Help create a more sustainable homestead and explore my adopted hometown of Boulder, Colorado, USA



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    dentro 20 dias

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 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 1 semana

  • Descrição


    My name is Joel and I am a 99% Colorado native, music aficionado, Spanish (and kinda German) speaker, and active/adventurous bon-vivant. The only label I've found that actually might fit me is 'multipotentialite' as I have had a long and varied career involving the Medical Field, Tech Startups, Ships, Antarctic Research, Renewable Energy, Homebuiliding, and probably another half-dozen things. I love to travel - with all 7 continents on my passport - and meet and get to know folks from different cultures all over the world. The whole pandemic has actually shifted my focus lately more toward finishing up projects at home and realizing a creative vision for a green, sustainable house in my adopted hometown of Boulder.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa

  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Involvement can be just lending a hand on various tasks or it could go much deeper with learning more about any of these trades/skills listed above (or perhaps even teaching me depending on YOUR experience!). Additionally, Boulder is a cultural, educational, spiritual, and adventure mecca. I'm always game to try and improve my Spanish skills and/or try to pick up a new language (including music, as it were).

  • Ajuda


    The work projects are really varied (depending on your abilities/aspirations as well as the seasonal logistics), though all fit within the framework of making things more sustainable, eco-friendly, and self-sufficient. The work schedule can be quite flexible as well, though on the order of 15-20 hours in a given week and will include:

    Installing PV Solar Panels
    Building a Greenhouse
    Building a Climbing Wall
    A Chicken Coop(??)
    Many other building trades (electrical, plumbing, framing, welding)

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Espanhol: Intermediário
    Alemão: Iniciante

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    I'm not formally learning/teaching any languages now, though always game to give it a try and expand my knowledge.

  • Acomodação


    The living situation will be in a new above-garage carriage house that’s being built out, so it’s separate from, but connected to the main house. It’s a work in progress, though it has the most spectacular mountain views in the house and even it’s own sunny balcony w/spiral stairs! The basic creature comforts are there - private, partitioned, isolated area with window, bed, dresser, mirror…and part of the work can go toward finishing it out more, if desired. It can be totally self-contained with a mini-fridge, microwave, water kettle (and toilet/sink coming soon), yet right off the bat it may be more realistic to just utilize the main house facilities. I would be living up there myself, except my doggo is slowing down a bit with age and doesn’t dig the stairs so much. In the main house there is myself an awesome dog + kitty, and a couple housemates with interesting careers and interests (GIS, Particle Physics, Martial Arts, Sushi Chef, Guitar/Uke/Bass).

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    Some of the many fun and interesting things to check out in the immediate vicinity include:
    Mountain/Road Biking
    Skiing/Snowboarding (yes!…prob. into June/July still)
    Kayaking/Tubing/Swimming on the Creek
    Culinary School
    The Startup Business Scene
    Education and Science (NREL, NIST, NOAA, U of Colorado)
    Music/Arts Scene

    ...and chances are that I (or my friends and local co-ops, etc.) have some gear and recommendations to share on all this or other pursuits

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Decent bandwidth internet at the house and I myself pop off to some of the cafes, etc. for some work (actually, it's where I am right now!)

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Street parking is def available and can happen for a shorter stay (sans direct hookups, and per local ordinances etc. would still prob have to be sleeping in the house). For something longer, I actually have a space in my oversized garage (yes, it can fit) with hookups that could be a win-win for a more comfortable space that you're used to. That might be a slightly upgraded scenario than the one posted, but probably workable, so let's talk!

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    I have a dog and a cat already (both friendly) so any additional pets will have to be compatible and well mannered/behaved.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?


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    Horas previstas

    3-4 hours/day...or 15-20 hours/week w/flexibility on exact schedule (and more hours for pay possible)

Essas classificações são opcionais e foram dadas junto com os comentários dos membros.A classificação média deixada por cada opção é exibida.

Precisão do perfil: (5.0)

Intercâmbio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicação: (5.0)

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 124192433635