Help us build our community dream and experience living in harmony with nature in Colorado, USA

  • Estados Unidos
  • 392 “me gusta”
  • Última actividad: 28 sept 2023



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana



  • Descripción


    My husband and I have dreamed and worked for ten+ years of providing a beautiful alternative space for community for our family and friends. Husband passed recently but our dream still lives. I live in Southern Colorado, 30 minutes southwest of Pueblo, Colorado. For 10+ years we built an off grid lifestyle as one demonstration for a truly sustainable community that could provide a path to the ancient Vedruss Culture described in the Ringing Cedars Books by Vladimir Megre. At present there is no community here but continue to beautify the space and perfect the model. We have built our own domain parcel off grid on raw land and can normally use plenty of assistance for perfecting and expanding that during the warm weather months. We have built a cabin and added an earth wall two story addition. We are learning by doing as we build our dream and discover more and more ways to make our lifestyle more harmonious with Nature and life. This spring and summer (2022) we have fewer projects as my husband has recently passed. Our guests stay in a camper near our home and prepare most of their own meals (solves the problem of various and incompatible dietary preferences). We provide the food suitable to your diet preference along with clean sheets, towels and washcloths. We live off grid and finding ways to make that more and more sustainable.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda informática
  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    You could experience and examine living in harmony with nature and see the transitioning steps to that lifestyle. In fact we prefer and give priority to workawayers who are planning their own transitional lifestyle. I speak English with a bit of Spanish; you could learn and experience the alternative building methods we have used and try out our transitional off-grid lifestyle. You could have many wonderful discussions about alternative lifestyle elements we have tried, and use your creativity to explore additional possibilities. Some have worked and some have not. Some still need improvement and those could be stimulating discussions and experiments as well.

    If you love being in Nature, want to deepen your connection with Nature and thereby deepen your connection with your own true nature, this is a great place and support for that. Our collection of expertise includes the legalities of community and structure building, the function of Government and Law in relation to community, construction styles and materials, off-grid systems and possibilities, the transition from modern lifestyle to a more sustainable lifestyle. If you are familiar or want to become more familiar with the Inner World, you can work on Communicating with Nature and your own relationship between the inner personal world and the outer world of physical and emotional experiences. There is much beautiful and supportive space for meditation if that is part of your life path.

  • Ayuda


    Because of our very rustic lifestyle and cold winters we do not accept guests from October through March. We are generally warmed up and open for guests again by late April through September. We are creating a community opportunity in southern Colorado and our projects cover a wide range of activity. We have path building projects through a steep forested area (leading down to the river canyon). We have a shelter ready to be screened, a new family graveyard ready for beautification. We need holes dug for trees and at certain times of the year we have trees to plant in those holes. There is a lot of digging needed here and there, and routine maintenance for sustainable living. We also have a river to swim in depending on the weather, places to explore or meditate in nature's serene beauty.

    IMPORTANT for some people: We are at an elevation of 5200 feet. Some health conditions will make it difficult to help in this altitude (low for Colorado but high for many visitors). Healthy people will only experience more heavy breathing especially when hiking up from the canyon.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Intermedio

  • Alojamiento


    We live off-grid in a relatively remote area with no public transportation access. Cell phone service is limited for some signal servers. Being off-grid we have no land-line for phone. We do have satellite internet but our allotted bandwidth is very limited so not generally accessible unless you use the wifi access provided with your phone account. Life and accommodations here are very rustic.

    For our guests we have a camper that sleeps six (small propane refrigerator). The camper has solar for lighting and phone charging but is not enough for charging most laptops or notebooks. In cold weather the camper is heated with a small propane "buddy" heater (We supply the propane). The camper has no plumbing. Water is supplied via a five gallon water bottle dispenser (we supply the spring water). We will provide food, of course, and you will prepare most of your own meals although that is flexible depending on diet preference. You may prepare all your own food if you prefer, or share an evening meal. I will provide you with linens or you can bring your own (sleeping bag is fine also). Sheets will be clean but blankets are not washed after each guest leaves. The camper has a propane stove and oven and is furnished with basic cooking utensils. It's more like camping than visiting someone in an ordinary house. If you are one who does not adjust easily to cool weather this may not be a good choice for you in autumn or early spring. Spring and Fall temperatures range from 30's to 80's Fahrenheit which is great for outdoor help. Much of our work would be more pleasant with a good pair of work gloves.

    We can accommodate children if they are involved in the work exchange but absolutely no pets. We are in a ranching area and ranchers shoot coyotes and dogs (even cats) they don't know. You may hear the occasional gun shots of a rancher clearing his land of perceived predators. We have no fenced areas for pets and we share our land with natural predators (coyotes, lynx, bobcat, mountain lions, bears, hawks, and owls). We love them but pets may be dinner for them. We have been developing a very nice relationship with the wild animals around us. We have a herd of 13 or so deer that consistently graze and bed down near our home and campers. We a have a family of skunks that we have become quite comfortable with and even friendly with. Two foxes frequently come around and have become fairly comfortable around us. We love these wild animals and have found that family pets don't co-exist harmoniously with these pre-existing animals.

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    If you actually did want to leave this beautiful place to go see other interesting places (if you have your own vehicle), we are in the foothills of the Wet Mountains, a range of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. We're an hour from Pike's Peak, and Garden of the Gods, a great tourist area. Every road and highway leads to beautiful scenic views, camping, and historic sites. There's not a lot of reason to leave for these views because they exist right here on our land along with limited hiking, river exploration, quiet meditation spots and lots of wildlife. We have deer, antelope, bobcats, bears, mountain lions, badgers, coyotes, huge turtles, snakes, prairie dogs, and more but mostly they stay off in the distance or are visible only through their scat that they leave in the night.

    Here's what we don't want: Please do not come if you are using any drugs either recreational or medical. We are not a good location for recreational or medical drug lifestyles. On the other hand, if you love being in Nature, want to deepen your connection with Nature and thereby deepen your Conscious connection with your own true nature, we are a GREAT place to spend some time and energy.

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    Un poco más de información

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    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 221315126243

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