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Come and learn about alternative building techniques and living off-grid near Durango, Colorado, USA

  • Favorito 34 vezes
  • Última atividade: 14 fev. 2024



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 2 semanas



  • Descrição


    Paula and Joe have been building an off-grid homestead on 40 acres in Southwest Colorado for over 20 years. Up til now we have done all the work developing our homestead by ourselves, but now we need some help and want to pass on some of what we have learned over the years. We are looking for a single person or a couple to help with some projects planned to make our homestead more sustainable.
    Living in a high desert climate at 6,800 ft. we are in the foothills of the San Juan Mountain Range. Our view to the north are the many peaks of that range. Wolf Creek Pass is to our east, with Purgatory Ski slopes to our north. To the west are the canyon lands of Utah.
    Mesa Verde is an hour drive and several other National Parks are within a 2 or 3-hour drive. These include Chaco Ruins and Aztec Ruins, of the Pueblo (Anasazi) culture. Arches NP and Canyonlands NP are located just west of Moab, Utah. Biking and river rafting or kayaking are also available nearby.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Prática de idiomas
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Manutenção geral
  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Travelers can learn about gardening, solar electric systems, building skills, managing an off grid homestead and speaking American English, if that is not their native language. If they have an interest in ancient cultures, this is the place to be. Paula and I have worked at several of the nearby National Parks and will be happy to share what we know about them. Additionally, they can learn about a unique area of the Rocky Mountains and the Four Corners region of the US. A place where four states come together. But also a region where several cultures come together. Anglo, Latino, Navajo, Ute, several Pueblo tribes such as Hopi and Acoma and others.

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.

  • Ajuda


    We have several projects planned for this summer (2023) and there is always general maintenance work needed.
    The main project will be construction of a hybrid earth ship/ greenhouse. We will also be building a garage using small diameter logs cut on our land. Volunteers can learn alternative building techniques as well as gain some experience in living off grid. There will be oportunities to learn what living on a rural homestead requires to make a go of it. Brush clearing and tree cutting will be part of those projects. I will also be setting up a small photovoltaic system for one of our outbuildings. As Spring approaches the gardens will require some help as well. Having a working knowledge of using hand tools is a plus but most important is a willingness to work hard and learn as we go.

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Espanhol: Intermediário
    Alemão: Iniciante

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    I can help with learning English. I would like to improve my Spanish. Paula has limited Spanish and German, but would like to learn more.

  • Acomodação


    We have a small furnished tiny (10x12) cabin suitable for one person or a couple. Couples with children may be welcomed but generally there are a lot of hazards around our house that make it dangerous for children. The cabin has a loft bedroom, bathroom with shower and cooking facilities. I expect we will eat one meal together each day, and the other meals will be up to the travelers. We will help with groceries. No cigarette smoking in the house please. Internet is available using cell service. We have a wood fired sauna for your use.
    Our place is somewhat isolated and the nearest town is 10+ miles away, so too far to walk but within biking distance. Durango is about 20 miles away and offers numerous restaurants and stores. Folks coming here should like quiet and peaceful living. The nearest large city is Albuquerque, New Mexico, about a 3-4 hour drive.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    There are so many interesting things to see and do in this area, but most require a vehicle. Our place is somewhat isolated and the nearest town is 10+ miles away, so too far to walk but within biking distance. Durango is about 20 miles away and offers numerous restaurants and stores. Folks coming here should like quiet and peaceful living. There is some limited bus service to the nearby towns. Having your own transport would be preferable, but not absolutely necessary. We can provide transportation for at least one shopping trip each week and possible longer trips on the weekends. We are not big party people, but like to enjoy life. We like camping and hiking in the nearby mountains and canyons. We are omnivores, drink alcohol moderately, and are 420 friendly. No heavy drinkers or hard drug users please. We have a dog, looking for another and your dog would be welcome. Cats don't do well here for some reason.

  • 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

    We don't have wifi at our home but use cell phone mobile data for online activities.

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    I have room for small to medium RVs

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    We welcome well behaved friendly dogs. Cats don't seem to do well here.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?


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    Horas previstas

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 449516352211

Comentário (2)



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: (4.5)

Intercâmbio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicação: (5.0)

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