Growing house trees in Detroit, USA


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  • Descripción


    I am working to develop an abandoned house into an intentional community dedicated to growing house trees, basically trees that can support a human home.

    So far, I've built out a bed/bath/laundry area and along with one additional bed room and some kitchen space inside a gutted 5,000 ft² (400m2 or something) 100+ year old house and planted a dozen trees. The house is on the corner and the rest of the block, once full of houses, is for the trees. [2022 fall update: The mother tree, an American sycamore, grew 3 feet this year and is almost taller then me!!!! We'll plant a couple dozen more trees this spring.] One day, I hope the field will be a forest full of tree houses.

    None of the spaces you'll be helping to renovate or grow will be for paying guests in the future, this project is part of the free economy and a gift to the world. Hopefully a great one!

    About me: I believe deeply in both hospitality and labor. I've spent much of the last ten years hosting though couch surfing. Now, I'm trying to reorganize my life around the goal of growing, learning, and teaching about house trees. Since some of my best experiences with couch surfers were working on this old house, it made sense to migrate over to this site after cs lost focus. At the moment, I work full time as a forensic engineer. I ride bikes and play the banjo and the drumset and hack the sack

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Trabajo de caridad
    Proyectos artísticos
    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We could learn how to grow house trees. Also, I can teach you how to learn the banjo.

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    There's three big bins of help:
    1) ordinary stuff like cooking, cleaning, yardchores, gardening, laundry, and shopping.
    2) home rennovations like sanding, scraping, painting, insulating, glazing, carrying, cetera, nothing to replace skilled tradesmen
    3) projects including seed collection, germination, planting, irrigation, fertilization, grafting, research, planning...and the unknown!

    Stamina beats experience, eventually.

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    Inglés: Fluido
    Ruso: Intermedio
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    I finally have a second bedroom built out! It's really nice. Bathroom and kitchen down the hall. Lots of work still to do Camping and facilities are available at the project site. Ideally, we can share some oatmeal in the morning, a sumptuous lunch after work, and none will go hungry.

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    The project site is in a neighborhood just north of the Eastern market. I have bikes to share. Detroit is really an amazing city, good spirit here.

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    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Yes, though Internet is sometimes a little spotty

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    I have a little driveway and a big field where you can camp

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    8-12 M-F

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 143285713593