Check out the aliens in Roswell, New Mexico!

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The experience

*****COVID note: I am 69 years old, so I’m going to try to be very, very careful re: infection. I need people who are vaccinated. No ifs, ands or buts.******

***Another note: No guns, drugs or dogs. The dogs thing is strict because both my animals and I have been traumatized by domestic dogs and really don't like them. Sorry, dog lovers.

I am an older woman, living on five mostly undeveloped acres just outside Roswell, N.M. (yes, THAT Roswell)


What you offer

3 hours of help per day

Cleaning: Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

Building & Repairing: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens

Animal Care: Help look after and take care of animals.


What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Tent: You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.

Basic Internet Access: Basic speed internet for you to work remotely


Requirements

Fluent English

Between 18 and 80 years old

Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

United States Visa


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

Right now, because of serious injuries sustained when I was overseas, I need someone who can care for the animals (llamas, goats, mini donkey and chickens as well as cats), prep the gardens and help me with things like cleaning and organizing. It’s an easy volunteer, and you’re welcome to spend most of your day doing what you’d like. I don't cook or clean (well), so that's also welcome. I also need to repair the damages done by my "caretaker" while I was gone and help locate all the things he reorganized.

The house is filled with things to do (books, vinyl records, games) so you won’t be lacking for entertainment. I have good wifi and a truck you can borrow if need be for chores. (Sorry, it’s manual transmission.)

I also love folks who come up with creative new ideas for my property. And, if you're into cooking I won't turn that down.


Activities & Shift

The chickens and ducks need to be let out first thing in the morning (they're free-range) which is done by the earliest riser after dawn. You'll also fill their food and water bowls. This takes maybe 15 minutes.

At sunset, the chickens/ducks need to be put in their coop and the goats and llamas fed. (It takes me a half-hour in my wheelchair.)

Once a week, the chicken coop needs to be cleaned, and the llama poop pile cleared. (I have a compost bin.) Time is open.

The housecleaning/cooking can also be done when you want unless I need something. (I'll supply most of the food.)


Rules

The only restrictions: no dogs, firearms, or drugs, and smokers MUST smoke outdoors only. (420 OK outdoors)

Please know this is a dusty desert environment: Clothes/shoes that can withstand cactus and other thorns are a must, and a willing attitude is required.