If you help out with the Airbnb, you will have access to the sauna, jacuzzi, theatre, game room in a rustic 3,300 sq. ft. custom ranch style home when the Airbnb is vacant. There is a wide variety of activities to do nearby, and volunteers will have access to hiking, biking, charming resort mountain town with stores, restaurants and breweries. Big Bear is the only 4 seasons resort in Southern California., There are 3 snow resort mountains, Big Bear Lake, Hot Springs, thousand of acres of hiking, wild fauna and flora, off roading, fresh air and pollution free skies year round!
You will have the opportunity to prepare and eat meals family style, and most groceries will be provided for personal meals. We will do our best to accommodate any dietary needs via Costco throughout your stay. There is also a farmer's market close by if you want more selection.
Big Bear, CA Top 10 US Travel Destination
Shopping & Entertainment
Big Bear Snowplay
Off-Roading Gold Mountain
King of the Hammers
Largest lodgepole pine tree In the world
Castle Rock Hike
Searching for Gold
18 Things to do in Big Bear
5 best hidden swimming holes in Southern California
Deep creek hike (clothing optional pools)
Mono lakes hot springs
Kern River Hot Springs
I create a sense of community at "The Crib" with ambition and humor. We are in the beginning stages of duplicating an aquaponics system that I created on my property in Los Angeles, The Big Bear project will be larger combining all my years of organic farming. The greenhouse build will be underground for a more efficient temperature control.
Whiteboards are currently hung in the volunteer area with an outline and system being created. I welcome any suggestions and always encourage team work. Helpers will commit 25 hours a week to helping organize, prepare and execute the building of this aquaponics system and help out with the Airbnb. It will be 25 hours a week and 50/50 Airbnb and Agricultural. You will help me plant fruit trees, vegetable garden in the Airbnb area and help clean/organize the house for guests. There will also be opportunities to make some money, pet sitting, leading hikes, educational classes for guest's kids, snow equipment tuning/repair, yoga, nutrition, bodywork, etc.
Your input with the planning for the future aquaponics, subterranean greenhouse and organic pool with be much appreciated.
We will be growing lettuce, green onions, bok choy, peppers, zuchinni, cucumbers, tomatoes, herbs, etc.
We also welcome anyone with cleaning/housekeeping & building skills and LOVE anyone who can use power tools! In return, we offer accommodation ranging from private rooms in the house (with common kitchen & living room) and private 24 foot RV (ideal for couples).
We expect you to keep your accommodations clean and in good order, and all tools returned prior to leaving. We provide sheets, beds, pillow cases, comforters, bed warmers, blankets, towels, and you get to use a fully equipped kitchen.
We particularly welcome WWOOFER couples and singles who want to stay longer periods of time. (We have a 3 month minimum, but sometimes shorter stays are available on a ""last minute"" basis). We provide some staples, but don't provide/cook meals. Ever so often we host a potluck ""wwoofer dinner"" - they're always great fun!
In order for the environment to be pleasant for all of us we require outside smoking only, no drug abuse, light alcohol (beer/wine ONLY and in moderation).
Be NICE and be open minded!
DO your part with assigned household chores
NO complaining unless accompanied by solutions
Personal hygiene - deodorant is ENCOURAGED!
Please use this opportunity to go out of your comfort zone, learn, grow and share :-)