Feather Leaf Inn
Group energy - Oceanfront - Snorkeling - Great Vegan Food - Historic Restoration - Retreat Center - Great Reviews - Learn New Skills - Environmental Sustainability Goals & Practices - Beekeeping - Tree Planting - Solar Powered - Yoga - Coral Restoration - Habitat Protection - Water Systems - Green Building
We've had really great experiences hosting volunteers. Rather than sharing our perspective, here's a sampling of what volunteers have said about us...
"We stayed here for four months and had a fantastic experience! Ryan and Corina are the most wonderful hosts you could imagine. They are so generous with their time. They are working toward an inspiring vision, and their enthusiasm is infectious. They are amazingly energetic, ambitious, knowledgeable, respectful, good communicators, clear in their expectations, and they endeavor to match you up with the right work. They're also playful and love to have fun, whether playing a board game or taking a crew to play ultimate frisbee. We loved going night snorkeling with the group. We could always rely on them for suggestions on local attractions and restaurants. They provided all the vegan food we could ever want, which was perfect for us! The property is amazing with the best location on the island, and there is so much to do including snorkeling, swimming, scuba, biking, jogging, hanging out at the beach, enjoying the stars, becoming acquainted with the local critters, and getting to know the other wonderful volunteers. The work was challenging but we learned a ton! The tasks were so varied and covered lots of different skill sets. We definitely improved our knowledge, skills, and confidence. We hope to see Ryan and Corina again someday! Thank you guys so much!"
"I stayed with Ryan and Corina over the Summer from July to August. It was my first [volunteer travel] experience and I truly could not have asked for a better one. The work is pretty physically demanding, but that makes it all the more rewarding. It is also so cool to see how much you can accomplish. I did everything from cleaning rooms, to doing carpentry work in the cook house, to power washing and painting the roof of the mill. I learned so many new skills and feel so much more competent with power tools. I also realized that in almost every situation, I was stronger than I thought I was...
While the work was fun and rewarding, what made the experience so great was the people that were there. Ryan and Corina are so kind and open to everyone. They are happy to teach you new skills and support you in the projects that you are working on. I felt so at home while I was staying with them and think that I am a better person now because of their kindness. I also think that good people attract good people, and the people that they have volunteering with them are some of the kindest, most interesting people I have ever met. I had so much fun exploring St. Croix with everyone and now I have friends for life. I hope that someday I will get to return. If you have the time and the interest... choose this one..."