Co Host Travelers and help us build a bee colony in a Navajo community in Monument Valley

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The Exchange

Your tent or ours that we open to travellers, who wish to stay in our area, and help us co-host two tents and two hogans. It enables us to travel, and make meetings, appointments and work on our legal Environmental cases, and expand our bee project to a working state, as we are just getting bees. We are looking for volunteers, who can help change sheets, clean the four units and prepare them for the evening travellers coming in.


What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Night Shift: Help with night tasks to make the place relaxing for all guests

Kitchen Hand: Help serving and organizing meals.

Housekeeping: Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.

Reception: Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.


What you get

2 days off per week

Tent: A billion stars over your head and a comfy tent to sleep in.

Cook your own meal: Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Bikes at your disposal: Hop on my bike, baby! Free to use bicycles.


Requirements

Intermediate English

Over 18 years old


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

We are building bee houses, to establish a local bee colony, to eventually produce honey to eventually have cooperative sales to local businesses of Navajo honey. We hope to invigorate the community crops, help elders, and create ways to assist families struggling in our remote economic area. This region is heavily dependent on mining, we hope to help others get experience in the bed and breakfast industry, as well as cooperative farming and entry into farmer's markets. We are open to folks doing their own mini projects, and we have projects that we are working on. But bottom line if we all take turns doing various work around the business, we all can have time to do other things and that is the goal, really is to somehow work out a timeshare for the work periods, and time share projects. We enjoy socializing with volunteers and guests, together, we are very informal of a project.


Activities & Shift

For ourselves, we wake up in the morning and make coffee and invite the guests, cook meals for ourselves. We begin the day, saying goodbyes and start cleaning the tents, and the hogans. We prepare the wood, and coal, gather the sheets, and water, and then we go to each tent or hogan. We remove the sheets, and check the blankets and change them when necessary. Once a week or twice a week we go to the laundry to clean everything and fold, bring back and store them. We make sure the tents are swept and mopped. The hogan we sweep the floor lightly and sprinkle water on the earth floors to cool the earth and to tamper down the dust. We check the outhouses to make sure they are clean. We check the solar shower to make sure its in good shape, and mop the rocks with cleaning disinfectants. We put the used towels into the laundry. And then we do everything else ha!


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