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Help us creating a self-sustaining community in SW Michigan, USA

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  • Favorito 58 vezes
  • Última atividade: 27/09/2022




  • Descrição


    We are an intentional community starting up in SW Michigan, 15 min from Lake Michigan and dozens of others as well as Van Buren State Park. Our goal is to become a self-sustainable community with a communal garden, education, music studio, and eventually we would like to host public workshops as well as local and traveling musical guests.
    The land has been maintained for over a decade using permaculture techniques, and is filled with food trails that have blackberries, raspberries, elderberries, medicinal and culinary herbs, as well as 200 blueberry bushes.

    So far we have one family and one single member living on site, and another single member on the way, and our eventual goal is to build sustainable (preferably earthen) homes on site to house around 10 families/units. The family has one two and a half year old and one baby on the way in June, so children are welcome and encouraged if you don't mind all fitting in the tiny home!

    We have omnivores as well as vegans living here so we can accommodate either, and we have egg laying chickens and two ducks as well as a "rabitat" where we raise very happy colony style meat rabbits. We supplement with grass fed local beef and have a milk share with an Amish family for fresh raw cows milk weekly.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    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

    Organic farming, permaculture, herbalism, foraging, animal husbandry, butchering and working with rabbit fur, food preservation- dehydrating, canning, fermentation, bread making, sourdough, voice and piano lessons

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

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

  • Ajuda


    We are looking for volunteers to help us with starting up our garden (it's our first year,) and we hope to have an organic annual garden out front, a medicinal herb garden, along with starting some food forests on the property. We will also need help from volunteers harvesting blueberries when they are in season!
    We have one two year old on site and a baby on the way, so we would love help with teaching/arts & crafts/watching the older child while under supervision from other community members.
    We make our own preventative medicines, make skin products and soap, cook from scratch, bake bread, ferment, etc so we would also appreciate any help with that.

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Sign language (American): Iniciante
    Francês: Iniciante

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    I took six years of French in high school and college and spent time in France and was almost fluent, but over the last decade I have lost a lot of it! I love learning languages and tried to pick up ASL when having a baby and used it to begin teaching her language. I am interested in learning new languages and teaching what I know!

  • Acomodação


    A tiny home with a lofted bed, picture included in photos section, food provided

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    The land is 20 acres, and about a third of it is beautiful woods with walking trails. About 15 min away are numerous beaches and parks with hiking trails. We are 10-15 min away from South Haven, a cute beach tourist town in the summer with lots of little shops and beach activities. We are 30 min from Kalamazoo, a larger college city, an hour away from Grand Rapids- a very large city, and about two hours from Chicago. Bangor (where we are located) is an adorable little farm town as well.
    We share a car and a truck in the community, if you want to go off site we can give a ride on our off hours.

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    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Any size van or camper, we have 20 acres of space with many campsites

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    As long as they have no history of aggression and are known to be good with small children, dogs and cats

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

  • ...

    Horas previstas

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

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 589366923537



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