i am a mature while youthful, artistic, yogi single mom with toddler boy twins. we have a spacious home with lots of wholesome play, athletics, music, dance, outdoor activity.
We have hosted since they were born, and I did a workaway volunteer in greece while trying to conceive them!
I like being able to host young travelers while gaining support in tending the house, the grounds, gardens, cooking and errands. I am extremely busy being a hands-on mom while also starting up two businesses .
Children are fun loving, adventuresome and outdoor playing - they love making new friends and will enjoy your attention.
Our helper must be highly reliable, honest, self sufficient, a fast and detailed learner and must be happily in the spirit of exchanges that provide mutual benefit. good at making commitments and also being flexible. i want my guests to feel that our hosting supports their travel and i want to feel that we receive support for our complex lives as well.
(i am raising my children bi-lingual in hebrew - if you are fluent in that language it would be a plus for us!)
THREE- SIX WEEK commitment, with possible renewal.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING WRITING TO US: we have had some very good mutually beneficial experiences with workawayers, we look forward to more, and i have been a workawayer in the past myself. YET- i have had numerous inquiries that propose themselves as very enthusiastic and ready to "apply", i respond with my precious little time and energy, only to find out their plans have changed or never really could work out for them in the first place.
PLEASE ONLY WRITE TO US ONCE YOU HAVE THOROUGHLY READ WHAT WE OFFER AND EXPECT, and IF YOU ARE ENTHUSIASTIC AND READY, WITH ALL YOUR OWN ARRANGEMENTS, TO APPLY.
DO ALSO ASK questions in your initial message that would specifically help you decide IF to apply and state questions as what you need to know from me first to know how serious your interest is in being hosted by us.
we will exchange some emails first, before a video interview.
COVID safety. as long as there is a pandemic, which could be a while, we expect vaccinations with boosters (as needed), a lifestyle that does NOT go indoors in public frequently, and, an N95 mask. (we can provide 2).
in addition, the main house will be open for only ~2 hours a day, once in morning, once in late afternoon or evening. we meet freely outdoors with our guests, sometimes with masks too. please expect to adhere to our family custom on this topic.
Cocinar para toda la familia
Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet
as my background is in the sacred and healing arts, our household upholds the sweet and sacred: based in good wholesome embodied fun, balanced activity with rest, and mutual inspirations. we like song, dance and play. i enjoy sacred silence when kids are not around to either do my practices or work. im always attending with focus and quite internal when kids are in school.
i am raising young children in some unique ways, very attentive to what is nourishing and whole for their formation. they learn by play, they use their bodies and hands, they relate to nature. already other workawayers have commented about enjoying learning from this. it is as well unique to be present to a single-mother-by-choice also devoted to entreprenurial business/service projects.
i can offer my volunteers a very unique perspective on both the performing and healing arts (and where they overlap) as those were my professions for over two decades. i am experienced for over half of my life in meditation, yoga and authentic movement and can guide workawayers to teachers/groups locally.
hoping the volunteer will want to enjoy interacting with santa fe artists, natural areas, even classes or culture here in her off-time. i can guide you to connect with both people and places. its a lovely town filled with lovely people and a great number of artists. yoga is popular, as well as all kinds of music, choirs, singing, theater, museums. a few nice colleges too.
En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.
help in the house. cleaning, cooking, shopping, grounds and garden/pet care (minimal), perhaps website/social media but that depends on many factors.
we would like a high level of conscientiousness, honesty, as well as accountability and excellent communication skills, for everyone to have the best experience of our sharing - this is absolutely essential.
Please provide reference letters that can speak to the above qualities.
your basic schedule will be set and agreed to by both of us during , or before, the first week of your stay.
15 hours is normal (reduced to 12 hrs during pandemic times), on 3-4 days of the week.
we have built an outdoor room for guests! it is SO sweet. it is SMALL - just 7'x7', and has a comfy twin bed, shelving, hanging space, heat, electric outlets and lamps....cozy pillows and blankets and it's own little kitchenette...but has no plumbing. is tap and dishpan for small washing up. is a camping style toilet.
in the house is a full bath for your use, shared with the family.
Access to the main house, our common areas, shower, laundry and kitchen is specific - there are many hours a day these are available and some that they are not. we can talk about it in your interview. (UPDATE: DURING COVID there are FEW hrs that the main-house is open, only for bathroom use, only with your masking. no main-house kitchen or other use at this time)
the home is spacious with grounds and outdoor furniture around. you have your own little outdoor seating area. we have bunnies too. gardens in plating seasons. around, ... plus nearby extensive park and walking in arroyo (though its suburbia, there is a bit of wilds just across the street).
some food can be prepared in your room with a small kitchenette. You are provided clean drinking water, in a large dispenser, in your room as well. you shop and prep your food as you wish - plan cuz it's only a small cooking/ fridge in the guest room.
if you do not come with a vehicle, you can get items when we go (during COVID we ONLY do curbside pickups). likely you can borrow a bike. there is one supermarket and pharmacy in an easy walking distance, or bike. a bike path, about 4 miles to downtown, is nearby -uphill.)
santa fe town is a piece of art in itself! all adobe architecture, very quaint, clean and sweet. hotsprings not far, wondrous forests to climb through, deep deserts too, even skiing right here! hoping you would enjoy time off in the area, plus maybe take an art class or academic class or two...
if you can speak hebrew with us too, great! i am raising them bi-lingual.... but only english is necessary.
public transport is possible but not easy. biking works well in good weather.
during pandemic times: please note we expect our guests to enjoy the outdoors extensively and have only bare necessary times in indoor public places. check in if our safety protocols suit you ok.
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12 hours -reduced during pandemic times