Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, USA;

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    31/07/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    UPDATED April 2021.
    *I AM CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR A WORKAWAYER WHO IS AVAILABLE: mid August /September

    My current household is just myself and another parent and child and co housing with freinds and their 2 kids who live on property.
    Summer 2021: I am a midwife, social justice activist and humanist. My land is shared with another small home. This summer our normally active co housing community is reduced due to Covid-19 restricting international and short term travelers. So I am open to doubling up on hosting 1-2 workawayers at at a time. Most of our local cultural events are cancelled or dialed back, however lots of great lake swimming, hiking & biking.
    LGBTQ & POC welcoming home . I seek those who have been mindful with covid precautions and are vaxxed and those who have a “can do” kinda of attitude with willingness to help and interact.
    Had flash flooding here on land July 2021 and looking for help redigging french drain , revitalizing flooded gardens, prune shrubs, sand and stain deck,etc. I am extending an invitation to persons who has good work ethic and enjoys cooperative living. Individuals who have experience safely running chain saw & splitting wood is plus. Also, like help to build a small road side stand and camping site.

    Offering cohousing and cultural immersion in our bohemian lifestyle. We’re located in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts- country but not rural. We are on a well traveled busy road in The Village of LenoxDale.
    Access to town beach for fresh lake swimming 5 miles away.The Berkshires are rich in alternative lifestyles , healing centers , arts, music, hiking , skiing & activism.
    Massachusetts is medical and recreational cannabis state. Located about 2.5 hours to NYC and Boston. 1 hour to Albany NY. 1.15 hour to Hartford Connecticut.

    My home is my temple, I maintain a relaxed respectful vibe . Co-housers maintain a harmonious cooperative relationship with one another with deep respect for each other’s personal space. My home is filled with tasteful artwork, comfortable beds , furnishings, home cooked food and interesting people coming and going. Woodstove but gas heat too, large windows, considering it’s a nearly 100 year old house!
    I am a community builder and networker and can help you connect locally for a rich experience. No hard partying or indoor smoking . Family on land who are substance free with small children.

    Workaway guest/s will have private room w shared bathroom and access to common rooms in house and outdoor deck. Decent wifi signal here.I will provide ( or we will cook together) at least one solid meal a day and self serve breaky available. Mostly plant based protein , eggs, limited cheese and meat. Rule of thumb is those that don’t cook help with dishes.
    I invite a Workawayer who has developed their ability to cohouse harmoniously , likes to share meals, help with cleanup and occasional shared activities but who also has stability in self and autonomy.

    Possible access to occasional use of car & rides, bike or accompany me on lake swims, hikes & some cultural events.

    Habla espanol pero no perfectamente .

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This region is a wealth of Americana history museums, music, etc.
    Unsurpassed natural beauty. Winter sports. Local farm fresh foods .
    I can offer support/ wisdom/ mentoring on Woman’s health, herbology, natural food cooking, spiritual based living, entrepreneurial lifestyle , local social justice groups.

  • Help

    Help

    You: Vaxxed for CV-19. Love of land and adventure , skilled with home repairs or detailed enough to learn to do painting, sanding etc, tree & shrub pruning, fall clean up, organizational skills. Interpersonal skills , desire local flavor and cultural immersion.
    Me : Vaxxed for CV-19 owner in residence of Heart of the Shire.
    Us: multicultural residents some on work visas busy working in community , others long term residents of Berkshires.
    •UPDATED: June 2020 :CV-19 has influenced my household and no longer bustling residential co housing home -my quaranteam are all dispersing this Aug. & No rental guests .

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private room in home w shared bath, if your availability overlaps with current rental guest in Guest room there will be some juggling of beds. Including use of front finished porch as sleeping quarters or The Cloud room up ladder .
    update: no rental guests or roomates during pandemic currently hosting workawayers only .

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Massachusetts is a medical and recreational approved cannabis state.
    In summer, the Berkshire are a cultural haven for arts, dance and many free activities.
    In winter cold harsh but many ski resorts.
    Currently Berkshire county is open after strict pandemic protocols.Music , arts coming back!

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    solid wifi connection.

  • 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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