowned permaculture teachers will come and teach us so you may learn a lot as well , or if you know you can teach us can be great.

    We need only 4-5 hours a day for 5 days .

    Sharing meals preparation and dishwashing when we are not having guests is considered to be part of daily life together, apart if one is in charge for some full activity.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English , Turkish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will share the room and bathrooms with some else volunteer inside the house. If you would like to stay outside the house , we can provide tent or you welcome to build your own hut we can teach you .

    Accommodation is in shared room at the basement with other volunteers, bunk or twin beds, minimum stay we prefer around 2-4 weeks. Shared room with other 2 -3 volunteers; shared bathroom.
    Food ; we provide simple breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. We are not preparing breakfast and lunch but most dinners we can make and share together. And we can prepare sandwiches for lunch and you can find in the pantry all kinds of fruits, veggies, cereals etc for your breakfast. We only eat fresh, local farm raised or organic or biodynamic foods. We planing to make our own soon . We have well water all year long from fresh mountain spring water, all year tested and great to drink. You will have your own refrigerator so if you will like to keep your own personal foods it is very wellcome. We do not have good connection and Internet is very limited most of the property. You can not download music and videos or video call unfortunately.

    We have some rules for the house and living for sure for example ; taking shoes off indoors, cleaning -wiping the bath tub and sink and toilets after you use, asking permission before using or borrowing something, acceptable level of noise you will make inside the house or alcohol consumption.

    We don't have animals inside the house, unless you want to keep them outside . But we are living in the wild life so we can't assure you animals safety because we have bears, fox, coyotes and mountain lions coming around the house .

    It is strictly forbidden to use Marijuana or Hashish or any kind drugs in and around the house .
    It is forbidden smoking in and around the house. So we are not for smokers.
    Since we are health advocators and wants to live healthy and mindful life we love to share our place like minded positive people in our small community.

    Also we live with small kid at home , we want you to be kind and careful with your language and slang words and also your alcohol consumption . We don't want any drunk issue or any kind of experience . Even we have some alcohol base drinks at home we are not providing any alcohol to any volunteers.

    We can provide all healthy all organic or biodynamic foods and drinks . If you have special diet we can also see if we can help, please let us know.

    We would suggest you to bring: winter coat, mountain shoes, green and brown colored clothes, for eventual activities in the forest.

    It is important for us that you can come with an open mind and heart, and the willingness to participate with everything and not only with your eyes and not only do what we ask to do: we don’t like to have a robot-like relationship based on obedience, but to share responsibility for the place and the time we live together.

    The maximum length of stay that would make sense will depend on your skills and, obviously, how much we all enjoy each others' company.

    We would ask you to help a maximum 25 hours a week.

    It's very peaceful here, and we want to keep it that way, so this won't work for someone who wants to party.

    We have two village , Evergreen and Connifer in walking distance and most of our volunteers choose to bike or walk to there often for their often internet usage.

    Looking forward to meet with you!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your off days you can visit beautiful cities close to us , we are 30 min drive far from Denver, 1,5 hrs drive far from world reowned ski resort Vail and 3 hrs drive far from Aspen . 45 minutes drive far from Breckenridge, Keystone and Copper Mountain ski areas. 20 minutes drive far from Eco Mountain Skii Resort and 15 minutes drive far from Evergreen Lake for skate , fishing , surfing and sup yoga. 15 min drive far from Evergreen Village for cafes, restaurants and mountain shopping. 1 hour drive from Boulder City ; another spiritual and touristic city of Colorado.

    If you do not have your own vehicle, you would have limited independence as far as getting around. With a car though, you are an hour away from several world-famous ski resorts, and closer to an unlimited number of spectacular hikes. We are only 40 minutes away from the large city of Denver, which has museums, sports arenas, etc. etc. If you are a winter visitor, we have snowshoes you can borrow. In summer, you can rent a canoe to enjoy the nearby lake. We're happy to give you lifts to nearby places. There are several pubs, etc. nearby, but the roads are curvy mountain roads, often well-monitored by the local highway patrol, so in more ways than one it is not safe to drive home after having a few drinks. We also do not really want anyone who has more than a few drinks in an evening here anyway. Drugs are a deal-breaker. Even though it's legal in Colorado, that includes marijuana. We like to enjoy life in healthier ways.

    Please be advised that we live at 7,300 feet. Some people really struggle with the altitude.

    We can pick you up from train station upon to your arrival.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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