The project involves helping cultivate a half acre property near the banks of the Columbia river. The goal is to revive much of the natural ecosystems as well as create a regenerative food forest and garden that provides nutrients to members of every kingdom- human, animal, myco, plants, insect or otherwise. Techniques for mitigating various types of polutions suchs as noise, air, and water will be considered.
Interior renovation will also be taking place to open up the flow of the space as well as remove artificial elements (like plastic) and replace with more natural materials. Looking for participants who are excited about learning and want to contribute to a project that hopes to serve as a model for future intentionally designed spaces.
This project is at a private home and all of the harvest is shared within the household or traded within the community. Currently nothing is sold at markets. At any given time there are 4 people on the property: me the property owner/project manager (Mike) , two paying tenants, and a workawayer.
Aide avec des éco-projets
Bricolage et projets de construction
Cuisine/repas pour la famille
Aide à la maison
Travelers will benefit from learning opportunities suchs as
-Guitar, keyboard/piano, percussion
-English speaking and writing
No qualifications are mandatory other than the desire to learn, research, question, reevaluate, improve. Good communication skills are also important. Looking for assistance on several projects both one offs and on going.
- Planting, transplanting, seeding, propagation
- Integrated pest management and pruning
- Composting and waste management
- Moss and fungi cultivation
- Hemp and orchard management
- Harvesting and processing produce
- Painting walls
- Documentation and Research
- House work such as cooking, cleaning, organizing
Documenting the project will benefit in sharing knowledge and experience with the large community as well as attest to the skills you learn and refine.
Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
Interested in becoming better at Spanish and Chinese. Happy to provide english language assistance.
Private room would be available, with the understanding there may need to be accessed during the day for renovation projects. Furnishings are fairly basic, but you are welcome to add what you like. Renovation will be occurring often on certain portions of the house, but a full bathroom will always be available.
Share some food prep responsibilities. Dietary needs can be discussed. There is basic cookware available, as well as an instant pot, dehydrator, and juicer. It is requested that natural cleaning and hygiene products are used.
As COVID19 recommendations are rapidly changing, we will keep an open dialog to understand expectations around health and safety.
Helpers are welcome to enjoy any part of the half acre property to relax, do other work, use the internet, meditate, play music, exercise or whatever helps them maintain their own daily balance.
The waterfront is a quick 5 minute walk and is a great place to spend time and meet locals. A bicycle will be provided to get around. There is also a bus system, but it’s about a 3km walk.
Weekend excursions are optional, but include hiking, biking , van camping , visit nearby downs, and many other nature oriented excursions. Typically we’ll go to the main Portland farmers market every Saturday morning. As venues open up there will be more opportunities in the city as well.
Vancouver is a smaller city vibe next to a vibrant culturally rich city, Portland. Both cities have historic sites such as Pittock Mansion and Fort Vancouver. Portland is known for its garden and is known as “Rose City”, so don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.
The house is:
Minutes walk to river beach
10 minute drive to airport
3km - nearest organic market
2.5km - coffee shop
6km - Vancouver waterfront center
8km - Portland
1 hour drive to Hood River
~2 hours to Hood mountain, Mt St Helen, the Pacific Ocean
Other tools and recreational items
-access to a paddleboard and a kayak
-Garage with range of power and manual tools/ space for crafting
-Photo studio lighting and space
-Oil infusion machine
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
900MBPS internet, plenty of speed and coverage anywhere in the house. Built in desk space is available with view of the garden
Depends, please provide dimensions of vehicle. We are expanding driveway so this situation should improve in coming months.
Case by case basis.
15 hours per week. There is flexibility in time, but time good management is expected.