Help with an earthship inspired mountain home in Wrightwood, CA, USA

  • EUA
  • Favorito 259 vezes
  • Última atividade: 30 nov. 2023



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: 1 semana ou menos



  • Descrição


    I've been happily hosting on Workaway for 2 years as I work to develop a mountain town lot I bought in 2017 where I built an earthship inspired house. I also work full time remotely as a technical director for Laika Animation, the makers of Coraline. I like trails and skiing and am excited both to travel some but also continue to work on projects here at my hosting location. I studied at Earthship Biotecture and Cal Earth, and built this house based largely on those styles, which is where I have been hosting here in the mountains of southern California.

    I was born in California, went to school at UCSB, and worked in animation for almost 15 years. I enjoy meeting guests from around the world and enjoying healthy food, light house work, and enjoying the outdoors, especially in the mountains, forests, and hot springs. I am really into trail running and triathlon and have done many ultra marathons in a few different countries.

    I joined workaway for help and to meet people. I really appreciate help here because it's a lot to take care of the house, do projects and finish my work on any given day. I need help with common house work, walking my husky - Kobe, and occasionally with art and build tasks. I am using a CNC machine to do one really big sculptural wall mural which is taking many months, and I have plans to begin building a 8 ft diameter superadobe dome in my yard in March 2024.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    I believe the most powerful draw of this place is the mountain atmosphere, the forest, clean air, quiet retreat from the bustle of a city, and beautiful vistas. This area was a retreat for Hollywood stars a century ago.
    Beyond that this is an opportunity to become familiar with the earthship concept as realized in a California mountain town, this includes: rainwater capture, greywater system, thermal mass as related to passive heating and cooling, gardening including the production and use of biochar, carpentry, stone masonry, lime and clay plaster, cob and adobe.

  • Ajuda


    I've been building an earthship inspired home in the mountains near the closest ski resort to Los Angeles for the last 5 years. It's nearly done but I could use help finishing a few things and building an ancillary superadobe dome structure ala Cal Earth (which happens to be nearby) which I want to build as an extra bedroom in lieu of the house being built in that fashion due to the county not forthcoming in permitting that technique for the primary structure.

    Expect to help however suits you best. Usually I appreciate help preparing meals and washing dishes, and maybe also washing windows, and I still have a lot of clay, lime and latex paint wall finishing to accomplish. The work is almost always lightweight and I'm happy to find the most appropriate jobs based on how the weather is outside.

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Espanhol: Intermediário

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    I have about 4 years of study in Spanish and some exposure to French.

  • Acomodação


    I have a 2 bed, 2 bath house with the guest bed and bath available for use by a workawayer, with attached bath. The kitchen and common room are shared. I have a laundry room, outdoor cedar hot tub, and I usually buy most of the food for your stay.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    There isn't much local transport so one would want to have a car. There is space for parking. Otherwise I have had one workawayer arrive in town by bus, or I can pick people up at the station in San Bernardino. The town is about 6,000 people at 6,000 ft elevation in the mountains. There are many trails including the PCT nearby, and others popular for hiking and mountain biking. The Mountain High ski resort is about 5 miles away so it does snow here in the winters though usually very mild with sunny warm days but cold nights. There is a very nice farmer's market in town on Friday afternoons.

  • 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

    I have wifi throughout the house and outside. The connection is 200Mb/sec.

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    I have a husky. He is great with other dogs. Not compatible with cats.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?


  • ...

    Horas previstas

    2 hours/day, 5 days/week

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 331223716733

Comentário (8)



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: (4.9)

Intercâmbio cultural: (4.9)

Comunicação: (4.9)

Explore a border town while helping me around the house and yard in the dreamy Sonoran Desert, USA
Learn self sufficiency in a off-grid, eco-friendly homestead, making beer, bread, pasta, cider while enjoying Hawaiian culture on the Big Island, Hawaii, USA