Hands-on help on a historic estate in central Massachusetts

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The experience

UPDATE: Our manor recently suffered a large fire and is not habitable. We still have guest rooms in the dormitory but our accommodations and calendar are more limited and our tasks are more construction-y

We are a creative collaborative coliving community. Our task list is always overflowing with tasks including gardening, computer stuff, painting, driving, construction, etc.

You have flexibility to choose days and times and what to work on.


What you offer

15 hours of help per week

Arts: Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.

Painting & Decorating: Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.

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

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens


What you get

4 days off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Team Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.

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

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

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

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

Yoga classes: Take free yoga classes at our place.

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

Fast Internet Access: High-speed internet for you to work remotely

Dedicated Workspace: Specific space for you to work remotely


Requirements

Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

Our coliving community residents contribute help to our infrastructure and stationkeeping projects along with pursuing their creative passions. At the same time, we welcome travelers and visitors to join us for short-term stays while also contributing in the same ways.


Activities & Shift

Tasks here are not taken in shifts. They are posted for everyone to see and choose between and do when they have time. Some are recurring, like chores, and some are one-off, like renovation and repair and art projects. Many tasks can be done solo with some instruction. Some require multiple people to coordinate time and effort. The simplest tasks are to just carry items from here to there, or pick up things in the yard. The most complex involve home improvement or computer networking or graphic design. Most fall somewhere in between.


Rules

No smoking tobacco indoors. No indoor pets without advance notice, and only in the building dedicated to pet owners. No illegal activity.